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April 2021

April 1 at 9:00 am - April 22 at 5:00 pm

Native Pollinator Plant Sale

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We have restocked! Place your order now through April 22.   Native Plant Pollinator gardens are delightful for homeowners and necessary to sustain wildlife. Finding a full selection of native perennials that will thrive in our local area can be hard, so we've done it for you! Pollinator garden plans, kits, and a full selection of robust plants Easily to follow How-to resources Consultation with volunteers experienced with native plant gardening in yards like yours   Click HERE to view and purchase Here’s how our plant sale works: Peruse the native pollinator plant kits and individual species add-ons in our Catalog.  Take advantage of the easy Garden Resources page to make your decision Place your orders no later than April 22. We encourage you to decide early because quantities are limited and we will sell out! Pick up of your orders will occur on either May 1 or 2. You will be assigned…

April 17 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Chatham-Madison Town-wide Yard Sale to Benefit GSWA

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REGISTRATION TO HOST A YARD SALE HAS CLOSED, BUT YOU MAY STILL PARTICIPATE WITHOUT A PERMIT! Shoppers, over 100 households are participating in this three-town-wide yard sale on Saturday, April 17! This is your chance to get outside, find some great deals, and shop sustainably. Before you head out, check out the digital map of participating households below. You can also view/print the list of addresses and items for sale in the towns of Madison, Chatham Boro & Chatham Twp.       For a printable list of participant addresses and items for sale at each location, click HERE   Please note: Shoppers and hosts must wear masks. Please observe social distancing rules Bring your hand sanitizer Ask the yard sale host if they do contactless payment (Venmo, Apple Pay, etc) Bring small bills and change Bring your own reusable shopping bags   To our…

April 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Houseplants: Health Benefits & Tending Tips – Zoom

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Registration closes April 18 @ 12 noon.   Houseplants help improve indoor air quality because they help to filter out air pollutants and clean the air within your home. This past year as we've spent more time at home, houseplant sales have taken off! Whether you're considering picking up one or two, or have had a green thumb for many years, this Zoom program is right for you. Amy Seuberth, General Manager of Back to Nature Home & Garden, will broadcast from her store in Basking Ridge to introduce her top 10 favorite plants and explain why they are on her list. This is also your chance to ask an expert about your own plants. Join us for this unique opportunity to learn more about these decorative and oxygen producing flora that brighten up our homes and our moods. All who register and attend will…

April 23 at 9:00 am - May 6 at 5:00 pm

Workshop: DIY Open Tray Bird Feeder

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Feeding your neighborhood birds in the winter is a great way to entertain yourself and your family, and the birds really appreciate it! When you build a tray (hopper) feeder, you’ll attract birds like titmouse, chickadees, mockingbirds, mourning doves, and many more. This feeder is simple to construct and it will be ready to set up outside immediately. Here’s how it works: register for this virtual program, collect your kit from our office in a secure and safe way, then build the box at your leisure at home following our easy to follow, step-by-step instruction guide. Technical support is available should you require some help. All you will need is a hammer, the kit, and a little patience. Kit pickup will be determined on a case-by-case basis. We will discuss what day/time works best for you.  There's a limited supply of kits available so register…

April 25 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Perfect Your Flower Arrangement Skills on Zoom

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Registration closes on Sunday, April 18 at 5 PM We've all been there - we put a bunch of flowers in a vase imagining how great they will look. They don’t. We move them around and tilt our head. Nope. So, we walk away with plans to fix them. A week later, we toss these once cheery flowers in the trash. Let's change that behavior. Join Amy Seuberth, General Manager of Back to Nature Home & Garden, for a demo on how to arrange flowers in a pleasing way. She will also share tips on how to keep them healthier and looking more beautiful longer. The $40 fee covers your flowers, a mason jar vase, and expert tutorial. Seasonal flowers may include Seeded Eucalyptus, Mini Green Hydrangea, Thistle, Stock, Wax Flower, and others. Registration closes April 18 @ 5 PM to allow time for ordering…

April 27 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rolling Knolls Landfill Superfund CAG Meeting – April 27

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April 27: This meeting is a follow-up to the April 15 Meeting. This will be a special session to address public comments from the April 15 meeting.   April 15: This is a public meeting on the status of the Rolling Knolls Landfill in Green Village, Chatham Township. If you are interested in joining a Community Advisory Group (CAG) and attending the April 15 meeting, please register here. The CAG will provide a public forum for the community to discuss their concerns and offer input to the EPA on the cleanup as it moves forward. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to attend the session. Click here to download the meeting agenda for April 15. Click here to visit our Rolling Knolls page with full history and document archive.

May 2021

May 4 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Landscape Design: Creating Native Habitat

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Let's talk about the evolution of a habitat garden. What does that mean? It's the concept of creating a native habitat garden focusing on 3 main fundamentals: careful design, correct installation, and ongoing maintenance. Mike Devos of Indigenous Ingenuities (and the lead of the recent wetlands restoration at our Conservation Management Area) will take us through it all. Learn how native plants can be incorporated into all types of design from formal gardens to naturalized plantings, how they are installed in ecologically sensitive ways, and how to care for them moving forward. This program will take place on Zoom and in person for a maximum of 9 attendees (first come…

May 11 at 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Early AM Birding Hike @ Jockey Hollow

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Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, 600 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960
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New Jersey birding reaches its peak in May! So start your work day off right by exploring the woods of Jockey Hollow with some of the most popular bird watching trails in the area. The park contains important breeding habitat and is home to more than 120 bird species throughout the year including Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Pileated as well as Hairy Woodpeckers, Yellow-throated Vireo, thrushes and more. Space is limited so don't hesitate, register today! Registration is required. (Photo credit: Anne Squadrito)

May 23 at 1:00 am - 6:00 pm

Great Swamp Great Music Festival

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Giralda Farms Preserve, Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ United States
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Let's Rock! 4th Annual Great Swamp Great Music Festival (RAIN OR SHINE) It's time to reacquaint yourself with fresh air and live music. We've brought back fan-favorites and a few new faces for 5 hours of continuous entertainment! Bring your own blankets and chairs and spread out on the the sprawling, tree-lined lawn of Giralda Farms in Chatham Twp. You are welcome to bring along your own pop-ups and/or umbrellas, but you MUST secure them in place in case of wind. As always, a great selection of food and adult beverages will be available for purchase and you can browse the unique merchandise from our vendors.     LINEUP Headliner:…

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