Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Anne Arundel County Great Give kicks off Wednesday night. Non-profits participating including The Summit School.
Several local non-profits have signed up to receive donations through the GreatGive of Anne Arundel County, which kicks off Wednesday evening. Beginning at 7 p.m., anyone can hop online and donate money to a wide range of causes. The GreatGiveAAC runs for 24 hours. The program is being run by Razoo, an online movement allowing groups to set up online fundraising. The group claims to have helped raise more than $150 million for various non-profits. Here's a look at the organizations in the Edgewater area seeking donations through the GreatGiveAAC. Support The Summit School—The Summit School educates bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences. Londontowne Symphony Orchestra—The mission of the LSO is to provide residents …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Thanks to the Chesapeake Bay Trust, Unity Gardens, and hardworking Boy Scouts, the South River Federation and Oak Grove Marina now have a beautiful new rain garden.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
A mascot with the Bowie Baysox attended the event and took video of the kids working.
Key School students participated in a service project for the South River Federation at their Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary project site on Monday. Eighth-graders planted native tree species, wetland grasses, and switchgrass. They collaborated with volunteers from Double Tree Hotel, met the Bowie Baysox mascot, and took tours of the sanctuary. The project they worked on is a multistage water recovery system that uses a series of ponds to capture, filter and absorb runoff from the animals, according to The Key School. Key's participation was part of an Earth Day event that began with a film exemplifying individual sustainability activism and closing with an address of Earth Day's political and cultural history. Baysox mascot Rocko was …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The South River Federation got involved and was able to recruit volunteer groups to install and plant the roof.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Why is the South River Federation supporting the county’s decision to construct a pipeline that traverses the South River to pipe sewage from the Mayo area to the Annapolis peninsula?
Sunday, March 3, 2013
This week Patch reported on an accident on Friendship Road involving a dirt bike.
Here's a recap of some of the top news from Edgewater-Davidsonville Patch this week. To read more on any story click on the link. 1. Student Inspiration Leads Southern Art Teacher to National Recognition Southern High art teacher Michael Bell has won national awards, has helped his students win the national Rising Star Award four years in a row, was named Teacher of the Year—and that’s just during his day job. 2. Local Woman Creates Calendar, Raises Funds for AAMC Over the past six years, Davidsonville photographer Linda McCarthy has raised more than $80,000 for Anne Arundel Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) through proceeds raised from her Little Angel’s Calendar. 3. South River Federation Tackles 'Problem Pond' An $80,…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Volunteers will be needed in March at the Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary to help finish the project.
An $80,000 restoration project by the South River Federation is underway at the Davidsonville Wildlife Sanctuary where a pond on the property is getting a major overhaul. Soon the project will be complete and that's when the community can help with the finishing touches. "We're hoping to get various school groups or other various volunteer groups to do planting, hopefully starting by early to mid-March," said Jennifer Carr, volunteer coordinator for South River Federation. The work on the pond isn't a beautification effort—it came out of necessity to improve environmental conditions in the area. "This project was identified in a study five years ago as the highest, single source of pollution in Beards Creek," said Kirk Mantay, South River …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Several boys from the Davidsonville Athletic Association aided in the South River Federation's spat project at Harness Creek.
The South River Federation (SRF) announced it was looking for volunteers to help place spat, or baby oysters, into the local waterway and boys from the Davidsonville Athletic Association answered that call. As part of the association’s 12 Pillars of Leadership exercise, local 7- and 8-year-old boys helped the SRF on Sunday and weren’t afraid to get muddy and a little slimy in the process. The year old spat, that previously filled more than 400 flood buckets, were eagerly awaiting the move to the Harness Creek sanctuary where they would continue to expand the reef. While helping place the baby oysters into the South River, the young athletes also got to see eels, crabs and other wildlife move around in their area of the waterway. But …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Local residents can help the South River Federation (SRF) place baby oysters into local waterways to help increase the population.
The following post was submitted by staff from the South River Federation. The arrival of fall means the arrival of spat (baby oysters) here along the South River. We have a pallet full of tiny spat waiting to be placed into the protective flood bucket cages for the next year. The year old spat, currently filling over 400 flood buckets, are eagerly awaiting the move to the Harness Creek sanctuary where they will continue to expand the reef. But, they can't get there without your help! Volunteer with the South River Federation on Sunday at 10 a.m. and help us take these oyster babies to their new home. Bring your friends, neighbors, or kids—just make sure you wear closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle. Please RSVP to jennfer@…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A massive $100,000 wetland restoration project was dedicated behind Homestead Gardens on Tuesday.
Like many people who didn't major in environmental studies, I thought wetlands were just an area where frogs and alligators lived. That was until I spent some time speaking with South River Federation's Project Manager Kirk Mantay and heard firsthand how a wetland can drastically increase the health of local waterways. Looking over the new wetland behind Homestead Gardens' nursery, I got schooled on how a large pile of dirt, wood chips, rocks and puddles serve as a natural filtering system for stormwater—cleaning nutrients, reducing sediment and a whole lot more. Following the dedication ceremony for the wetland, Homestead Gardens President Brian Riddle said he too learned a lot during the whole process. "Growing up on the farm, you …