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Hone your inner naturalist and practice your being-out-after-dark skills with Director of Education and Outreach, Hazel England. She’ll guide you through the forests of our Conservation Management Area, perfect for exploring the spring night sky. With the mating season in full swing, June is the perfect time to explore the forest in search of active wildlife. We’ll listen and look for owls, foxes, spring insects, and other nocturnal creatures. Registration required. Register below or by calling 973-538-3500.
Communities can (and should) be taking certain steps to prepare for, mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change in New Jersey. We are already experiencing an increase in severe storms, heavy precipitation countered by periods of drought, a rise in sea level and increasing temperatures, all of which scientists predict will worsen over the coming decades due to global warming. Join us to discuss the tools and programs that will help communities build resiliency to these increasing threats, with a particular focus on protecting the marginalized populations.
**DUE TO WEATHER THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 6** Grab your kayak or canoe and join GSWA as we paddle upstream from the Fisherman’s Parking Lot at the Lord Stirling Environmental Education Center. We’ll traverse beaver dams and explore the river, with Somerset County Park land on one side, and the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge on the other. Our eyes will be peeled for turtles, snakes, migratory birds, and other creatures as we paddle through the peaceful waters. Please note that there are two times for this event, and each time is limited to eight boats (not individuals).9:00 AM – 11:00 AM OR 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. You must bring your…
The cool forests and boardwalks of our 53 acre Conservation Management Area are the perfect place to escape to on warm late-spring evenings. With the forest in full bloom, Great Swamp Watershed Association Director of Education and Outreach, Hazel England will guide you in identifying spring ephemerals and lead you to explore the numerous vernal pools filled with frogs, tadpoles, and frog eggs. Hiking is on our flat mulch and boardwalk trails in Harding Township. Registration required. Register below or by calling 973-538-3500.
Find inspiration for your spring planting and decorating while supporting Great Swamp Watershed Association on June 21, 2017, during our 4th Annual Home & Garden Tour. The cornerstone of this year’s tour is the historic Glynallyn Castle, a 32,000 square foot mansion in Morris Township which has been carefully restored in recent years. Full of secret passageways and even a dungeon – this remarkable 66 room home will captivate your imagination. How to Prepare: A tour program and a map of the tour route will be supplied at check-in. All participants must check in between 10:00 a.m. and noon at the starting location (to be announced). All participants should be prepared to…