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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…

March 2020
March 1 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nature Stroll at Hedden County Park

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Hedden County Park, 124 Reservoir Ave.
Randolph, NJ 07869 United States
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Sunday Hike Series: Looking for a relaxing outdoor activity? Join us for a leisurely, late-winter stroll 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 easy hike. We will check out Indian Falls, a scenic point of interest along the Green Trail, and take in the natural beauty of the park. This family-friendly hike is perfect for people of all ages. If you like, bring along a snack and some water in a reusable bottle. Registration is required.

March 10 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast Briefing: Nature-inspired Solutions to Reducing Carbon

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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As we aim to mitigate the pace of climate change, we need to find innovative solutions. Join us for an interesting look at tackling the climate crisis by mimicking nature. Dr. Serpil Guran, Director of the Rutgers EcoComplex Clean Energy Innovation Center will discuss a sustainable approach to managing organic waste (agricultural waste & pre-and-post-consumer food waste) through “circular carbon economy.” This is a closed-loop system where carbon emissions are reduced, reused, recycled and removed (the 4 Rs). Inspired by how nature works, this solution supports the restoration of the balance of the carbon cycle. Dr. Serpil will break it all down for us to better understand the technologies and…

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

Sunday Series Hike – Garret Mountain Reservation

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Garret Mountain Reservation, 3 Valley Road
Clifton, NJ 07013 United States
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Join on a journey through the trails of this beautiful reservation. Rifle Camp Park, which sits on the ridgeline of Garret Mountain, offers us a glimpse of American history. 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. It also served as a location where Washington’s troops could observe British movements during the Revolutionary War in 1780. Bring your camera and wear your hiking boots.

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

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 puddles of water to breed and lay their eggs. These puddles, better known as vernal pools, tell us a lot about nature here in New Jersey. And we have to hurry - they disappear quickly. 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. Find out how far an endangered spotted salamander will walk to find a mating pool. And learn how all that we appreciate about springtime depends upon…

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

“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 31 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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.

April 2020
April 4 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Stream Assessment Training – Spring 2020 (Free)

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Curious about streams and their health? Join us for this training session to learn more or maybe even become a stream monitoring volunteer. An indoor classroom session teaches you how to conduct visual and biological stream assessments, identify macroinvertebrates, and recognize environmental factors that could impact stream health. An outdoor session lets you practice your new-found skills at a local stream site. (There's a short walk to reach the stream.) By afternoon you're fully trained in visual-stream assessment! Tools and supplies provided. It gets a little messy so wear your boots and bring clean shoes to change into afterward. Preferred volunteers are 15 or older. This free training session is held in conjunction with the AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassador Program. Registration is required. We are in the process of selecting just the right place for this training session. We will contact you with exact…

April 9 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Workshop: Wild Edibles – Make & Take Garlic Mustard Pesto

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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This workshop will explore the ongoing threat of invasive plants species as it relates to biodiversity and ecosystem health. Learn about the impacts of invasive plants, how to identify the wild edibles, and where and (more importantly) where NOT to forage for them. Then we'll take it outside and harvest our own garlic mustard, followed by a workshop that will teach you how to cook with these tasty invaders! By the end, you'll have your very own container of garlic mustard pesto to take home - a delicious reminder of all the benefits of removing invasive plants. Space is limited to the first 20 to sign up so register today!

April 21 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Whooo Wants to Build a Screech Owl 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 workshop that is sure to be a hoot! Enjoy an evening of information and a little elbow grease. We will kick-off the workshop by learning about the elusive, silent hunters of the night - owls, followed by the hands-on portion. GSWA will provide you with everything you need to build your own Screech Owl box to take home and hang in your yard. Eastern Screech Owls reside local year-round and adjust well to human presence. Hanging a Screech Owl box is a great way to attract these fascinating birds to your backyard allowing you and your family to experience their seasonal nesting and roosting habits and…

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