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December 2018
December 12 at 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Annual Meeting

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Washington’s Headquarters, 30 Washington Pl
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
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This is your chance to come out and hear about our year in review. Learn about the successes we've experienced in our expanded education and water quality programs, our profitable fundraiser gala honoring former NJ Governor Tom Kean, and our exciting inaugural music festival fundraiser. We will also present what's in store for 2019.

December 11 at 9:15 am - 10:30 am

Lower Passaic River Superfund Update

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Somerset County Park Commission, Environmental Education Center (EEC), 190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ United States
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Come join us for an update from Ana Baptista, Chair of the Passaic River Superfund Community Advisory Group. We’ll hear the status of the cleanup of the lower 8.3 miles of the Passaic River, the largest environmental dredging project in the history of the Superfund program. Registration is required.

December 9 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

NEW DATE: Sunday, Dec. 9 – Volunteer Work Day 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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For safety reasons, we have rescheduled this work day to Sunday, December 9, 9am-12pm at the CMA (83 Tiger Lily Lane, Morristown NJ). The trails will be closed Saturday, December 8  for the last day of shotgun hunting season as part of the deer management program. We apologize for the inconvenience.   Come help us maintain and improve our 73-acre Conservation Management Area. Tasks will include trail maintenance, fence repair, and invasive plant removal. Lighter tasks will also be available. Bring your best energy and enthusiasm! Conditions may be wet or muddy. Long pants, sturdy shoes or boots are encouraged. We’ll bring the coffee and donuts to help fuel you along.…

November 2018
November 27 at 9:15 am - 10:30 am

Breakfast Briefing: Current Water Quality Issues

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Summit Public Library, 75 Maple Street
Summit, NJ 07901
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Ever wonder about the water quality in the streams in your neighborhood? Come and learn about the quality of the water in your community and get ideas on how you can help to protect and improve it.

November 25 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Post-Thanksgiving CMA Cleanup & Hike

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 83 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Stuffed from your big Thanksgiving meal? Us too. The cure is moving. C’mon outside and get your blood pumping for a good cause. We need to get our CMA in tip-top shape for the winter, and we could use your help. After we spend some time sprucing up the area, we will reward ourselves with a scenic hike through the trails. Hiking boots recommended and be sure to dress for the weather. Registration is required.

November 13 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast Briefing: Small Mammal and Plant Survey Results

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Kemmerer Library, 19 Blue Mill Road
Harding Twp., NJ 07960 United States
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It’s a double-header with Drew Biology Professor, Dr. Tammy Windfelder and NJ Conservation Foundation Ecologist, Dr. Emile DeVito, as they report back on current research from our own Conservation Management Area (CMA). Emile will report on forest recovery results gained from a recent plant survey conducted inside our 30-acre deer exclosure and a local comparison unfenced location. Tammy will talk about what 10 years of research on the small mammals at the CMA and Drew University teach us about these species. Come hear about the responses of these wild animals to restoration efforts, competition, and disease. Continental breakfast will be provided. Registration is required.

November 10 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Volunteer Work Day 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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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, NOV 25 - LINK TO REGISTER HERE Come help us maintain and improve our CMA with trail maintenance, fence repair, invasive plant removal and more. Long pants and sturdy shoes or boots are encouraged. We'll bring the coffee and donuts. Participants under 14 must be accompanied by a parent - community service hours can be earned. Registration is required.  Can't make this date? No worries - additional CMA work days will take place on October 13, November 10, and December 8, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Pick a date that works best for you!  Registration required

October 2018
October 24 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Evening Briefing: Recycling – What are the Basics?

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Kemmerer Library, 19 Blue Mill Road
Harding Twp., NJ 07960 United States
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Can I recycle the cap on a plastic water bottle? Are black plastic food trays recyclable? Do I still need to tie up my newspapers? We all know that recycling means separating out paper, plastic, glass and metal from our trash. But understanding the fundamentals of recycling is what helps us make informed decisions on what and how we sort. Learn how “aspirational recycling” can actually be detrimental to the recycling process. Liz Sweedy of Morris County MUA, our recycling expert, will sort the myths from the facts about the ins and outs of recycling and pass along this knowledge to you, so you can share with others. Light snacks…

October 20 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stream Assessment Training

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Florham Park Library, 107 Ridgedale Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932 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 the 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. Preferred volunteers are 15 or older. Younger volunteers are welcome…

October 20 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Change of Colors Hike

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Garret Mountain Reservation, 8 Mountain Ave
Woodland Park, 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 Reservation is the place to be. GSWA Education Associate, Adam Palmer, will take you on a journey through the trails of Garret Mountain and help 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. Be sure to grab your camera and fill up your reusable water bottle. Wear…

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