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!

Oyster Restoration Program

The MRA was proud to partner with the Jolly Dolphin in the 4th annual Great Chesapeake Bay Virtual Schooner Race to raise money for our Oyster Restoration Program. We sailed over the finish line in second place, doubling our race goal! However, we still have a long way to go in order to fund restoration of all our reefs. Please consider donating to our Oyster Restoration Program today! Click on the donate button above. For more information on this project please contact Thank you for your support!

Latest MRA Living History Video

On August 1, 2023, the MRA released its most recent video as part of its on-going Living History Project. This most recent film, produced by Charles Germain and supported in part by the Anne Arundel County Arts Council and the AACo Cultural Resources Division, tells the little-known story of a local Civil War site in Severna Park, known as Fort Grey on Mount Misery. Check it out here. You can find links to our other Living History videos under Projects>Living History

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. 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.

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