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September 2021

September 25 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am

POSTPONED: Workout with Lynne – Outdoors!

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED - RAIN IS ON THE WAY AND WILL LEAVE THE AREA TOO SOGGY FOR A COMFORTABLE WORKOUT   Get your sweat on! What a great time to get moving together in the great outdoors. We are thrilled to offer you this chance to work out with GSWA's own Lynne Applebaum, Director of Institutional Relations. Lynne is also a NASM certified personal trainer. Join us for a body weight total strength workout (with a little cardio thrown in). All you need is the desire to exercise in the fresh, clean air, appropriate exercise wear, water, and a towel or floor mat. All levels are welcome. Space…

Chatham-Madison Town-wide Yard Sale to Benefit GSWA
September 25 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Registration Closed – Shoppers: scroll down for map and sale items for Chathams-Madison Town-wide Yard Sale

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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL YOU SHOPPERS, SCROLL DOWN TO CHECK OUT THE  MAP OF PARTICIPANTS AND ITEMS FOR SALE BY ADDRESS   Calling all residents of Madison and The Chathams. Planning to host a yard sale at this community event? Register below to have your address and a list of your items for sale to appear on a digital, printable map. The map will be linked to this page and publicized far and wide to potential shoppers. Simply scroll down and complete the registration form. You must be a resident of Madison, Chatham Township, or Chatham Borough to list your sale.  Registration Fee: $10 tax-deductible donation to benefit Great Swamp Watershed Association. Everyone else, mark your calendar for September 25 to get out and shop sustainably at this amazing three-town-wide yard sale! Be sure to check back here Friday, Sept 24 at 9am…

Harvest Moon Night Hike
September 20 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

SOLD OUT: 9/20 – Harvest Moon Night Hike

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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge – Bluebird Parking Lot, Bluebird Parking Lot, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge NJ United States + Google Map

This hike is sold out. If you wish to be added to the waitlist or if you are registered and unable to attend, please email nrago@GreatSwamp.org.   This event is It's a spectacular time of year to get outside for a hike at night. The full Harvest Moon appears on this very night, two days before the arrival of autumn. A full moon this time of year is typically called the “Harvest Moon" because the angle of the moon's orbit relative to the Earth's horizon is at its minimum, causing the full moon to rise above the horizon much faster than usual. This once helped farmers bring in the harvest…

Paterson's 1st Annual Green Fair 9/18
September 18 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

GSWA Partner Event: Paterson’s 1st Annual Green Fair

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Pennington Park, 353 McBride Ave
Paterson, NJ 07501 United States
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Enjoy great food, entertainment, hands-on activities for the family, receive resources from community organizations, and learn how you can help make Paterson a greener city. For more information contact the Paterson Green Team at PatersonGreenTeam1@Gmail.com. (This is a non-GSWA event)

September 14 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Evening Briefing: Wow! Major Wetlands Restoration at the CMA!

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Our Conservation Management Area (CMA) underwent some major transformations at the end of 2020! After nearly a decade in the works, Hazel England, GSWA Director of Land Stewardship, and Mike Devos of Indigenous Ingenuities led this wetland project. Come hear about the important restoration efforts that took place to help restore our CMA closer to its natural state. Hazel and Mike will walk us through the restoration of the Silver Brook, the creation of 360,000 square feet of vernal habitat, the plugging a 350-foot drainage ditch and so much more that occurred over the course of five frantic weeks. Additionally, you will learn of the changes brought about by this…

August 2021

August 27 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Volunteers to Spruce-up CMA – Aug 27

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 91 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Ready to get a little dirty and sweaty in the swamp? Need community service hours. College students - looking for something to add to your resume? Join us on Friday mornings at the GSWA Conservation Management Area (CMA) to help us steward the land. We will work from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and enjoy some well-earned snacks provided by GSWA Director of Land Stewardship, Hazel England. We could really use your help getting our CMA tidied up by helping us with the following tasks: Carry in lumber, build and elevate boardwalks which will allow hikers to get through now flooded areas, clear branches and limbs that came down in…

August 26 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SOLD OUT: Workshop – DIY Bamboo Wind Chimes

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Looking for some tranquility? How about the soothing sounds of a bamboo wind chime to transport you to an island get-away in your own back yard. We will supply you with everything you need to make and take your very own bamboo chimes and hang them when you get home. Bamboo is a fast-growing, invasive plant that is spreading rapidly through New Jersey. We're doing our part by removing them from our properties whenever possible. But why should it end there when we can turn that material into something serene and decorative? Because when life gives you bamboo, we say, make bamboo chimes! Space is limited so register today! Please…

August 20 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Volunteers to Spruce-up CMA – August 20

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 91 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Ready to get a little dirty and sweaty in the swamp? Need community service hours. College students - looking for something to add to your resume? Join us on Friday mornings at the GSWA Conservation Management Area (CMA) to help us steward the land on the following days: August 20, 27. We will work from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and enjoy some well-earned snacks provided by GSWA Director of Land Stewardship, Hazel England. We could really use your help getting our CMA tidied up by helping us with the following tasks: Carry in lumber, build and elevate boardwalks which will allow hikers to get through now flooded areas, clear…

August 19 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SOLD OUT – 8/19: Colors of Summer Hike

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Helen Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Rd
New Vernon, NJ 07976 United States
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C'mon out to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (GSNWR) and feast your eyes on the beautiful colors of summer. This is your chance for a behind-the-scenes guided hike with GSWA's Director of Water Quality Programs, Sandra LaVigne. As we explore the Bluebird Trail, we will be on the lookout for summer flowers, birds, wildlife - all in a pristine setting not typically open to the public. IMPORTANT CHANGE - Colors of Summer Hike. Because of a gate issue, we have changed the parking/meeting place for Colors of Summer Hike at 6:00 pm. Please go to the GSNWR Fenske Visitor Center. Direction Note: Google tries to take you to 32…

August 13 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Volunteers to Spruce-up CMA – August 13 is POSTPONED

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August 13th is postponed because of heat advisory Please sign up for August 20th or August 26th dates   Ready to get a little dirty and sweaty in the swamp? Need community service hours. College students - looking for something to add to your resume? Join us on Friday mornings at the GSWA Conservation Management Area (CMA) to help us steward the land on the following days: August 20, 27. We will work from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and enjoy some well-earned snacks provided by GSWA Director of Land Stewardship, Hazel England. We could really use your help getting our CMA tidied up by helping us with the following tasks: Carry in lumber, build and elevate boardwalks which will allow hikers to get through now flooded areas, clear branches and limbs that came down in recent storms, remove invasive plants, and woodchip the trails.…

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