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Peer Beneath the Waves

Paddlers wanted to ­monitor the Severn’s underwater world

Turtlegrass with snails. <<photo by NOAA>>

The Severn River Association needs your help surveying underwater grass beds in the Severn River, mostly in and around Round Bay, July through early August. You’ll locate the beds, take samples and identify the grasses by species while recording water temperature and visibility.
    Funded by a grant from Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources, the Severn River Association provides monitoring kits. You provide the energy, the eyes and the boat — kayak, canoe or even paddleboard as you’ll be working in shallow water.
    Training begins July 5. To volunteer contact Tom Guay: ECAlert@gmail.com.