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September 2018
September 26 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Evening Briefing: All About Pollinators

Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Pollination - it's not just for bees. Spend the evening with GSWA and learn more about the many different pollinator and what you can do to attract them to your garden. You may be surprised to learn how easy it is to enhance your yard as a home for pollinators throughout the year, and encourage pollinators such as bats, butterflied, birds, bees, and more. Leave with lists of pollinator-friendly plants for your use at home. This event is co-sponsored by Madison Library. Registration required.

October 2018
October 4 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Create Your Own Walking Stick

Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 83 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Learn how to make your very own walking stick so you can hit the trails with confidence. Retired science teacher turned walking-stick-guru, Brad Koller, leads a fun-filled DIY workshop where you will choose from a variety of rough sticks including red cedar, maple, beech, and iron wood, and walk away with a finished product - and the ability to create one on your own! All tools and safety equipment will be provided. This is one of our most popular workshops and space is limited, so don’t miss out -register today.

Great Swamp Gala & Silent Auction 2018

October 11 at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Brooklake Country Club, 139 Brooklake Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932
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GSWA is thrilled to honor former New Jersey Governor, Thomas Kean, at our 2018 Gala & Silent Auction, held at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. Governor Kean remains to this day one of the most popular governors in New Jersey history. We are honoring the governor for his environmental leadership during his administration for enacting landmark protections for New Jersey's shoreline and freshwater wetlands. Following his gubernatorial role, Gov. Kean built an accomplished career; he served as president of Drew…

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October 13 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Volunteer Work Day at the CMA

Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 83 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Come help us maintain and improve our 73-acre Conservation Management Area. Tasks will include trail maintenance, fence repair, and invasive plant removal. Lighter tasks will also be available. Bring your best energy and enthusiasm! Conditions may be wet or muddy. Long pants and sturdy shoes or boots are encouraged. We’ll bring the coffee and donuts to help fuel you along. Participants under 14 must be accompanied by a parent - community service hours can be earned for your school. Registration is required. Register online at or call 973-538-3500. Can’t make this date? No worries – we will also conduct CMA volunteer work days on November 10 and December 8,…

October 18 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Natural and Cultural History of Jockey Hollow Then and Now

Jockey Hollow Visitors Center, 600 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Jockey Hollow Park Ranger and Historian, Eric Olson, and our own Hazel England, Director of Education and Outreach - Land Steward, will co-lead a hike and outdoor talk on the natural history of the night - then and now. Look and listen for owls and other nightlife and hear an 18th century viewpoint on how the early century colonists viewed the darkness. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity with two highly experienced and knowledgeable naturalists. Registration required.

October 20 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Change of Colors Hike

Garret Mountain Reservation, 8 Mountain Ave
Woodland Park, NJ United States
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October is the perfect time to head outdoors and check out all the vibrant colors of autumn, and Garret Mountain Reservation is the place to be. GSWA Education Associate, Adam Palmer, will take you on a journey through the trails of Garret Mountain and help identify the many varieties of trees and plants as they begin to prepare for a long winter’s nap. Situated 500 feet above sea level, Garret Mountain Reservation offers several overlooks with panoramic views of northern New Jersey and New York City that you can't see from anywhere else in Passaic County. Be sure to grab your camera and fill up your reusable water bottle. Wear…

October 20 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stream Assessment Training

Florham Park Library, 107 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932 United States
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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 the 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. Preferred volunteers are 15 or older. Younger volunteers are welcome…

October 24 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Evening Briefing: Recycling – What are the Basics?

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Can I recycle the cap on a plastic water bottle? Are black plastic food trays recyclable? Do I still need to tie up my newspapers? We all know that recycling means separating out paper, plastic, glass and metal from our trash. But understanding the fundamentals of recycling is what helps us make informed decisions on what and how we sort. Learn how “aspirational recycling” can actually be detrimental to the recycling process. Liz Sweedy of Morris County MUA, our recycling expert, will sort the myths from the facts about the ins and outs of recycling and pass along this knowledge to you, so you can share with others. Light snacks…

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