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April 2024

April 13 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

FULL- Volunteer for Community Workday

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 1 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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THIS COMMUNITY WORKDAY HAS BEEN FILLED Please email [email protected] if you can no longer make it, or to be placed on a waitlist Ready to get a little dirty and sweaty in the swamp? Need community service hours? College students, are you looking for something worthy to add to your resume?! Join us on Saturday at the GSWA Conservation Management Area (CMA) to help us steward the land. We will work from 10AM to 1PM and enjoy some well-earned snacks. We could really use your help getting our CMA tidied up by helping us with the following tasks: Carry in lumber • Build and elevate boardwalks which allows hikers to…

April 27 at 9:00 am - 10:30 am

CANCELLED: Spring Flower Paddle- AM

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Somerset County Park Commission, Fisherman’s Parking Lot, Approx. 170 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ
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DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS PADDLE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED.   Spring Flower AM Paddle Kick off your day with a peaceful spring paddle at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. By late-April, most tree are bursting with buds with their leaves ready to emerge. Birds like pine warblers and woodcocks are migrating back our way. Spring peepers and chorus frogs are calling. Come experience all this and more from a magical place - the middle of the Passaic River at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Children 8 and up are welcome. All participants 15 and under must be accompanied by…

April 27 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

CANCELLED: Spring Flower Paddle- PM

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Somerset County Park Commission, Fisherman’s Parking Lot, Approx. 170 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ
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DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS PADDLE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY HAVE CAUSED.   Spring Flower PM Paddle Kick off your day with a peaceful spring paddle at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. By late-April, most tree are bursting with buds with their leaves ready to emerge. Birds like pine warblers and woodcocks are migrating back our way. Spring peepers and chorus frogs are calling. Come experience all this and more from a magical place - the middle of the Passaic River at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.   Children 8 and up are welcome. All participants 15 and under must be accompanied…

May 2024

May 4 at 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Madison & The Chathams Town-wide Yard Sale

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RAIN DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 5 Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 1st @ 11:30 PM to get your address and sale items on the map.  CHECK BACK HERE ON May 3 FOR A DIGITAL MAP OF ALL YARD SALE PARTICIPANTS AND A LIST OF SALE ITEMS. These documents will also be shared in local media and on town sites. One person's trash is another person's treasure. Now is the time to start checking your closets, basement, and garage for those hidden treasures and prepare to host a yard sale at the at this community event. Scroll to the bottom of this page and register to have your address and a list of your items for sale to appear on a digital, printable map. The map will be linked to this page and publicized far and wide to potential shoppers.  You must be a resident of Chatham Township,…

May 19 at 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

7th Annual Great Swamp Great Music Festival

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Brook Valley Farm, 336 Loantaka Way
Chatham Twp., NJ 07940 United States
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The Great Swamp Great Music Festival is 6+ hours of live music in celebration of clean water and open space. Come unplug and relax at the charming Brook Valley Farm in Chatham Twp. with music that spans a variety of genres. This family-friendly festival atmosphere offers food trucks, adult beverages, unique merch vendors, a "Swamp Sprouts" kids' corner, and more! Remember to bring your refillable water bottle - complimentary water will be available, courtesy of New Jersey American Water! Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) is a non-profit organization protecting and improving the Great Swamp watershed & Passaic River region now and for future generations. Gates open at 11 AM Scroll…

May 25 at 8:00 am - 10:00 am

CANCELLED: Birds and Bees

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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge – Bluebird Parking Lot, Bluebird Parking Lot, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge NJ United States + Google Map

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS HIKE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK BACK FOR NEW HIKES AND EVENTS.   Spring is in full swing here in the refuge, and its a great time to start honing you pollinator identification. Come join naturalist Ginger on a leisurely stroll through the refuge as we look for some birds and bees doing their spring thing. We will be hiking just under 2 miles on a flat, coarse gravel road.

May 29 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Postponed to May 29: GSWA Water Quality Report Card- Free

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Morristown & Morris Township Library, 1 Miller Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MAY 29   How's the water? That is the most common question we get from onlookers when we are out collecting water quality samples. Join Sandra LaVigne, GSWA's Director of Water Quality Programs, for an in-depth recap on the health of our streams and water quality data results from 2023. Bring your questions for the Q&A session at the end. “The earth, the air, the land, and the water are not an inheritance from our forefathers but on loan from our children. So we have to handover to them at least as it was handed over to us.” – Mahatma Gandhi

May 31 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

SOLD OUT Paddle the Passaic- Pre Sunset

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Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave
Roseland, NJ 07068
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If you cannot attend, please email [email protected] to cancel so we can invite the next person on the waitlist email. Pre-Sunset Paddle: 4:30 - 6:00 pm Ease into your weekend with a leisurely paddle on the Passaic River. As you experience beautiful golden hour from the water, you may also be visited by some great blue heron, turtles, and other wildlife that uses the stream corridor as habitat and migration route. Children 8 and up are welcome. All participants 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent. There are 7 spots available per session – only 2 spots per registration. All participants must be able to swim, be comfortable…

May 31 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Paddle the Passaic- Sunset

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Essex County Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave
Roseland, NJ 07068
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If you cannot attend, please email [email protected] to cancel so we can invite the next person on the waitlist email. Sunset Paddle: 6:30 - 8:00 pm Ease into your weekend with a leisurely paddle on the Passaic River. As you experience beautiful golden hour from the water, you may also be visited by some great blue heron, turtles, and other wildlife that uses the stream corridor as habitat and migration route. Children 8 and up are welcome. All participants 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent. There are 7 spots available per session – only 2 spots per registration. All participants must be able to swim, be comfortable…

June 2024

June 1 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

All the Colors of 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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With our recent trail additions, we are proud to announce our trail system is now roughly 3.5 miles long; but can you say you hiked every single trail? If not, join us for a hike on the first of June and you will! Throughout our hike, we will discuss what our local wildlife is doing to gear up for summer, what our current projects are at the CMA, and what you can do to help steward the land in your everyday life.

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