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March 2020
March 31 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

POSTPONED: DIY: Build a Warbler Bird Box

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Join us for a fun-filled evening that's for the birds! Come learn about the beautiful little yellow songbirds, Prothonotary Warblers, and their nesting habits - along with those of similar birds. The talk will be followed by constructing your very own Warbler nest box to take home and enjoy. This workshop is limited to the first 16 people to register. The cost is $40/bird box and covers the presentation, all materials and light snacks. Registration is required. This workshop is sponsored by Investors Bank of Madison, NJ.

April 2020
April 4 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

POSTPONED: Stream Assessment Training – Spring 2020 (Free)

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Curious about streams and their health? Join us for this training session to learn more or maybe even become a stream monitoring volunteer. An indoor classroom session teaches you how to conduct visual and biological stream assessments, identify macroinvertebrates, and recognize environmental factors that could impact stream health. An outdoor session lets you practice your new-found skills at a local stream site. (There's a short walk to reach the stream.) By afternoon you're fully trained in visual-stream assessment! Tools and supplies provided. It gets a little messy so wear your boots and bring clean shoes to change into afterward. Preferred volunteers are 15 or older. This free training session is held in conjunction with the AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassador Program. Registration is required. We are in the process of selecting just the right place for this training session. We will contact you with exact…

April 9 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

POSTPONED: Workshop: Wild Edibles – Make & Take Garlic Mustard Pesto

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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This workshop will explore the ongoing threat of invasive plants species as it relates to biodiversity and ecosystem health. Learn about the impacts of invasive plants, how to identify the wild edibles, and where and (more importantly) where NOT to forage for them. Then we'll take it outside and harvest our own garlic mustard, followed by a workshop that will teach you how to cook with these tasty invaders! By the end, you'll have your very own container of garlic mustard pesto to take home - a delicious reminder of all the benefits of removing invasive plants. Space is limited to the first 20 to sign up so register today!

April 11 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

POSTPONED: Spring has Sprung Hike at the CMA

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 91 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Nature is blooming all around and the critters of our Conservation Management Area are fully awake after a long winter's nap. So, gather up your family and hop on over to check out all the activity at this pre-Easter hike. While the birds are busy making their nests, wood frog tadpoles can be seen swimming about, spring peepers and forest frogs will be calling from the cattail marsh pond, and the woodpeckers will resume drumming at the trees that are starting to bloom. Come reconnect with nature and our woodland friends at this relaxing morning hike.

April 14 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am

POSTPONED: Breakfast Briefing: 2019 Water Quality Report Card

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Location to be announced - please check back Water – you drink it, you bathe your children it in, you sustain your gardens with it. So, don’t you want to know what’s in it? Don’t leave it to your imagination. At Great Swamp Watershed Association, we spend a lot of time in the water all year 'round examining what's going on along your stretch of the Passaic River and beyond. And with all the water quality monitoring we’ve conducted, we have lots of interesting information to share. Come get the low-down from GSWA Director of Water Quality, Sandra LaVigne, as she takes you on a virtual tour of the Passaic River from Mendham through Florham Park to Livingston. She will also outline the plan to expand our sampling on the Passaic further downstream to Little Falls and will provide a readout on GSWA's first full…

April 21 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

POSTPONED: Whooo Wants to Build a Screech Owl Box?

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Join us for a workshop that is sure to be a hoot! Enjoy an evening of information and a little elbow grease. We will kick-off the workshop by learning about the elusive, silent hunters of the night - owls, followed by the hands-on portion. GSWA will provide you with everything you need to build your own Screech Owl box to take home and hang in your yard. Eastern Screech Owls reside local year-round and adjust well to human presence. Hanging a Screech Owl box is a great way to attract these fascinating birds to your backyard allowing you and your family to experience their seasonal nesting and roosting habits and…

May 2020
May 9 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mimosas & Monet – Plein Air Painting with Judith Hummer

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 91 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Nature is in full bloom. Now's the perfect time to gather up your watercolor painting supplies and step outdoors to capture this beauty on canvas. Your inspiration is a sunlit, scenic marsh near open water. The spring air and a refreshing mimosa complete the mood to release your inner Monet. Come paint with Judith Hummer, a watercolor artist and instructor specializing in transparent watercolor painting using experimental techniques. You’ll learn to use watercolor to evoke emotions, environment and movement. What is plein air painting? It's simply the act of painting outdoors. You will need to bring your own supplies: canvas, easel, watercolors, brushes - whatever you need to create your…

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