Mission
Mission

To protect, preserve, restore and celebrate the South River

Shoreline
Shoreline

Protect. Preserve

Wade-in
Wade-in

Restore. Celebrate

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Living Shoreline
Approximately 500 linear feet of eroding shoreline was transformed into a stable slope and living shoreline using a hybrid low sill/breakwater technique with sand fill and dense brackish marsh and riparian plantings). Approximately 90 feet of existing bulkhead was removed during construction, which took place in early 2014. The upstream end of the shoreline was planted in a mix of brackish and freshwater tidal vegetation in response to a 2012 study by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, showing that living shorelines in stormwater-dominated creeks tend to be vegetated by freshwater tidal plants.

This living shoreline project has significant demonstration value because the shoreline is used by the Girl Scouts, Annapolis Junior Rowing Club, YMCA, YWCA, and Arlington Echo Environmental Education Center. Over 2,000 students and campers utilize the site every year. Volunteers from Anne Arundel County Schools kindergarten classes, Davidsonville Elementary Green Club, the Girl Scouts, and the National Aquarium Grasses for Classes Schools all helped to plant the shoreline. The project was funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust and Maryland DNR's Living Shoreline Grant Program.

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Meet our team

  • Meet our team set 1
    Kate Fitz
    Kate FritzExecutive DirectorMs. Fritz is an environmental professional with ten years of experience in water quality, land use and sustainability planning ... Read More
    Suzanne Martin
    Suzanne MartinDirector of DevelopmentSuzanne has 18 years experience in fundraising, primarily in the education and environmental arenas. She has worked at private independents schools, Johns Hopkins University, Wichita State University, the Jane Goodall Institute and most recently at The Key School in Annapolis. ... Read More
    Jesse Iliff
    Jesse IliffSouth RIVERKEEPERJesse Iliff is an attorney who obtained his juris doctor with a certificate of concentration in environmental law from the University of Maryland, Carey School of Law... Read More
    David Lanier
    David LanierRestoration TechnicianBio coming soon! ... Read More
  • Meet our team set 2
    nancy
    Nancy MerrillCoordinator, Volunteer and Outreach ProgramNancy Merrill is a recent transplant to the shores of the South River although she grew up as a river rat on the nearby Severn River ... Read More
    Jennifer Carr
    Jennifer CarrCoordinator, Watershed RestorationJennifer graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Geography and a ... Read More
    Shardee' Powell
    Shardee PowellAdministrative AssistantShardee’ is a Calvert County Native but, isn’t a stranger to the South River watershed... Read More
    Sarah Giordano
    Sarah GiordanoEnvironmental ScientistSarah Giordano signed on as a Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteer after graduating from Washington College ... Read More
  • Meet our team set 3
    jackie
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News & Events

  • Watershed Watch Newsletter 07-01-2017

    Watershed Watch is the quarterly newsletter of the South River Federation. It features articles on...