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GSWA Preserves Land in Chatham Township

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MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY (March 1, 2021) — Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) announced today that they have acquired 10 acres of open space in Chatham Township, New Jersey. This acquisition increased the organization’s land holdings to a total of 86.5 preserved acres in the Great Swamp watershed. The property is located at the end of Evergreen Road in the Black Brook sub-watershed, one of the 5 sub-watersheds of the Great Swamp. It is connected to a large amount of preserved open space that includes the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, and a 3.5-acre tract of land known as the Hoag property that GSWA acquired approximately 20 years ago.... read more →

Great Swamp Offers Quarantine Cookbook

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Boardwalk engravings and bench dedications also available to the public in time for the holidays.   MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY (November 30, 2020) — The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) announced today that they have created a diverse recipe book of their favorite meals, desserts, drinks, and more that have been tried and tested during the quarantine. GSWA staff members, volunteers, supporters, and some surprise contributors have all submitted some of their favorite recipes that are now available to the public in this unique cookbook. “We cooked up this idea early in the pandemic,” stated Hazel England, GSWA Director of Education... read more →

GSWA Joins Effort to Preserve Drew Forest

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Board of Trustees Sign Resolution of Support   Morristown, NJ — Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) has become the latest organization to officially join in the efforts to save the Drew Forest from development. Located on the Drew University campus in Madison, New Jersey, Drew Forest is a 53-acre undeveloped, biodiverse preserve that is home to glacial ponds and some of the oldest trees in Morris County. The Forest has been called a living classroom for teaching and research for Drew University students and the wider community. Drew University recently requested that the Borough of Madison rezone the Forest to... read more →

5 Bands to Perform at 5th Annual Great Swamp Great Music Festival

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Family-friendly entertainment for all at the Giralda Farms Preserve Morristown, NJ — Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) will host their 5th annual Great Swamp Great Music festival on Sunday, May 22, 2022, from 12:00-7:00 PM (gates open at 11:00 AM with live music) at the Giralda Farms Preserve - minutes off I-287 in Chatham Township, New Jersey. Along with live music, festival goers can expect food trucks, adult beverages, merchandise vendors, and more at this family-friendly fundraiser. Tickets are on sale now at GreatSwamp.org. “It’s hard to believe this will be our fifth annual Great Swamp Great Music festival!” stated... read more →

Discounted Water Testing by GSWA & Summit Library

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MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY (March 7, 2022) — Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) in partnership with the Summit Free Public Library announced today they are offering residential public and well water testing at a discounted rate. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to expose any potential areas of concern with the health of their water. This offer is open to all residents who can adhere to the program timeframes and locations. Registration is required at GreatSwamp.org. “Everyone should have access to clean, safe drinking water in their own home,” said Sandra LaVigne, GSWA Director of Water Quality Programs. “This is step-one... read more →

Webinar: Native Pollinators – What’s the Buzz?

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Free Webinar: “Native Pollinators - What's the Buzz?” to be Hosted by Great Swamp Watershed Association Striving for Jersey-friendly Yards   MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY (February 14, 2022) — Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) announced today they are offering their second of a free, three-part Zoom webinar series on the benefits of using native pollinator plants. This second program, “Native Pollinators - What's the Buzz?” takes place Tuesday, February 22, 7-8 PM. Registration and additional information can be found at GreatSwamp.org or call 973-538-3500. “Your yard, whatever size, can provide essential habitat for valuable pollinators such as butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects,” said... read more →

Virtual Passaic River Challenge with GSWA

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Virtual Passaic River Challenge with GSWA Run/Walk/Bike/Roll 80 Miles in 65 Days   MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY (February 7, 2022) — Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) announced today they have launched a fundraiser that is new to the organization. Registration is now open for GSWA’s Source to Sea Virtual Challenge to run, walk, bike, or roll the length of the Passaic River – 80 miles. Participants will have 65 days to complete the challenge from anywhere in the world and at their own pace beginning Saturday, March 12 and ending Sunday, May 15. Register at GreatSwamp.org/events. “I wanted to introduce a unique way... read more →

GSWA OFFERS OUTDOOR & INDOOR SEATING AT Oct 7 GALA

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MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY – The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) announced today that their 40th Anniversary Celebration Gala will take place in-person on Thursday, October 3, 5:00-9:00 PM at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, New Jersey. Guests will have the option to sit outside on the patio under an open tent or inside in the ballroom. The evening’s Keynote Speaker, Dave Robinson, is the New Jersey State Climatologist and a distinguished professor at Rutgers University. “We are so grateful to have Dave Robinson speak at our Gala, especially in light of the recent catastrophic storm events,” stated Sally Rubin,... read more →

Great Swamp Watershed Association Brings Outdoor Music to Chatham Township

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May 17, 2021 Six hours of continuous, live, family-friendly entertainment Morristown, NJ —Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) announced today that their 4th annual “Great Swamp Great Music” festival will take place on Sunday, May 23, 2021, 1:00-6:00 PM (gates open at 12:00 noon with live music). The festival location, Giralda Farms Preserve, is located minutes off I-287 in Chatham Township, New Jersey. This family-friendly fundraising event offers a variety of food, adult beverages, unique items for purchase, and a relaxing afternoon of music in the fresh air. “How fortunate are we to have such a beautiful open space as Giralda... read more →