about south river federation

Thank you Key School Students for sharing Earth Day with us.  We appreciated you helping us install hundreds of plants in our bioretention area in the Hillsmere Community of Annapolis.   One of our newest projects, this stormwater BMP is located right next to the community's pool, so the planting will be appreciated by many. We had a ton of fun with you! Thanks as well to the "weed team" who helped clean up a nearby rain garden and the "stone team" who helped spread gravel at the adjacent parking lot. South River Federation staff also taught students in the classroom about stormwater pollution using a watershed model.

It was a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day. The timing couldn't have been more perfect! Our Riverkeeper, Jessie Iliff and his wife, who happen to live in Hillsmere, welcomed the newest addition to their family, a baby girl who they named Willow. We were so pleased to be able to tell them we planted a tree in her honor in their neighborhood! To view Facebook photos, click here.

A special thank you also goes to Anne Arundel County’s Watershed Protection and Restoration Program and the Chesapeake Bay Trust for funding the project.