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November 2020
November 22 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Late Fall Hike at Jockey Hollow

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Jockey Hollow Visitors Center, 600 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Before the holiday rush begins, c'mon on out and join GSWA staff member Adam Palmer for an informative and fun "nature" hike through Jockey Hollow. Feel the leaves crunch under your feet and breathe in the fresh autumn air as we walk the trails. While people of all ages are welcome, we encourage our younger members and non-members to come out and meet other people and peers interested in the environment and learn some cool facts about the area! Register today and come find out what cool critters and plants we can stir up! (Limit: 8 people)

November 14 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CANCELLED: DIY Nature-inspired Wreath (Nov. 14, 3-4 PM)

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  Grab your warm clothes and kick off the holiday season with a homemade winter wreath made from native evergreens and other native plants. You’ll decorate your masterpiece with pinecones, berries, and other items found in nature. While your creativity blossoms, you’ll learn more about the natural items being used in this craft. Hot cider will be served. GSWA members $30, non-members $35. Price covers everything you need to leave with a finished piece that’s ready to hang on your door or give as a gift. While it’s a difficult time to shop, this outdoor event offers a safe, socially distant opportunity to do something crafty.…

November 14 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

DIY Nature-inspired Wreath (Nov. 14, 1:30-2:30 PM)

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Grab your warm clothes and kick off the holiday season with a homemade winter wreath made from native evergreens and other native plants. You’ll decorate your masterpiece with pinecones, berries, and other items found in nature. While your creativity blossoms, you’ll learn more about the natural items being used in this craft. Hot cider will be served. GSWA members $30, non-members $35. Price covers everything you need to leave with a finished piece that’s ready to hang on your door or give as a gift. While it’s a difficult time to shop, this outdoor event offers a safe, socially distant opportunity to do something crafty. [Note: our wreaths might be…

November 14 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

DIY Nature-inspired Wreath (Nov. 14, 12-1 PM)

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Grab your warm clothes and kick off the holiday season with a homemade winter wreath made from native evergreens and other native plants. You’ll decorate your masterpiece with pinecones, berries, and other items found in nature. While your creativity blossoms, you’ll learn more about the natural items being used in this craft. Hot cider will be served. GSWA members $30, non-members $35. Price covers everything you need to leave with a finished piece that’s ready to hang on your door or give as a gift. While it’s a difficult time to shop, this outdoor event offers a safe, socially distant opportunity to do something crafty. [Note: our wreaths might be…

November 10 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Virtual Briefing: “Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Products”

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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. Time: Tues Nov 10, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register by noon on Tuesday November 10 : knecovska@greatswamp.org.   Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93353707839?pwd=aDY4NDVrdm1OcjA5QXo3b1NHMzhxdz09 Meeting ID: 933 5370 7839

November 8 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

SOLD OUT: Fall Hike at Jockey Hollow

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Jockey Hollow Visitors Center, 600 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960
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THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. PLEASE EMAIL KNECOVSKA@GREATSWAMP.ORG IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST.   Venture outdoors on a crisp, Fall afternoon and experience the changing of colors. GSWA Education Associate, Adam Palmer, will take you on a journey through the trails of Jockey Hollow and identify the many varieties of trees and plants as they begin to prepare for a long winter’s nap. We will also talk about how winter will change this landscape and how it might have looked like for the Continental Army soldiers who were stationed there during the winter of 1779-1780. Note: Advance registration is required, space is limited to…

October 2020
October 25 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring Your Best Friend on a Dog Hike

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 91 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 relaxing Fall 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 and remain on your leash for the full hike. Ask your humans to bring you some water in case you get thirsty, and come prepared to clean up anything you may leave behind. Due to COVID-19, there is a limit of 8 people so shake a leg (any leg) and have your person register today! Note: Advance registration is required, space is limited…

October 23 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Stream Assessment Training (Virtual Event)

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Interested in the health of your local stream? Concerned about clean water? Perhaps you've even considered becoming a stream monitoring volunteer. If any this makes you raise an eyebrow, this free virtual training session is for you! And it's easier than trying to say the tongue-twister above. Sandra LaVigne, GSWA Director of Water Quality Programs, will join you virtually to teach you how to conduct visual and biological stream assessments and recognize environmental factors that may impact stream health. By the end of the hour, you will have the skills you need to conduct your own assessments for fun or as a visual stream assessment volunteer! (Preferred volunteers are 15 or older.) You will receive the link to this event post-registration.   Great Swamp Watershed Association is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Virtual Stream Assessment Training Time: Oct 23, 2020 01:00 PM…

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

POSTPONED: Evening Hike at Primrose Farm

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Primrose Farm (Enter from Barret Field), 15 Brook Drive South
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR NEW DATE.   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…

October 18 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CMA Day – Let’s Celebrate Autumn!

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 91 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Let's spend a crisp fall afternoon together outdoors at our Conservation Management Area (CMA) - a 73-acre wetlands reserve located in the heart of the Great Swamp Watershed. Come experience this beautiful area in Harding Township where you will see some of New Jersey's most unique plants and animals, and learn about how these wonderful wetlands benefit all of us and our communities. Oh, and you will definitely want to see the major renovations that are happening at the CMA right now. You may encounter some muddy conditions to BE SURE TO WEAR APPROPRIATE FOOTWEAR!   Learn more about our Conservation Management Area (CMA) HERE   And what would a…

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