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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 how to conduct visual and biological stream assessments and recognize environmental factors that may impact stream health. An outdoor session lets you practice your new-found skills at a local stream site. By afternoon you will be a fully trained visual stream assessment volunteer and ready to conduct an assessment. Tools and supplies will be provided. Be sure to wear shoes that are suitable for walking outside and getting dirty, and bring a clean pair to change into. Preferred volunteers are…
Apples & Autumn – Perfect Together! Come experience all things apples at our hard cider tasting. Sample eight varieties of hard (spiked) apple cider including spiced, barrel-aged, fruit and others, some of them local. We will pair them with delightful snacks including apple treats. This event is free to all non-members, and it's free to all GSWA members who bring a non-member guest. C'mon out and sample the tastes of autumn. Registration is required.
Calling all pooches! Grab your family and a leash, and c’mon out to the CMA for a crisp, pre-winter hike. We know you’re ready to get some fresh air and sniff new smells. This is your day! We only ask that you play nice with other dogs, remain on your leash for the full hike, and ask your humans to bring you some water in case you get thirsty, and clean up after you. There is a limit of 15 pups (but no limit on the number of humans) so shake a leg and register today! This event is free for GSWA members, non-members: suggested donation of $10 for adults…
Join us for wine and cheese and see what we've been up to at our Conservation Management Area (CMA) on Tiger Lily Lane in Harding. Since our recent acquisition of 20 new acres, making our property over 70 contiguous acres, we have been busy! Work completed at the property from more than 2000 volunteer hours this year includes expanding our education areas to accommodate larger classes, felling more than 20 trees to block old hunting roads, creating 500 feet of boardwalk for trails, and planting 1000 native trees and shrubs. Hear about what else we've been working on as an organization. We are always hard at work on advocacy, education and water quality monitoring, in addition to our land preservation and stewardship efforts. Please join us. Registration is required.
We all did it – we went for that extra helping of mashed potatoes… used a little extra whipped cream on our pumpkin pie… There’s no shame in that, especially when you head outside for a post-Thanksgiving hike and walk it off! Join Hazel England, GSWA Director of Education & Outreach, Land Steward, and come check out all the great work our volunteers have been doing throughout the year as we take you end-to-end tour of the CMA and contiguous trails. Enjoy the new boardwalks across the trails and marvel at the new native plants that have replaced the invasives. You won’t want to miss this Thanksgiving treat!