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May 2021

May 24 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cook with GSWA: Garlic Mustard Pesto & Beyond

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This event has been rescheduled for Monday, May 24 at 5 pm.  Let’s get wild! Join us for a cooking demonstration where we will showcase items we have foraged and then turn them into food. We will talk about the benefits of foraging for edible invasive (non-native) species, for example, garlic mustard. Garlic mustard is one of the worst invaders of Northeast and Midwest American forests, reducing the diversity of all species. April through end of May is garlic mustard season so you will be able to easily find it and make your own pesto. Come learn about these and other types of plants where we can reduce their presence simply by eating them!

May 23 at 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Great Swamp Great Music Festival

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Giralda Farms Preserve, Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ United States
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TICKES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE - PLEASE GET YOUR TICKETS AT THE GATE SEE YOU THERE! 4th Annual Great Swamp Great Music Festival Sunday, May 23, 1-6 PM (rain or shine!) It's time to reacquaint yourself with fresh air and live music. We've brought back fan-favorites and a few new faces for 5 hours of continuous entertainment! Bring your own blankets and chairs and spread out on the sprawling, tree-lined lawn of Giralda Farms in Chatham Twp. You are welcome to bring along your own pop-ups and/or umbrellas, but you MUST secure them in place in case of wind. As always, a great selection of food and adult beverages…

May 16 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sustainable Foraging Hike – The Basics

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 91 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Foraging: To search for a particular food or foods, often in the wild. Curious? Come learn more. GSWA's Education Associate and resident foraging expert, Adam Palmer, will guide you through the woods to discover the various types of forageable (and unforeagable) foods that can be found throughout the Great Swamp watershed and beyond. It's important to know how to forage safely and ethically before you try this yourself. This is an informative hike only - we will not actually be foraging. But, if you're anxious to give it a go, join us again on May 17, 5-6 PM for a "Cook with GSWA" Zoom webinar. We will show you how…

May 11 at 7:00 am - 8:30 am

(Location change) Early AM Birding Hike @ Primrose Farm

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Primrose Farm (Enter from Barrett Field), Barrett Field, 1413-000460000-000020001-00000
Morristown, NJ 07960
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THIS HIKE HAS BEEN MOVED TO PRIMROSE FARM We will meet at the Harding Land Trust's Primrose Farms Parking Lot at 7am. This can be a difficult location to get the GPS to bring you to properly as it doesn't have an exact address, and it often wants to take you to a location much further away. The baseball field (Barret Field) where parking is available is located on Brook Dr S, Morristown, NJ off of Bailey's Mill Rd, off of Route 202. Look for the sign saying Barret Field entrance Click HERE for a map of the exact location. If you enter "Brook Dr S, Morristown, NJ" into your GPS…

May 4 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Landscape Design: Creating Native Habitat

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Let's talk about the evolution of a habitat garden. What does that mean? It's the concept of creating a native habitat garden focusing on 3 main fundamentals: careful design, correct installation, and ongoing maintenance. Mike Devos of Indigenous Ingenuities (and the lead of the recent wetlands restoration at our Conservation Management Area) will take us through it all. Learn how native plants can be incorporated into all types of design from formal gardens to naturalized plantings, how they are installed in ecologically sensitive ways, and how to care for them moving forward. This program will take place on Zoom and in person for a maximum of 9 attendees (first come…

April 2021

April 27 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rolling Knolls Landfill Superfund CAG Meeting – April 27

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April 27: This meeting is a follow-up to the April 15 Meeting. This will be a special session to address public comments from the April 15 meeting.   April 15: This is a public meeting on the status of the Rolling Knolls Landfill in Green Village, Chatham Township. If you are interested in joining a Community Advisory Group (CAG) and attending the April 15 meeting, please register here. The CAG will provide a public forum for the community to discuss their concerns and offer input to the EPA on the cleanup as it moves forward. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to attend the session. Click here to download the meeting agenda for April 15. Click here to visit our Rolling Knolls page with full history and document archive.

April 25 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

POSTPONED: Perfect Your Flower Arrangement Skills on Zoom

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED We've all been there - we put a bunch of flowers in a vase imagining how great they will look. They don’t. We move them around and tilt our head. Nope. So, we walk away with plans to fix them. A week later, we toss these once cheery flowers in the trash. Let's change that behavior. Join Amy Seuberth, General Manager of Back to Nature Home & Garden, for a demo on how to arrange flowers in a pleasing way. She will also share tips on how to keep them healthier and looking more beautiful longer. The $40 fee covers your flowers, a mason jar vase, and expert tutorial. Seasonal flowers may include Seeded Eucalyptus, Mini Green Hydrangea, Thistle, Stock, Wax Flower, and others. Registration closes April 18 @ 5 PM to allow time for ordering flowers so, register today!…

April 23 at 9:00 am - May 6 at 5:00 pm

Workshop: DIY Open Tray Bird Feeder

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Feeding your neighborhood birds in the winter is a great way to entertain yourself and your family, and the birds really appreciate it! When you build a tray (hopper) feeder, you’ll attract birds like titmouse, chickadees, mockingbirds, mourning doves, and many more. This feeder is simple to construct and it will be ready to set up outside immediately. Here’s how it works: register for this virtual program, collect your kit from our office in a secure and safe way, then build the box at your leisure at home following our easy to follow, step-by-step instruction guide. Technical support is available should you require some help. All you will need is a hammer, the kit, and a little patience. Kit pickup will be determined on a case-by-case basis. We will discuss what day/time works best for you.  There's a limited supply of kits available so register…

April 18 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Houseplants: Health Benefits & Tending Tips – Zoom

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Registration closes April 18 @ 12 noon.   Houseplants help improve indoor air quality because they help to filter out air pollutants and clean the air within your home. This past year as we've spent more time at home, houseplant sales have taken off! Whether you're considering picking up one or two, or have had a green thumb for many years, this Zoom program is right for you. Amy Seuberth, General Manager of Back to Nature Home & Garden, will broadcast from her store in Basking Ridge to introduce her top 10 favorite plants and explain why they are on her list. This is also your chance to ask an expert about your own plants. Join us for this unique opportunity to learn more about these decorative and oxygen producing flora that brighten up our homes and our moods. All who register and attend will…

April 17 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Chatham-Madison Town-wide Yard Sale to Benefit GSWA

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REGISTRATION TO HOST A YARD SALE HAS CLOSED, BUT YOU MAY STILL PARTICIPATE WITHOUT A PERMIT! Shoppers, over 100 households are participating in this three-town-wide yard sale on Saturday, April 17! This is your chance to get outside, find some great deals, and shop sustainably. Before you head out, check out the digital map of participating households below. You can also view/print the list of addresses and items for sale in the towns of Madison, Chatham Boro & Chatham Twp.       For a printable list of participant addresses and items for sale at each location, click HERE   Please note: Shoppers and hosts must wear masks. Please observe social distancing rules Bring your hand sanitizer Ask the yard sale host if they do contactless payment (Venmo, Apple Pay, etc) Bring small bills and change Bring your own reusable shopping bags   To our…

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