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February 2019
February 16 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2/16: Dog Lovers Hike 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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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! You must play nice with other dogs, remain on your leash for the entire hike, and make sure your human cleans up after you. Limit: 15 pups, so register today!

February 13 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

2/13: Sweeten Up Your Valentine’s Day Week

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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All you need is love... but wine and chocolate are fabulous too! February is a time for warm feelings and connections. Keep the feeling going with your friends at GSWA, as we pair 8 different wines with just the right chocolates. You may even discover some great ideas for your Valentine's Day and other celebrations. And best of all, it's free to all non-GSWA members! Members, you can come for free too. Simply bring along a friend or two and it's free for all of you!

February 12 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

POSTPONED: 2/12: Evening Briefing: Green Infrastructure-Managing Stormwater in NJ

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Summit Public Library, 75 Maple Street
Summit, NJ 07901
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Due to the weather that’s happening out there, tonight’s Stormwater Management program has been postponed. We do not yet have a new date, but will announce it as soon as it's scheduled. Everyone be safe! Green infrastructure can win a trifecta of benefits: managing heavy rain and snow, improving water supplies, and enhancing real estate development. Great news: the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is issuing new rules for stormwater management that mandate use of green infrastructure such as bioswales, rain gardens, pervious pavement, tree wells, etc. Learn about these elements of landscape architecture and how they enhance aesthetics, health, and safety from Marian Glenn, Summit Environmental Commission member, and…

February 10 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2/10: Beer and 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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Liven-up Your Sunday Afternoon - Get Your Game On with GSWA!    Show the world (or at least the room) how much you've been paying attention to the environment by putting your knowledge to the test. Compete for bragging rights and fun prizes. And what Pub Quiz would be complete without beer and pizza? We've got you covered. Questions for this Jeopardy-style quiz will range from beginner to expert level. For example: If night active animals are known as nocturnal, what are dawn and dusk active animals known as?  Answer:  Crepuscular Concerned your friends may not be able to join you that day? No problem! Simply register yourself and we will group you together…

February 7 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

2/7: Gardening & Lawn Care – Environmentally Friendly Solutions

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Parsippany Troy Hills Library, 449 Halsey Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054 United States
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Garden like a water miser and still have the healthiest lawn in town! What else can you do to take care of your yard with the least environmental impact? What’s the most effective way to water your plants and lawn without wasting water, and to reap a healthier lawn? Join us for this evening briefing as we share top tips for the most environmentally friendly yard, from selecting plants that will make your property an inviting space for the birds and the bees, to lawn care tips that will save you money and time. Everything you do in your yard can have an impact on the watershed you live in…

February 2 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CANCELLED: Groundhog Day Hike

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Rifle Camp Park, 387 Rifle Camp Rd.
Woodland Park, NJ 07424 United States
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Due to extreme temperatures and icy trails, this hike is cancelled. To experience similar views and amazing falls, register for our March 31 Paterson Falls Explorer Hike & Tour!   Shadow or no shadow, this Groundhog Day hike is happening! February 2nd is the midpoint of the winter season and a great day to get outside and shake off your winter blues. Rifle Camp Park, located just south of Garret Park in Passaic County, is extensively forested and also the perfect spot to catch stunning views of the Paterson skyline. This is an intermediate hike with some ups and downs, and rocky underfoot. Dress for the weather, hiking shoes strongly…

January 2019
January 24 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

SOLD OUT: Pollinator Box Building Workshop

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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SORRY, THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. WE MAY PLAN ANOTHER SO KEEP CHECKING BACK! Did you know some bees don't live in hives? Want to find out what all the buzz on pollinator boxes is about? Perhaps you already know and want one of your own. This workshop will be "the bee's knees!" Join us for an evening of building, learning and all-around good fun as we talk about the importance of solitary bees and pollinator habitats to the ecosystem, and build a pollinator box of your own to take home! Please mark your calendar and stay tuned for registration details coming soon.

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

Night Hike at Primrose Farm

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Primrose Farm (Enter from Barret Field), 15 Brook Drive South
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
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Kick off the new year with a night hike. C'mon outside and enjoy the sounds and smells of the winter night with GSWA's Education Associate, Adam Palmer. (It's always a fun hike with Adam!) Adjacent to Primrose Brook and the Passaic River, Primrose Farm offers wetlands, fields, streams, and forests. This will be an easy, family-friendly hike. Be sure to dress for the weather, and feel free to bring along some water and snacks. Registration is required.

December 2018
December 30, 2018 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Winter Nature Detectives Discovery Hike

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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge – Bluebird Parking Lot, Pleasant Plains Road Auto Tour Route
Basking Ridge, NJ United States
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Set off in hot pursuit of the region’s most-wanted wintertime wildlife on this nature detectives discovery hike at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Learn how to identify animals from their tracks, scats, and other clues. Spy on secret hideouts used by birds, wintering insects, and other woodland creatures. Unmask the dining preferences of deer, raccoons, and even coyotes by putting a magnifying glass to some scat. All this detective work is easier than you think. And let’s face it, it’s fun being outdoors in the winter! Recommended for all, but especially children 5 to 12 years old. Registration is required. We will meet at the Bluebird Parking Lot of the…

December 12, 2018 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.

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