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September 2020
September 10 at 6:00 pm - September 24 at 7:30 pm

September Hikes with GSWA

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This September, GSWA is offering three evening hikes at our 73 acre wetlands restoration site, the "Conservation Management Area". What can you expect to see in September? Mushrooms and other fungi are plentiful this month. After the rains of August, you can be sure to find fungi of many shapes and colors poking up through the leaf litter. The wet meadow will offer the late-Summer blooms of the sunflower family of wildflowers; purple ironweeds, white bonesets and yellow goldenrods. Late summer insects will still be active and plentiful, beetles, solitary bees, and other pollinators are preparing for their Fall hibernation. Dragonflies like the swamp darner will be laying their eggs along the Silver Brook. Bird life will be very active as the Spring and Summer warblers will be heading back south so be on the lookout for both year-round birds and migrants.   Time: each…

September 29 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Virtual Evening Briefing: Putting your Garden to Bed the Watershed Friendly Way

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Come the Fall, many homeowners snip, clip and clear their gardens with zeal, not realizing that some fall tasks are better than others at helping your garden to get ready for the spring, and to also be a valuable place for wildlife and the watershed too!  There are many things you can do as you get your garden ready for winter that can reduce your impact on the land, such as aiding beneficial species so  they are  ready to help munch on pests next spring, or helping your lawn and natural area to soak up as much rainfall as possible over the winter months.  Plus, you can make your yard as appealing as possible for birds and other wildlife to call home.  Learn what you can do, and what to avoid as you put your garden to bed the Watershed Friendly Way!!  Please ask any questions as you register…

October 2020
October 1 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Great Swamp Virtual Gala and Silent Auction

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GSWA is thrilled to bring our communities together again in 2020 by hosting our annual Gala online! On October 1, you can enjoy all the fun and excitement of our annual Gala and amazing Silent Auction from the comfort of your own home! Going virtual means that all of our members, friends, colleagues and family members can join in on the fun from anywhere, so please share the news!  It’s FREE to participate.  Reserve your spot today by registering below! This has been a most challenging year and GSWA has risen to the challenge continuing its important work of monitoring our waters and protecting our land. Your support during our Gala will help us continue and expand our important work for our environment. As a "thank you" for joining us, every registered participant who attends our virtual Gala on October 1st will be eligible for…

October 6 at 5:00 pm - October 20 at 6:30 pm

October Hikes with GSWA

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Primrose Farm (Enter from Barret Field), 15 Brook Drive South
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
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October is a beautiful time to hike! GSWA's hiking series continues in October. The colors of fall are on full display - between changing leaves and the late blooming wildflowers there just so much to take in. What can you see on our hikes? New England aster shines an intense lavender color that will brighten any cool cloudy day. Be sure to look out for the panicled aster too, these look like an apartment complex of daisies, with small flowerheads that can be anywhere from white to baby pink or very pale purple. These flowers will be magnets for the year's remaining pollinators. Poison ivy will be changing colors and…

October 9 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Virtual Breakfast Briefing: “Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products”

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Grab your morning coffee and donuts and join us for a presentation to learn about common chemicals found in most typical cleaners. You will learn why these chemicals pose a threat to clean water and what you can do about it. We will discuss environmentally friendlier options and substitutes to help you be more watershed friendly in your everyday cleaning. Followed by Q&A session.

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