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Welcome to the MRA

The Magothy River Association (MRA) is dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the water quality, plants, and wildlife of the Magothy River and its watershed. Founded in 1946, the MRA is an all-volunteer group, incorporated as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization representing over 300 individual members and 30 community associations within the Magothy River Watershed. The organization designs and executes projects that restore and protect the welfare of the river and its watershed.

Monthly Meetings

The MRA Executive Board meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm. Please check our Facebook Page for up-to-date announcements and other timely information or contact Meetings are held via Zoom or at the Berrywood Community Clubhouse, 2nd Floor, at the intersection of Berrywood & Hartman Drives, Severna Park. Public welcome.

Recent News & Events

MRA Annual Picnic – 2023

The Annual Meeting and picnic of the Magothy River Association will be held at the Gibson Island pavilion on Sunday, September 24, from 12:00 – 2:30. The MRA will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks; please bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share.
There will be a short business meeting around 1:00 to meet next year’s officers (Paul Spadaro, President; Sally Hornor, Vice President; Russ Stevenson, Vice President, Government Affairs; Ted Connell, Treasurer; Karen Royer, Recording Secretary; and Andrea Germain, Corresponding Secretary) and discuss ongoing activities.
Gibson Island is a gated community and all attendees at the MRA annual meeting must be registered with the guard. Therefore, it is essential that you RSVP no later than September 15 if you plan to attend. Please leave a message with Karen at Space is limited and attendance will be on a first-registered basis, so I urge you to RSVP as soon as possible.
I hope you’re able to attend. If you still need to pay your membership dues for the year, please click on the “BECOME A MEMBER” link on the homepage. Dues and donations are both tax deductible! $25 for an individual. $35 for an organization. Thank you in advance for your support!

State of the Magothy

Annually in March, the Magothy River Association delivers a “State of the Magothy” address. Date to be announced. The event is held in the evening at Anne Arundel Community College Health and Biological Sciences Building (park in Lot D). The program typically runs from 7-9 pm. Displays will be available in the lobby starting at 6:30. For more information, please contact

Help Protect Cattail Creek!

Please attend the Board of Appeals hearing on Wednesday, August 16th at 5:00PM at the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, Annapolis and voice your objections to the proposed Enclave at Severna Park development project.

Help us in our efforts to preserve this sensitive land that drains directly into creek headwaters.

Letter to the Editor: Severna Park Voice

Working to Preserve and Protect the Magothy River Watershed