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October 2021

GSWA 2021 40th Anniversary Celebration Gala
October 7 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

40th Anniversary Outdoor/Indoor Gala & Silent Auction

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Brooklake Country Club, 139 Brooklake Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Outdoor and indoor dining options are available. Guests will be requested to wear masks while moving. You are cordially invited to our 40th Anniversary Celebration Gala & Silent Auction on Thursday, October 7th at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, NJ. The evening's Keynote Speaker, Dave Robinson, is the New Jersey State Climatologist and a distinguished professor at Rutgers University. Dave's focus is on the diverse weather and climate of the Garden State. His research includes topics such as climate change, drought, flooding, and issues involving agriculture, transportation, public safety, and commerce. His office provides timely information to decision makers, the research community, and the general public.  Dave is…

October 16 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stream Assessment Training-FREE (location TBD)

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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 with parent participation. This training will be conducted in conjunction with the AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassador Program. Registration required for this FREE training session.

October 19 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Evening Briefing: Put Your Garden to Bed (live and Zoom)

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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As the days shorten and the temperatures begin to drop, what should you do to help your garden get ready for the winter? We have answers. Join Hazel England, GSWA Director of Education and Stewardship (and our resident green-thumb guru) for best practices, tips, and tricks on closing down your garden for the season. Your garden worked hard for you all summer. Let us help you make sure it is in the best shape possible for another bountiful growing season! Join us live, in-person or via Zoom webinar. In-person attendance is limited to 12 people on a first-come-first-served basis. Zoom login details will be emailed to you prior to the program…

October 30 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Change of Colors & Bird Migration Hike

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Garret Mountain Reservation, 3 Valley Road
Clifton, NJ 07013 United States
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Please note the new date October is the perfect time to head outdoors and check out all the vibrant colors of autumn, and Garret Mountain is the place to be. We will also look for migrating birds along this key migration flyway lead with GSWA Director of Land Stewardship, Hazel England. Hazel will take us on a journey through the trails of the Reservation to 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…

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