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If you noticed a helicopter flying around Quiet Waters Park this morning - the MD Dept of Agriculture was spraying for Gypsy Moth larvae.  Obviously, a serious problem in this area.  They were spraying Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis)  a pesticide formulated with a naturally occurring soil bacterium.  Click here to read more about their Gypsy Moth program.



Meet our team

  • Meet our team set 1
    Liz BuxtonExecutive DirectorA native of Tidewater, Virginia, Liz has more than 15 years experience leading conservation non-profit organizations and government agencies... Read More
    Jennifer Carr
    Jennifer CarrDirector, Watershed Restoration & Grants Jennifer graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Geography and a ... Read More
    Jesse Iliff
    Jesse IliffSouth RIVERKEEPERJesse Iliff is an attorney who obtained his juris doctor with a certificate of concentration in environmental law from the University of Maryland, Carey School of Law... Read More
    Denise Swol
    Denise SwolDevelopment CoordinatorDenise has her masters in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins and a bachelors from Florida State University in Geography. Her career has mostly been in the education community... Read More
  • Meet our team set 2
    Nancy Merrill SullivanCoordinator, Volunteer and Outreach ProgramNancy Merrill Sullivan is a recent transplant to the shores of the South River although she grew up as a river rat on the nearby Severn River ... Read More
    David LanierRestoration TechnicianDavid Lanier is a recent graduate from Towson University, where he earned a degree in environmental studies with a focus on policy and management ... Read More
    Francesca KingProgram AssistantFrancesca joined the federation in October 2017. She has previously worked in campaigns and environmental education... Read More
    Sarah GiordanoEnvironmental ScientisttSarah Giordano signed on as a Chesapeake Conservation Corps volunteer after graduating from Washington College ... Read More
  • Meet our team set 3
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    Shayna KellerChesapeake Conservation Corps MemberShayna Keller graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2017, where she earned a degree in marine science ... Read More

News & Events

  • Watershed Watch Newsletter 07-01-2017

    South River Federation Newsletter Watershed Watch is the quarterly newsletter of the South River...