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Water-friendly Homes—
A New Series of Educational Workshops

Water-friendly households help keep the Great Swamp great! Our pilot Water-friendly Homes program recognizes homeowners who are actively working to improve the quality of water around them. Get a jumpstart on this fun new community environmental program—which we will tell you more about later this year—by attending these special workshops designed to help you improve water quality in and around your home, and reduce the amount of water leaving your property as stormwater runoff. Will your family help us protect the Great Swamp Watershed and the Passaic River?

Please visit our Event Registration page to register for all events, or call our Event Information Hotline at 973-538-3500 x22 to register by telephone. GSWA members participate free of charge. Non-members are asked to make a voluntary donation of $10/adult and $5/child (6 to 17 years old), or $35/family (includes 4). There is no suggested donation for children 5 years and under. Programs are suitable for all ages. For updates or cancellations, please call our Event Information Hotline at 973-538-3500 x22.

Wednesday, September 19, 7—8:30 p.m. CANCELLED

GSWA Office, 568 Tempe Wick Rd., Morristown, NJ

UltraSmart Gardening

Learn how to make your garden more eco-friendly! Join us for this hands-on workshop and pick up some simple tips you can use in the garden to improve your landscaping and for the benefit of local wildlife, water quality, and environmental conservation. We will help you choose native plants that are excellent managers of water, and work hard to keep pollution out of nearby streams. We’ll show you ways to make your soil more effective at absorbing rainfall and nourishing your trees, shrubs, and plant beds. And, we’ll talk about rain gardens and vegetation buffers that attract wildlife and limit the amount of rainfall running away from your property.

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Wednesday, October 24, 7—8:30 p.m. CANCELLED

GSWA Office, 568 Tempe Wick Rd., Morristown, NJ

Reduce Your Use! Outside Edition

Sweetgum Fall Leaves by B. Rothauser

The leaf litter in your yard can help enrich
your soil and keep rainwater on your property.
Sweetgum Fall Leaves by B. Rothauser.

Are you a water hog, or a water miser outside your home? Join us for this workshop to learn concrete steps you can take to reduce water use—and your water bill— outside of your home. Whether you live in town or in the country, we don’t blame you for giving up on your yard and property after all the floods, droughts and other crazy weather we’ve had. Take this opportunity to regain control and learn how a few simple landscaping techniques can reduce your need for excessive watering and help you ward off flood waters. We’ll examine different types of irrigation that conserve water when you need it and contain it when you’ve got too much. We’ll also show you how to get free water from the skies, even when it’s not raining! This is your chance to waterproof your yard and stop paying that expensive water bill every year.

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Wednesday, November 28, 7—8:30 p.m. CANCELLED

GSWA Office, 568 Tempe Wick Rd., Morristown, NJ

Reduce Your Use! Inside Edition

Are you a water hog or a water miser inside your house? Do simple household tasks like showering or washing dishes require lots of water or just a gallon or two? Join us for this workshop and learn how you can use less water and lower your water bill inside your home. We’ll teach you some simple tips to reduce the number of gallons you and your family use each day. We’ll also help you understand where all that water goes when you’re done with it, and how important it is to watch what you put into your household sewer system. Remember, it takes only two or three days for the sewer water leaving your home to be treated, discharged, and then scooped up again for drinking water further along the Passaic River. This is your chance to take action that benefits our water and your pocketbook. Sign up right now!

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