SRLT works in the Severn, South, West/Rhode, and Patuxent River watersheds in Anne Arundel County.
Just Released Report on 2010 South River Greenway Activities!
SRLT just received a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to expand our outreach activities in the West/Rhode River watershed. We hope to bring our South River Greenway model to this watershed. A preliminary map of special properties in the area has been completed and we have held the first of many planned meetings with community leaders to find out how and where we can be helpful. Additional details will be available soon.
SRLT has found the West/Rhode Riverkeeper organization to be a great source of information about the watershed. See http://westrhoderiverkeeper.org
We had a great turn-out for SRLT's March 2013 hike on our Contee Farm Easement's new Watershed Trail, adjacent to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. It's 1.6 miles of farm, streams, shoreline, forest beauty..... Thanks for your interest! Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for upcoming events in all watersheds.
SRLT was originally founded as the Severn River Land Trust and we hold a wide variety of easements in the watershed. We are preparing a report on the current status of our work in this area and hope to form a new Severn Watershed Committee this summer.
UPCOMING HIKE at Cabin Branch - May 18th, 2013!
In celebration of SRLT’s many community partnerships and Anne Arundel County’s wild open spaces, we’d like to encourage our Friends of SRLT to take advantage of Severn River Association’s (SRA) upcoming hike on May 18th.
Continuing the 2013 SRA hiking series that started at the headwaters of the Severn in March, SRA’s next hike will be on May 18th, 2 pm on Bestgate Road, along the recently completed (and cleaned as part of Project Clean Stream) Cabin Branch Restoration Project.
The project was implemented by Keith Underwood, Underwood and Associates Ecosystem Restoration, with design by David Wallace, both long time pioneers in effective stormwater management and improving our watershed. The initial restoration work along the stormwater outfalls has created a "lovers" walk, as stated by some who have seen the dramatic transformation of these wetlands.
Cabin Branch passes under the railroad line slated for hiker/biker improvements, so you will get a chance to see this as well. We are fortunate to be guided by the designer of this wonderful wetlands restoration.
When: Saturday, May 18th at 2 pm
Where: First National Bank (old Bank Annapolis) parking lot, in back, 1000 Bestgate Road
Duration: About 3 hours.
Difficulty: Relatively easy, really just a nice walk in the woods. A few short slopes but nothing strenuous. Shorts should be fine, weather permitting.
Look forward to seeing you!