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March 2020
March 31 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

POSTPONED: DIY: Build a Warbler Bird Box

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Join us for a fun-filled evening that's for the birds! Come learn about the beautiful little yellow songbirds, Prothonotary Warblers, and their nesting habits - along with those of similar birds. The talk will be followed by constructing your very own Warbler nest box to take home and enjoy. This workshop is limited to the first 16 people to register. The cost is $40/bird box and covers the presentation, all materials and light snacks. Registration is required. This workshop is sponsored by Investors Bank of Madison, NJ.

March 28 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

CANCELLED: “Green” Your Closet

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Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert H Harp Dr.,
Livingston, NJ 07039 United States
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Green isn't your color?  That's okay - we're talking eco-friendly green. Join Megan Meiklejohn, Transparency Manager at EILEEN FISHER, as she digs into the unseen impacts of our clothing; from the farm to the dyehouse to your closet. Additionally, Claire Whitcomb, Madison Environmental Commission Chair and a longtime writer at EILEEN FISHER, will share the basics of building a mindful wardrobe. Learn how to: identify which fibers are most sustainable, shop for simple, quality clothes, and make sustainable choices about washing. She will also discuss repairing and caring for your clothes, and locating resources for recycling textiles at the end of their life. Co-sponsored by GSWA and Livingston Public Library.…

March 27 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

POSTPONED: Vernal Pool After-Dark Exploration Hike

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 91 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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With temperatures rising, the forest floor will be hopping with new life as frogs and other amphibians crowd into shallow basins of water to breed and lay their eggs. These areas are better known as vernal pools. They are an important type of wetlands in need of protection in New Jersey. This annual nighttime exploration provides a fun, outdoor learning experience for kids and adults alike. Discover the differences between a spring peeper, a chorus frog, and a wood frog. Learn how to tell the difference between salamander and frog eggs. And learn how all that we appreciate about springtime depends upon a few unassuming puddles of water on the forest…

March 15 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sunday Series Hike – Rifle Camp Park at Garrett Mountain

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Rifle Camp Park, Rifle Camp Rd.
Woodland Park, NJ 07424 United States
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Join us on a journey through the "yellow trail" of the scenic and historic Rifle Camp Park which sits on the ridgeline of Garret Mountain in Passaic County. Situated 500 feet above sea level, this area 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. You'll also catch a glimpse of American history - this spot served as a perfect location for George Washington’s troops to observe British movements during the Revolutionary War in 1780. Rifle Camp Park got its name from the fact that Major James Parr’s rifle corps camped in the area that eventually…

March 4 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Become a FrogWatcher

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Like frogs? Hop on over to GSWA for a hands-on "citizen science" training session to become an official FrogWatch volunteer. Eric Jackson, Environmental Educator at Hartshorn Arboretum, will teach you how to distinguish between a spring peeper and a wood frog and how to identify many other local frogs and toads. Come out and learn about our amphibian friends and if you're so inspired, Eric will train you how to properly log and report your sightings in a nationwide database. Your observations are important! The information you collect helps establish long-term and large-scale data on amphibian populations. It's fun for the whole family, and this training session is free! Registration…

March 1 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nature Stroll at Hedden County Park

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Hedden County Park, Use Hawthorne Ave Parking off of Reservoir Ave.
Randolph, NJ 07869 United States
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Sunday Hike Series: Looking for an invigorating late Winter activity? Join us for a scenic hike through Hedden Park, a beautiful piece of the Morris County Park Commission. Partially paved recreation trails traverse the Wallace Brook and cross Jackson Brook on this scenic hike. We will check out Indian Falls, a serene feature along the Green Trail, and take in the natural beauty of the park. This family-friendly hike is good for teens and older. Wear sturdy hiking boots and dress appropriately for the weather; layers, hat, and gloves highly recommended! Registration is required. Google Map Link

February 2020
February 23 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Beer & Pizza Pub Quiz

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Back by popular demand, it's the GSWA Pub Quiz! Join us for hot pizza, cold beer, and lots of laughs. Play for prizes and bragging rights. Gather up to three of your knowledgeable friends and brush up on your water quality and enviro facts. Your friends being party poopers? No worries - we'll team you up with other enthusiastic players. Ages 10 and older are welcome. Teams must have at least 1 member 18+ to compete; maximum team size: 4; maximum number of teams: 9. FREE beer* & pizza! $15 entry fee covers quiz participation. Questions will range from beginner to expert level. For example: If night active animals are known…

February 17 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kids Winter Nature Detectives Hike

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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

This event is SOLD OUT - please do not call with requests to be added to the guest list at this time. Federal refuge guidelines limit the number of people who access the "closed-off" portion of the refuge. We cannot accommodate anymore hikers. Please sign up for a future hike!  Are your kids ready for a fun and educational outdoor activity? Gather up your family and head outside for an adventure through the snowy forest. Together, we will set off in hot pursuit of the region’s most-wanted wintertime wildlife on this nature detective discovery hike at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Learn how to identify animals from their tracks, scats…

February 12 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Pre-Valentine’s Day Martini & Cosmo Tasting

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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You've made the right choice! GSWA is concocting love potions to put you in the mood for Valentine's Day. From a classic cosmo to a dill pickle martini, sample eight different cosmo & martini drinks that are sure to amuse you. Enjoy a variety of treats that compliment these tasty cocktails. Play along with our pub-style quiz and you may earn a prize while learning a little more about clean water and the environment. Attend this "cosmotini" tasting on your own, with friends, or with your Valentine. Who knows, you may even discover a new favorite drink! And you will leave with recipes to make them all at home! This…

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

Dog Hike at the CMA

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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 much-needed, mid-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 and pet waste bags. 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 and $5 for children.

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