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November 2017
November 19 at 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Volunteer Workday at the CMA

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 1 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Help us maintain and improve access to our 53-acre Conservation Management Area (CMA) located in Harding Township, while burning off some calories before the gluttonous winter holidays. This natural gem includes areas of upland forest, swamp, and wetlands. Tasks will include trail maintenance, fence repair, and invasive plant removal, (there will also be lighter tasks available). If you have a leaf blower and are happy to share, we’d love to clear the trails ready for winter hikers to find their way around. Bring your best holiday-season energy and enthusiasm! Conditions may be wet, muddy or chilly. Long pants and sturdy shoes or boots are essential. We'll bring the coffee and donuts to fuel our work. Participants under…

November 25 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Downstream Adventures: Glenhurst Meadows Hike

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Glenhurst Meadows, 185 Mountain Avenue
Warren, NJ United States
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Walk off that Thanksgiving meal with a family-friendly hike through wetland fields and meadows alongside the meandering Passaic River and Cory's Brook. Birders, grab your binoculars and some friends, and come take advantage of this highly acclaimed birding location! Led by GSWA Education Associate, Dan Ross, this is generally a wet location so guests are encouraged to wear boots and clothing that may get muddy. Please dress for the weather and feel free to bring a snack and some water. Registration is required.

December 2017
December 6 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Homemade Holiday Sweets & Savories Tasting

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ – 568 Tempe Wick Rd., New Vernon, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Sample eight tasty appetizer and adult beverage pairings, and take home the recipes to recreate for your family and friends. Whether you're entertaining for the holidays or looking for some unique and inexpensive gift solutions from your own kitchen, we've got some exciting ideas for you. Let loose your inner baker and/or mixologist! This event is free to non-members, and to GSWA members who bring a non-member friend as a guest. Members coming alone or with other members can join in on the fun too, for a donation of $25. Registration required.

December 10 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hike – Taking Inspiration from the Swamp

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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 United States
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Grab your camera, or your art journal for a walk on the wild side- Wildlife Refuge side, that is! We will focus on looking at nature through the lens of art- whether that is a physical lens of a camera, or a metaphorical lens.  Let nature be your muse on on this natural history exploration through the Management Area of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. We will help spark your imagination to get those creative juices flowing as you practice your art journaling, sketching, and 5-minute inspirations. With your permission, we will display the finished artworks on our website. This is a great way to get in the right…

December 12 at 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast Briefing – Environmentally Safe Alternatives to Rock Salt

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ – 568 Tempe Wick Rd., New Vernon, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Got salt? There's more than one way to break the ice!  Before you head out to purchase your snow clearing supplies, come learn about the impacts of traditional rock salt to the environment and its organisms, and some environmentally safe alternatives. Steven Vernik, Vice President of Gaia Enterprises and Director of Operations, Sales, and Marketing, will provide relevant information for homeowners, businesses, and municipal leaders alike. All who attend will leave with some product samples, and a grab-bag of winter necessities generously provided by Long Hill Township. Registration required.

December 16 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Behind-the-Scenes “Members Only” Hike at the Refuge

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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 United States
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Join us on this special GSWA "Members Only" hike at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.  This will be an exciting opportunity for us to seek out wildlife as it prepares for the coming winter. Come see the beautiful winter stalks of a variety of plants that call the refuge home. Many different species of wildfowl will be found making their winter homes in the impoundments of the Great Swamp Refuge, along with mammals such as coyote and fox. Resident birds will also be busy searching for seeds and berries throughout the area. We will be on the lookout for all of this, as we take in the beauty of…

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