Magothy River Association

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September, 2014

September 15th, 2014 · No Comments

Next Monthly MRA Meeting  Wednesday, September 17, 2014  7:30PM Meeting Info

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August, 2014

July 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Regular Monthly Meeting for August  Cancelled            Meeting for Wednesday, August 20, 2014 is cancelled

Note:  Annual Meeting and Picnic is Sunday, October 5th.  Details to follow.

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May, 2014

May 18th, 2014 · No Comments

<<<Magothy River Day – Saturday, June 14th at Lake Waterford Park

Concerts in the Woods –  Two Bands:  Leo & Cygnus and The Nautical Wheelers *** Sponsored by: Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks, David Butler at Morgan Stanley and First National Bank

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April, 2014

March 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Meeting Info & Directions

MRA Monthly Meeting   April 16, 2014  Berrywood Clubhouse

Info on Clean-ups & Magothy Clearwater <<< Click here

Clean-ups this Saturday, April 5:  Beachwood Park-Cleanup & Mulching 9:30AM       Project Clean Stream-Little Magothy River  8:45AM

Communities take note:  Magothy Clearwater 2014 gets rolling – Bacteria testing at your neighborhood beach

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March, 2014

March 6th, 2014 · No Comments

MRA Monthly Meeting – Wednesday, March 19th, 7:30 PM, Berrywood Clubhouse

Monthly Meeting Info

MRA and AACC Present Program on River Grasses

Call for Volunteer Kayakers & Canoers

Last night, March 5th, at Anne Arundel Community College, Dr. Steve Ailstock spoke about underwater grasses in the Magothy River.  He discussed the biology of the various plants and described the history of the reasearch which continues at the College.  Dr. Sally Hornor spoke about the need for volunteers with small boats to do some exploration on the River, searching for grasses.  Data will be collected for study at AACC.  About 50 people attended the event.  If you have interest and want to volunteer, send an email to

Left to Right: Dr. Steve Ailstock (AACC Biology Chairman), Paul Spadaro (MRA President), Dr. Sally Hornor (AACC & MRA Vice President)

Identify grasses with this handy synopsis:  Magothy Grasses

Gathered around in the lab. A good way to identify grasses.

See the video:  Magothy Grasses Presentation – March 5th, 2014

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February 2014 Update

February 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

Photo Above: New Stormwater Technology – Attempting to replicate the way storm runoff worked before development

State of the Magothy Meeting Items

Magothy River Index 2013

Magothy Stormwater Implementation Plan – Presented by Erik Michelsen

Introductory Video – Magothy River Association

Stay Tuned for More;  Original Post immediately below.

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February, 2014

February 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

2014 State of the Magothy

On Wednesday evening, February 19th, the Magothy River Association presented the 2013 Magothy River Index regarding the health of the River.  About 100 people attended the event at Anne Arundel Community College.  The index compiled by Dr. Peter Bergstrom, was presented by Dr. Sally Hornor of the Community College, also MRA Vice President.  The program also included an in depth look at Anne Arundel County’s plan for Magothy River stormwater improvements based on the fees approved by the County Council in 2013.   The plan was presented by Erik Michelsen, the new administrator of the County’s recently created Watershed Protection and Restoration Program.   The State of the Magothy report is attached below. 

Dr. Sally Hornor presents the 2013 Magothy River Index

Magothy River Index for 2013

Magothy River Index for 2012

MRA President Paul Spadaro introduces Erik Michelsen

Stay tuned for more.

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January, 2014

January 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Meeting Information

The next regular meeting is Wednesday, January 15th.   7:30 PM at the Berrywood Community Clubhouse

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December, 2013

December 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Happy Holidays to all!!!

There is no regular MRA meeting for December.

However, join us at Deep Creek Restaurant this Thursday night for an MRA fundraiser.  Mention MRA and a portion of you bill will be donated to the Magothy River Association.        MRA Night at Deep Creek Restaurant, Arnold      See the Flyer

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November, 2013

November 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Beachwood Park – Volunteer for Nature Trail Mulching     More Info

Next regular MRA Meeting –  Wednesday, November 20, 2013   7:30 PM    Berrywood Clubhouse

Meeting Information

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    Questions/Comments/Concerns about anything in the Magothy River Watershed:
    MRA office

    Questions/Concerns about dredging, clearing in wetlands:
    Maryland Department
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    Report fish kills, lesions, algae blooms, unsafe boaters:
    DNR’s Safety and Environmental
    24-hour Hotline


    Questions/concerns about tree clearing, sediment runoff, illegal building:
    AA County Critical Area Hotline

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