There are lots of ways to help GSWA protect our waters and our land. Here are two upcoming opportunities for you, your family, and your friends to become GSWA volunteers. Please register online by clicking the Volunteer link below its description, or go to our online Event Registration page.
All scheduled volunteer events include outdoor components. Please dress for the weather. Conditions may be wet and muddy. Long pants and sturdy shoes or boots are strongly recommended. Long sleeves are optional, but recommended. Feel free to bring your own water in a reusable water bottle.
Volunteer Stream Restoration Project
Sunday, October 13, 9 a.m.—Noon
Bayne Park, off Blue Mill Road, Harding Township, NJ
Help GSWA maintain vegetated pond buffers planted in 2011 around Harding Township's Bayne Pond. The buffers improve water quality by slowing down stormwater runoff. They also help absorb pollutants carried by stormwater runoff before they enter the pond. Volunteers will help prepare the buffers for winter by weeding, spreading mulch, and repairing deer and goose fencing.
Volunteer Stream Assessment Training
Sunday, November 10, 9 a.m.—Noon
Great Swamp Watershed Association, 568 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, NJ
If you are interested in becoming a stream monitoring volunteer or just learning more about stream health, this training is for you! An early-morning indoor classroom session helps you learn how to conduct a visual stream assessment and recognize environmental factors that may impact stream health. A late-morning outdoor session helps you practice your new-found skills at a local stream site. By afternoon, you will be a fully trained visual-stream assessment volunteer ready to conduct a new assessment next spring!
Volunteer Workday at GSWA's Conservation Management Area
Sunday, December 1, 9 a.m.—1 p.m.
GSWA's Conservation Management Area, 1 Tiger Lily Lane, Hading Township, NJ.
GSWA's post-Thanksgiving volunteer day returns for another year! Help us maintain and improve access to our 55-acre Conservation Management Area (CMA) located in Harding Township. This secluded natural treasure includes areas of upland forest, swamp, marsh, and other wetlands. Tasks will be varied and may include trail maintenance, fence repair, and invasive plant removal. Bring your best holiday-season energy and enthusiasm!