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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 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 →

Interpretive Hikes and Major Renovations at CMA

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MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY (October 12, 2020) — The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) invites individuals and families to become a member and enjoy a guided hike at their Conservation Management Area (CMA) on Tiger Lily Lane in Harding Township on Sunday, October 18. The event runs 1:00-3:00 p.m. and GSWA staff will be on hand to lead socially distant hikes for new members. Current and non-members are also encouraged to attend to enjoy a visit to the CMA for self-guided hikes. Cider and donuts will be provided to all, along with some surprises. Registration and more information can be found... read more →

GSWA Presents Free Virtual Gala & Silent Auction – Oct 1

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MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY – The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) invites the public to join their free Virtual Gala and Silent Auction. The organization’s largest fundraiser of the year takes place Thursday, October 1, 7:00-8:00 PM.   “We had to get very creative this year to transform our Gala from an in-person social event to a dynamic virtual experience,” said GSWA Executive Director, Sally Rubin. “I promise this will be short, informative, and enjoyable. I hope you will tune in and learn about all the great work we do. And you don’t need to get dressed up or find a... read more →

2020 Great Swamp Great Music Festival – Live Music at Giralda Farms

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August 3, 2020 “GREAT SWAMP GREAT MUSIC” FESTIVAL BRINGS LIVE MUSIC TO GIRALDA FARMS PRESERVE FOR A SAFE AND ENTERTAINING AFTERNOON A family-friendly event   Morristown, NJ —Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) announced today that their 3rd annual music festival will take place on Sunday, August 16, 2020, 2:00-7:30 PM (gates open at 1:00 PM). The festival’s new location is Giralda Farms Preserve, located just minutes off I-287 in Chatham, New Jersey. The live music festival is open to the public. This family-friendly, outdoor festival is the organization’s 2nd largest annual fundraiser featuring live music, food, and merchandise vendors.  ... read more →

Rep. Sherrill Leads Passage of Landmark Conservation Bill Great American Outdoors Act

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 The Great American Outdoors Act will Help Protect New Jersey’s Open Spaces for Generations to Come Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today led passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (H.R. 1957), bipartisan legislation to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the nearly $12 billion maintenance backlog in our national parks and other land management agencies. Representative Sherrill spoke on the floor in favor of the Great American Outdoors Act during debate this afternoon.   “The Great American Outdoors Act is landmark conservation legislation to protect our public lands, including right here in... read more →

Rep. Sherrill, Bipartisan Colleagues Lead Great American Outdoors Act to Protect New Jersey’s Open Space

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Bipartisan legislation fully funds LWCF and addresses the $12 billion maintenance backlog in our national parks Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined with a bipartisan group of Members today to introduce the Great American Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the nearly $12 billion maintenance backlog in our national parks and other land management agencies. Rep. Sherrill was joined by author Representative Joe Cunningham (D-SC) and Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Mike Simpson (R-ID), TJ Cox (D-CA), John Katko (R-NY), Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM), Lee Zeldin (R-NY), Kendra Horn... read more →