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October 2019
October 19 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Change of Colors Hike at Garret Mountain

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Garret Mountain Reservation, 3 Valley Rroad
Clifton, 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 is the place to be. GSWA Education Associate, Adam Palmer, will take you on a journey through the trails of Garret Mountain and 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. Wear your hiking boots and dress for the weather. The hike will begin at the Green…

October 15 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am

POSTPONED: Breakfast Briefing: Ed Potasnak – NJ League of Conservation Voters

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Due to ongoing and extensive construction taking place at our building this program has been postponed.    Join us for a conversation with Ed Potasnak, Executive Director of the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. This organization is a statewide political voice for the environment where they "elect environmentally responsible candidates to state and local offices, advocate for strong environmental policies, and hold elected officials accountable to safeguard the health of our communities, the beauty of our state, and the strength of our economy." Ed will review pending legislation on The Clean Stormwater and Flood Reduction Act (Senate Bill 1073) intended to help make our neighborhoods cleaner, greener and safer;…

October 14 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Columbus Day Hike at the Refuge

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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge – Orange Trailhead, approx 77 Meyersville Rd.
Green Village (Harding Township), NJ 07935 United States
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School's closed, so what better way to celebrate Columbus Day than with a crisp, Autumn hike at the Refuge? GSWA Education Associate, Adam Palmer, will serve as your tour guide through the Orange Trailhead. Come see the plants and critters of the refuge, and learn how they are preparing for the approaching cold weather. This is an easy-breezy hike and a relaxing morning outdoors. Dress for the weather. Space is limited to the first 20 hikers to sign up so register today!

October 7 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tour the Bayshore Recycling Center

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Bayshore Recycling Center, 75 Crows Mill Rd.
Keasbey, NJ 08832 United States
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Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling once it leaves the end of your driveway? This is your chance to follow its journey with your own eyes, observing how it's sorted, prepped and packaged to get it ready for the next phase. Gary Sondermeyer, VP of Operations at Bayshore Recycling, will explain it all with this behind-the-scenes tour. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to get a true understanding of the importance of recycling, the convenience and drawbacks of single-stream recycling, and how it's all done. You'll also leave with some first-hand do's and don'ts. Must provide your own transportation. Registration is required.

Great Swamp Gala & Silent Auction 2019 Honoring Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill

October 3 at 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Brooklake Country Club, 139 Brooklake Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932
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GSWA is thrilled to honor Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill at our 2019 Gala & Silent Auction, held at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. Purchase a “VIP Premier Ticket” to mingle with some of our most distinguished guests and enjoy cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres from 5:00 - 6:00 PM, prior to the start of the Gala. Our annual Gala & Silent Auction is our biggest and most exciting fundraising event of the year! The evening will include a lively cocktail hour,…

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September 2019
September 27 at 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Astronomy Night with North Jersey Astronomical Group

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Explore the night sky with a rare astronomy night at Great Swamp Watershed Association. Our guests of the evening are North Jersey Astronomical Group (NJAG) who will lead the viewing.  See and learn about constellations visible in the Fall sky. The beautiful stars of the Big and Little Dippers will be visible as well as the constellations Draco, Cygnus, Pegasus and Hercules will be on display in the September sky. The moon is new on September 27, so faint objects are easier to see...such as star clusters, nebulae, and perhaps even some galaxies if the weather is clear enough. As the evening darkens, Jupiter and Saturn will become prominent in the south. Jupiter's…

September 27 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New Moon Hike at the Refuge

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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge – Wildlife Observation Center, https://www.google.com/maps/place/Great+Swamp/@40.7123257,-74.4899795,607m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x89c3a4b1966b1d9d:0xceaba4f29e5c2823!2sWildlife+Observation+Center+Access+Rd,+Gillette,+NJ+07933!3b1!8m2!3d40.7124575!4d-74.4859124!3m4!1s0x89c3a4b1e543b557:0xe512fc735731c7b6!8m2!3d40.712396!4d-74.4870606
Harding Twp., NJ 07976 United States
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Come hike the trails of the Wildlife Refuge under a new moon. A new moon is the first lunar phase, which means it will not be visible at all. This means the stars will be at their brightest! And the lack of moonlight does not mean the inhabitants of the woods have gone to sleep - there's still plenty of activity to see and hear. During this guided hike we will take advantage of the quiet autumn air by listening for the nighttime creatures of Harding Township as they prepare for the change of season. This hike is limited to 20 night owls, so don't miss out - register today!…

September 17 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast Briefing: Recycling – Straight from the Source

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Well-intentioned but incorrect recycling creates major problems at the recycling plant. Just ask Gary Sandermeyer, VP of Operations at Bayshore Recycling. And you can do just that when you join us for an inside look at recycling and how it all works. Gary will provide us with the first-hand dos and don'ts of curbside recycling (AKA Class A recycling.) We'll also learn about how New Jersey was the first State in the country to require “mandatory recycling” dating back to 1987. Come get the real facts on recycling.

August 2019
August 24 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Summer Colors Hike at Garret Mountain Reservation

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Garret Mountain Reservation, 3 Valley Road
Clifton, NJ 07013 United States
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Soak up the last drops of summer at the beautiful Garret Mountain Reservation. Adam will guide you through the trails and identify the many varieties of trees and plants at the peak of their lushness. Situated 500 feet above sea level, Garret Mountain Reserve 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 binoculars, camera and reusable water bottle. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Registration required.

August 22 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Workshop: DIY Pollinator Box

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Did you know some bees don’t live in hives? Want to find out what all the buzz about 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! Cost: $20/box. This workshop is limited to the first 16 people who register. Missing this event will really sting, so make sure you register today!

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