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January 2022

January 15 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hike at Rifle Camp Park, Garret Mountain

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Rifle Camp Park, 387 Rifle Camp Rd.
Woodland Park, NJ 07424 United States
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Join us on a winter journey through the trails of this beautiful reservation. Along the way we will check out the 19th-century Lambert Castle, the current home of the Passaic County Museum. We'll also hike through Rifle Camp Park which sits on the ridgeline of Garret Mountain. 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 an excellent location for George Washington’s troops to observe British movements during the Revolutionary War in 1780. Bring…

December 2021

December 29, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kids Snow Tracks Hike

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Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, 600 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Hey kids, it's been a busy month. We're betting you and your parents are ready to get outside and breathe in some crisp fresh air. We know just what to do! Let's join Hazel England on a family-friendly adventure through the snowy forest of Jockey Hollow. We will seek out tracks left behind by critters scurrying through the snow in search of food and shelter, and discover where they may lead. We will also talk about their winter-time activities and learn how they endure throughout the coldest months of the year, in anticipation of the spring thaw. When we're done, we will warm up with hot cocoa and candy canes.…

December 21, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SOLD OUT: Winter Solstice Full Moon Hike

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 1 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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This hike is sold out. If you wish to be added to the waitlist or if you are registered and unable to attend so we can invite the next person on the waitlist, please email nrago@GreatSwamp.org. Bundle up and let's celebrate the first day of winter (winter solstice) together with a full moon hike at the CMA's Green Trail. This is a particularly spectacular full moon that sits above the horizon for a longer period of time. Winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight in the whole year, making it the shortest day of the year. Good news - the days begin to once again grow…

Volunteer CMA
December 10, 2021 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Volunteer for the CMA Boardwalk Build

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 1 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Are you in the giving spirit and willing to brave the cold tomorrow morning? We have a lumber delivery and we could use help moving lumber plus maybe make a few boardwalks along the way! We are meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday at the cul-de-sac entrance of the GSWA's CMA on Tiger Lily Lane in Morristown. Dress in layers so you stay comfortable working outdoors. We hope to see you there! RSVP below if you are interested and so we can keep in touch.

December 8, 2021 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Wine & Cheese – Yes Please!

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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The holidays are fast-approaching. Perhaps you're hosting, or maybe you’re looking for something special to bring along to a dinner party. Why risk guessing when you can taste for yourself? Join us for a delicious evening of wine and cheese pairings and samplings. We will tempt you with eight different types of cheese ranging from mild to sharp and creamy to crumbly. These cheeses will be paired with just the right wines to tantalize your taste buds and warm your spirits. It doesn't get any easier than that! This event is free if you are NOT a GSWA member. GSWA members, the cost is $25 OR bring a non-member along…

December 4, 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Geocaching at the CMA

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 1 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Charge up your phone or GPS device and join us at the CMA for a unique treasure hunt called Geocaching! Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity where players use their GPS device to find hidden caches (containers that typically hold a logbook to sign and mark your find). These caches will be hidden throughout the area, and you will find them based on coordinates (longitude and latitude) as you explore the beautiful trails of GSWA’s Conservation Management Area. This is a Geocaching 101 event where you will learn all there is to know about this growing sport. It's a fun activity on your own or with the whole family. When…

November 2021

November 28, 2021 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Post-Thanksgiving Cleanup & Hike @ the CMA

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 1 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Thanksgiving is a day of giving... giving thanks, and perhaps giving in to all the delicious temptations we smelled long before they ever found our their way to our plates. And more food-filled holidays are right around the corner. This is the right time to head outside and work it off by helping prepare our Conservation Management Area (CMA) for winter with some important trail maintenance. Then we will put away our tools and will hit the trails again, this time for some relaxation and sight seeing. If you haven't already seen all the amazing renovations that took place last November, now is your chance to see what a healthy…

Fairfield Fall Cleanup Day
November 19, 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fairfield Fall Cleanup Day – Nov 19 (11/12 POSTPONED)

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Because of Rain Forecast, Cleanup Rescheduled to Friday, Nov 19th The flooding caused by Hurricane Ida affected many natural areas adjacent to our local rivers. They were inundated with the trash carried downstream. While GSWA staff were sampling the water quality along the Passaic River in Fairfield, we observed a large quantity of trash that had been caught up in the trees in the flood plain in this area. GSWA, working together our local NJ AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador, is organizing a cleanup day to ensure that this area gets the needed attention.  We need your help!  Come out and join us in cleaning up this beautiful area of the Passaic River. The cleanup location on Nov 19th is the boat launch site at the end of Camp Ln, in Fairfield.  The cleanup will run from 10 - 12 PM.  We are asking people to wear…

November 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stream Assessment Training-FREE (NEW DATE)

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 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 with…

November 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Intro to Rain Gardens: FREE Zoom

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Registration closes at 4 PM on Wed, Nov 3.   Thinking of adding a rain garden to your yard? Smart choice! A rain garden is a beautiful addition to your landscape that also provides a valuable function. By causing water to absorb slowly into the ground it reduces and sometimes even prevents flooding. A rain garden also helps keep storm water run-off from carrying pollution to our drinking water sources. Join us for an in-depth review of the benefits of installing a rain garden at your home and get some basic how-to suggestions. Registration is required for this FREE program. You will receive Zoom login details prior to the event.…

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