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SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. WE MAY PLAN ANOTHER SO KEEP CHECKING BACK! Did you know some bees don't live in hives? Want to find out what all the buzz on pollinator boxes is about? Perhaps you already know and want one of your own. This workshop will be "the bee's knees!" Join us for an evening of building, learning and all-around good fun as we talk about the importance of solitary bees and pollinator habitats to the ecosystem, and build a pollinator box of your own to take home! Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for registration details coming soon.
Shadow or no shadow, this Groundhog Day hike is happening! February 2nd is the midpoint of the winter season and a great day to get outside and shake off your winter blues. Rifle Camp Park, located just south of Garret Park in Passaic County, is extensively forested and also the perfect spot to catch stunning views of the Paterson skyline. This is an intermediate hike with some ups and downs, and rocky underfoot. Dress for the weather, hiking shoes strongly recommended. Registration is required.
Garden like a water miser and still have the healthiest lawn in town! What else can you do to take care of your yard with the least environmental impact? What’s the most effective way to water your plants and lawn without wasting water, and to reap a healthier lawn? Join us for this evening briefing as we share top tips for the most environmentally friendly yard, from selecting plants that will make your property an inviting space for the birds and the bees, to lawn care tips that will save you money and time. Everything you do in your yard can have an impact on the watershed you live in…
Liven-up Your Sunday Afternoon - Get Your Game On with GSWA! Show the world (or at least the room) how much you've been paying attention to the environment by putting your knowledge to the test. Compete for bragging rights and fun prizes. And what Pub Quiz would be complete without beer and pizza? We've got you covered. Questions for this Jeopardy-style quiz will range from beginner to expert level. For example: If night active animals are known as nocturnal, what are dawn and dusk active animals known as? Answer: Crepuscular Concerned your friends may not be able to join you that day? No problem! Simply register yourself and we will group you together…
Green infrastructure is a trifecta, it: manages heavy rain and snow, improves water supplies, and enhances real estate development. NJDEP is issuing new storm water management rules that mandate use of green infrastructure such as bioswales, rain gardens, pervious pavement, tree wells, etc. Come out and hear the good news! Registration is required.
All you need is love... but wine and chocolate are fabulous too! February is a time for warm feelings and connections. Keep the feeling going with your friends at GSWA, as we pair 8 different wines with just the right chocolates. You may even discover some great ideas for your Valentine's Day and other celebrations. And best of all, it's free to all non-GSWA members! Members, you can come for free too. Simply bring along a friend or two and it's free for all of you!
Calling all pooches! Grab your family and a leash, and c’mon out to the CMA for a much-needed, mid-winter hike. We know you’re ready to get some fresh air and sniff new smells. This is your day! You must play nice with other dogs, remain on your leash for the entire hike, and make sure your human cleans up after you. Limit: 15 pups, so register today!
White vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice make a great salad dressing, but they're also the key ingredients of many environmentally safe cleaning products! Learn about the ingredients found in our personal and household cleaning products you may want to avoid, and how products labeled as "environmentally safe" are not all created equal - and why you should be concerned. Common ingredients in many household products can have detrimental environmental impacts on you, our local environment and our regional water supply. You will leave with some homemade cleaning products and DIY cleaning product recipes to start you off right! Registration is required. This event is co-sponsored by GSWA and Madison…