Events

Change of Colors & Bird Migration Hike

October 30 at 10:00 am
Please note the new date October is the perfect time to head outdoors and check out all the vibrant colors of autumn, and Garret Mountain is the place to be.…
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Intro to Rain Gardens: FREE (In-person & Zoom) NEW DATE

November 3 at 7:00 pm
Registration closes at 4 PM on Wed, Nov 3.   Thinking of adding a rain garden to your yard? Smart choice! A rain garden is a beautiful addition to your…
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Stream Assessment Training-FREE (NEW DATE)

November 6 at 12:00 pm
Interested in learning how to monitor a stream or gaining a better understanding about stream health? This one-day, two-part training session is for you! An indoor classroom session teaches you…
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All Upcoming Events

From hikes to educational workshops, GSWA offers a wide variety of environmentally focused programs. We'd love to have you join us at an upcoming event!
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Land Stewardship

GSWA receives national accreditation! Becomes one of only eight organizations in New Jersey to achieve this recognition!  

 

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Things to See and Do

From hiking and biking, to horseback riding and kayaking, there are countless outdoor activities to enjoy in this area. What adventure will you go on today?

 

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Watershed Friendly Homes

Every individual home has an effect on non-point source pollution in our watershed. Learn more about what you can do to minimize your impact with our interactive home guide.

 

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WATERKEEPER

Everyone has right to clean water. Riverkeepers are on the frontlines of the global water crisis, using the advocacy model to stand up for that right. At GSWA, we are the official Waterkeeper Alliance Affiliate for the Passaic River.

 

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Featured Programs

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In-School Education

GSWA is dedicated to teaching the younger generations about their impact on the watershed and river. Every year, we reach over 3,000 students through our in-school programming.

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Water Quality

Every year, we publish a Water Quality Report Card about the prior year to help inform the public about the data we collect and the issues our watershed faces.

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GSWA in Action

Want to learn more about GSWA and the work that we do? View our photo gallery to see us in action.
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GSWA Partner Events

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GSWA Partner Events

GSWA and its partners in our historic watershed and across the Passaic River region are excited to provide you with a listing of free-to-the-public environmental events happening locally.
For inclusion please contact info@greatswamp.org.
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Visualizing 100 years of New Jersey’s Wetlands

February 2 is World Wetlands Day – We invite you to take a look over the last 100 years to see just how New Jersey has became one of the most densely populated states in the nation. By the 1970s over half of the nation’s wetlands have already been lost to residential development or industry. Even today, the incorrect notion that wetlands are wastelands still percolates through and it is our job to help people understand that wetlands are wonderlands…
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Publications

GSWA Spring Summer 2021 Newsletter

The dramatic changes wrought by the recent restorations at GSWA’s 73-acre Conservation Management Area (CMA) may appear sudden when you next visit the property! Though becoming apparent in the blink of an eye, this hydrological makeover of the CMA has been over a decade in the making! Read more here…
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