Fulfilling our mission of stewardship of the Spa Creek watershed through education, preservation, mitigation, and restoration, our vision is to be a model organization for restoring and protecting urban watersheds.
Our goals are to:
- Clean up Spa Creek from the headwaters to the Severn River
- Educate about the link between human life styles and the health of the Spa Creek watershed
- Reduce erosion, stormwater runoff, and pollution
- Provide an umbrella nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to obtain funding for initiatives and their completion Fed ID# 41-2069559
- Identify sources of damage to the Spa Creek watershed, raise such issues with the responsible parties and cooperate to achieve corrective actions
- Develop action plans to repair the damage to the Spa Creek watershed and remediate their sources, working with other groups when possible
Our Officers and Board
Whether you want to learn more about Spa Creek and its ecology, do hand-on work to clean and restore it, or help us in another capacity, the Spa Creek Conservancy has many opportunities to take positive action for the benefit of Spa Creek and the people and other living things that live within its watershed. Current board members are:
President - Amy Clements
Vice President - Manon Schladen
Treasurer - Deidre Shafea
Secretary - Elvia Thompson
The Spa Creek watershed spans historic downtown Annapolis, Eastport, and the surrounding areas. The headwaters run through Truxtun Park and eventually open into the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River. Spa Creek provides recreational opportunities for thousands of boaters, fishermen, and hikers each year and provides habitat for many of the Chesapeake Bay's native wildlife.
Continued development and population growth pose the largest environmental challenges to the health of Spa Creek.