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SSA's First Floating Garden has arrived

 | Published on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
SSA has it’s first floating garden thanks to the generous donation of the Snipe Fleet. The floating garden was installed in the open corner of the middle basin in an effort to mitigate the environmental impact of the runoff from the yard.  This is an environmentally friendly effort and in support of SSA’s mission statement: “TO cooperate with and participate in the activities of the various community organizations and civic associations dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the Severn River area.”
 
These gardens were developed as part of the Magothy River Association and have been popping up on the Magothy and Severn River and provide natural filtration and a habitat for local wildlife. The roots of these shoreline plants grow downward into the water during spring and summer, acting like filtering straws to improve water clarity and absorb excess nutrients caused by runoff. The plants help stave off deadly algae blooms associated with an overabundance

SSA Racing

Most weekends--and many weeknights--around the year, there's some sort of one-design racing happening out of Severn Sailing Association. Check out the calendar to see what's going on these days!


SSA Junior Program

SSA runs a year-round program to develop skills and a lifelong love of sailing in our younger sailors. A summer program and fall and spring high school sailing programs are just the tip of the iceberg.