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April 2018
April 26 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Invasive Plants Identification Hike

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 1 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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What makes a weed a weed? How can you tell your oriental bittersweet from your Japanese barberry and why should you care that you can? Invasive plants are spreading in our forests and open spaces, and harm the environment as they reduce biodiversity and resources for native wildlife. New Jersey spends millions in labor and resources to remove invasives each year. Join us on a hike through the CMA as we learn to identify New Jersey’s top ten least wanted, as well as the native species we hope to see! By the end of our hike, you will be able to identify all of the bad guys- and hopefully understand…

May 2018
May 1 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Making Paper with Invasive Plants

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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When is the last time you made your very own paper? If the answer is anything between never and when I was a kid, it's time. Traditional paper comes at the cost of felling millions of trees each year, and hardly any of this paper is recycled to be reused. Let's try an alternative solution. Join us for this engaging, hands-on workshop where we will teach you how to make basic paper out of plant pulp sourced from common backyard invasive plants. If you happen to have some extra garlic mustard or phragmites growing in the backyard, now you'll know how to repurpose these invasive plants into decorative paper, and…

May 16 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Build Your Own Rain Barrel

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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When it pours, it stores! Capture the rainwater that runs through your home’s downspout and you’ll always have 55 gallons of free water available for things like watering your garden and washing your car. When the power goes out, it’s an excellent backup water source for flushing. Using a recycled, food-grade barrel and a spigot adapter kit, GSWA and Green Mojo Eco Consulting help you construct your very own rain barrel. You will take your new rain barrel home with you, and it’ll be ready for hookup to your home’s downspout immediately! Pricing: $90 to assemble, $110 to purchase outright, free to observe the workshop. Participants are responsible for transporting barrels…

May 30 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Moonlit Owl Prowl Hike

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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge – Wildlife Observation Center, Long Hill Road
Harding Twp., NJ 07976 United States
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Explore New Jersey’s forests at dusk and you just might find yourself in the middle of an interrogation when you hear, "Who?! Who cooks for you?" But it's just the barred owl, who sounds like inquisitive bird, but in fact, it’s just trying to protect its turf. Want to learn more about New Jersey’s owls? Then you don’t want to miss this early-evening hike with GSWA's Hazel England, and conservation biologist, Dr. Emile DeVito. The Great Swamp Wildlife Observation Center is prime owl-spotting habitat and a perfect spot for Dr. DeVito to demonstrate his owl-calling expertise. With a little luck, you might just hear (or even see) some of these…

June 2018
June 10 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

GSWA’s Inaugural Music Festival

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Hartley Farms Polo Field, Spring Valley Road
Harding Township, NJ 07960 United States
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Great Swamp, Great Music!   Spread out a blanket or bring your lawn chairs. This live Music Festival features 4 of our favorite local bands: Not Enough Jeffs The Gammon Brothers Hub Hollow The YouChoose B-Team   Get comfy under the tent or relax and enjoy the sunshine out in the polo field for this family-friendly event. Grab a bite to eat from a variety of food vendors, and be sure to leave some room for ice cream, served out of an authentic 1950’s custom ice cream truck. You’ll also want to browse these historic grounds and check out the unique and interesting items for sale by our local merchandise vendors.…

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