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December 2019
December 8 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

NEW DATE: 12/8 – Post-Thanksgiving Cleanup and Hike

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 83 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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We all did it – we went for that extra helping of mashed potatoes… used a little extra whipped cream on our pumpkin pie… There’s no shame in that, especially when you head outside and work it off!  So, let's make a deal - you help give a little TLC to our Conservation Management Area (CMA) trails and as a reward we will take you on a hike! Come check out the great work our volunteers have been doing throughout the year on this end-to-end tour of the CMA and contiguous trails. Enjoy the new boardwalks and marvel at the sheer volume of native plants that have replaced the invasives. Can't…

November 2019
November 13 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

What’s New at the CMA / GSWA Annual Meeting

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Kemmerer Library, 19 Blue Mill Road
Harding Twp., NJ 07960 United States
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Join us for wine and cheese and see what we've been up to at our Conservation Management Area (CMA) on Tiger Lily Lane in Harding. Since our recent acquisition of 20 new acres, making our property over 70 contiguous acres, we have been busy! Work completed at the property from more than 2000 volunteer hours this year includes expanding our education areas to accommodate larger classes, felling more than 20 trees to block old hunting roads, creating 500 feet of boardwalk for trails, and planting 1000 native trees and shrubs. Hear about what else we've been working on as an organization. We are always hard at work on advocacy, education…

November 9 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

(Wo)man’s Best Friend Hike at the CMA

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 83 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Calling all pooches! Grab your family and a leash, and c’mon out to the CMA for a crisp, pre-winter hike. We know you’re ready to get some fresh air and sniff new smells. This is your day! We only ask that you play nice with other dogs, remain on your leash for the full hike, and ask your humans to bring you some water in case you get thirsty, and clean up after you. There is a limit of 15 pups (but no limit on the number of humans) so shake a leg and register today! This event is free for GSWA members, non-members: suggested donation of $10 for adults…

November 5 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Fall-Fest Hard Cider Tasting

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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This is not your father's hard apple cider. Spiked ciders have evolved significantly over the years. Just as different grapes produce a myriad of wine flavors, the same is true for apples and hard ciders. But why spend your hard-earned cash to narrow down your favorites? Join us and you will sip 'n sample 8 different hard ciders for free!* You will begin your hard cider journey with a scorecard to rate and rank your tastings. Along the way you'll enjoy complimentary snacks and can test your environmental knowledge with our pub-style quiz for a chance to win fun, fall-inspired prizes. *All this fabulousness is FREE to non-members as well…

October 2019
October 26 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stream Assessment Training is Back!

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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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 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, and bring a clean pair to change into. Preferred volunteers are…

October 19 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Change of Colors Hike at Garret Mountain

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Garret Mountain Reservation, 3 Valley Rroad
Clifton, NJ United States
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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. GSWA Education Associate, Adam Palmer, will take you on a journey through the trails of Garret Mountain and 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 from anywhere else in Passaic County. Wear your hiking boots and dress for the weather. The hike will begin at the Green…

October 15 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am

POSTPONED: Breakfast Briefing: Ed Potasnak – NJ League of Conservation Voters

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Due to ongoing and extensive construction taking place at our building this program has been postponed.    Join us for a conversation with Ed Potasnak, Executive Director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. This organization is a statewide political voice for the environment where they "elect environmentally responsible candidates to state and local offices, advocate for strong environmental policies, and hold elected officials accountable to safeguard the health of our communities, the beauty of our state, and the strength of our economy." Ed will review pending legislation on The Clean Stormwater and Flood Reduction Act (Senate Bill 1073) intended to help make our neighborhoods cleaner, greener and safer;…

October 14 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Columbus Day Hike at the Refuge

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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge – Orange Trailhead, approx 77 Meyersville Rd.
Green Village (Harding Township), NJ 07935 United States
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School's closed, so what better way to celebrate Columbus Day than with a crisp, Autumn hike at the Refuge? GSWA Education Associate, Adam Palmer, will serve as your tour guide through the Orange Trailhead. Come see the plants and critters of the refuge, and learn how they are preparing for the approaching cold weather. This is an easy-breezy hike and a relaxing morning outdoors. Dress for the weather. Space is limited to the first 20 hikers to sign up so register today!

October 7 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tour the Bayshore Recycling Center

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Bayshore Recycling Center, 75 Crows Mill Rd.
Keasbey, NJ 08832 United States
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Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling once it leaves the end of your driveway? This is your chance to follow its journey with your own eyes, observing how it's sorted, prepped and packaged to get it ready for the next phase. Gary Sondermeyer, VP of Operations at Bayshore Recycling, will explain it all with this behind-the-scenes tour. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to get a true understanding of the importance of recycling, the convenience and drawbacks of single-stream recycling, and how it's all done. You'll also leave with some first-hand do's and don'ts. Must provide your own transportation. Registration is required.

Great Swamp Gala & Silent Auction 2019 Honoring Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

October 3 at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Brooklake Country Club, 139 Brooklake Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932
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GSWA is thrilled to honor Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill at our 2019 Gala & Silent Auction, held at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. Purchase a “VIP Premier Ticket” to mingle with some of our most distinguished guests and enjoy cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres from 5:00 - 6:00 PM, prior to the start of the Gala. Our annual Gala & Silent Auction is our biggest and most exciting fundraising event of the year! The evening will include a lively cocktail hour,…

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