Magothy River Association

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General Information 2010

October 5th, 2009 · No Comments



 State of the Magothy for 2009

Annual Meeting

was held on

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

at Anne Arundel Community College

*2010 State of the Magothy River Meeting*

The Magothy River Association held its eighth annual “State of the Magothy River” presentation on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. The meeting featured the annual Magothy River Index.
“This year, I am disappointed to report that the aquatic health of the Magothy River dropped again, to 28% – we are giving letter grades for the first time and it got a “D” grade. As a result of this poor water quality, the MRA has suspended our efforts to grow and restore underwater grasses in the Magothy, which we have done every year since 2003.
I believe a “D” grade doesn’t mean that the Magothy River is “Doomed.” If we implement a strategy that builds on personal stewardship and community restoration, and demands legal and political actions to enforce environmental regulations and control development, we can clean up our river.”
MRA President Paul Spadaro

Magothy River Index 2009 Newsletter Format – 4 Pages

Magothy River Index 2009 – as Presented 021710 pdf version of the PowerPoint presentation at AACC – 20 Pages


The Magothy River Association is  seeking  new members. Keep an eye here for upcoming events.   Can’t get to an event, but want to join, just click the link below and come aboard!

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Scholarships at

Anne Arundel Community College

The Magothy River Association has endowed two scholarship funds at Anne Arundel Community College.  They are for residents of the County who are students in good standing in an environmental science program.  The scholarships are available to all qualified students, including incoming first year students.  Applications are available during September and January of each year. For more information contact the Science Division at AACC (410) 777-2260 or


 Next  MRA Meeting is Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Monthly MRA meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm. Meetings are currently held at the Berrywood Community Clubhouse, 2nd Floor.   Public welcome.

Directions: Rt. 2, Ritchie Highway to Severna Park. Take  B & A Blvd east (Rt.648) [@ Joe’s Seafood]. Right on Berrywood Drive.  Clubhouse is on the right just past Maureen Lane. 

 Berrywood Clubhouse – Mapquest










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Keeping an eye out for binoculars?

March 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Looking for a spotting scope or pair of binoculars?  Here’s 2011’s latest on some you might want to consider.    Binoculars_SpottingScopes0211


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News for septic system owners

March 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Revised rules make it easier to obtain grants for upgrading septic systems in Anne Arundel County. Read the article on

County homeowners are eligible to receive grants through the Maryland Bay Restoration Fund, administered by the County Department of Health. Check the County Department of Health website for details.

You can also get information on septic system upgrade grants from the Maryland Department of the Environment website.


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