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June 2022

Water Quality Report Card 06 17 2022
June 17 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch ‘n Learn: Water Quality Report Card

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Zoom Webinar, NJ United States + Google Map

Zoom registration closes at 11 AM on Friday, June 17. This is the rescheduled Report Card from April. DID YOU KNOW: Human beings can survive almost three weeks without food, but only a few days without water! Take your lunch break and Zoom In for an in-depth review of the water quality in the Great Swamp watershed and the Passaic River region. GSWA conducts stream monitoring  at 21 locations annually for a suite of chemical parameters. We are the only entity, non-profit, corporate, or government, monitoring the five main streams of the Great Swamp Watershed and Passaic River on a consistent basis. GSWA Water Quality Director, Sandra LaVigne, will highlight…

06-17-22 Volunteer Workday
June 17 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Volunteer for CMA Stewardship Day – June 17th

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 1 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, are you looking for something worthy 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 9AM to 1PM 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 allows hikers to get through flooded areas • Clear branches and limbs from recent storms •…

Full Moon Hike at the Refuge
June 15 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

SOLD OUT…AGAIN: Full Moon Hike at the Refuge

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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 event is sold out again! Email nrago@greatswamp.org  to be added to a waitlist for any last minute cancelations.   Hike and see the June full moon...the "Strawberry Moon". It's really a sweet sign of summer! Join Sarah Hunt, GSWA Land Steward & Water Quality Associate, on a hike to discover some of the gentle nighttime creatures. June is great time to enjoy a moonlit hike at the Refuge. The canopy and bright moonlight provide the perfect backdrop to hear and spot owls. Our full moon hikes are a real hoot, so don't miss out on this unique, family-friendly opportunity! This hike is free, but your support helps further the…

Explore Our Conservation Management Area (CMA)
June 10 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

POSTPONED: Explore Our Conservation Management Area (CMA) 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 event has been postponed - please stay tuned for the new date!   We have been working hard since the big restoration at our 73-acre forested wetland site, the GSWA Conservation Management Area (CMA). We've created boardwalk trails, and expanded the natural wetland habitat for the all the local aquatic and terrestrial plants & animals. You are invited to enjoy this late spring hike in the beautiful seasonal conditions. Come to see which wildlife are making good use of these newly improved conditions! Wear long pants and long sleeves, and clothes that can get wet, muddy, plus protect yourself from mosquitoes. IMPORTANT: Registration is required and limited so if…

June 4 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Volunteers Needed!

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 1 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Come learn more about what stewarding our 73-acre property in Harding Twp. entails by getting involved hands on! We’ll be conducting a variety of tasks including chipping and mulching our trail network, removing invasive plants, and constructing new boardwalk. We rely on our volunteers to help us take care of this natural area that’s open to the public for passive recreation and serves as an educational opportunity for students. Are you in the giving spirit and willing to brave the swamp? Wear long pants and long sleeves, and clothes than can get wet, muddy, and protect you from mosquitos!

Evening Briefing: "Eat the Weeds" Backyard Foraging
June 3 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Evening Briefing: “Eat the Weeds” Backyard Foraging

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Great Swamp Watershed Association HQ, 568 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Tired of looking at the weeds in your yard? EAT THEM! Change your mindset about weeds and learn how some plants have edible uses. Join us at the GSWA Headquarters to learn about the common edible plants that can be found in nature and in your backyard, so the next time you pull weeds you might consider throwing the greens in a healthy salad. Forage Safely! We will cover how to identify, prepare, and preserve these free greens so you can safely hunt and focus your diet on plant-based eating. We will provide foraged and homemade treats to enjoy. IMPORTANT: Registration is limited but if the event becomes sold out,…

May 2022

May 22 at 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Great Swamp Great Music Festival

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Giralda Farms Preserve, Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ United States
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Online ticket sales are now closed. Purchase your tickets at the gate: Giralda Farms, Dodge Drive (off Madison Ave.), Madison, NJ 5th Annual Great Swamp Great Music Festival Sunday, May 22, Giralda Farms, Chatham Twp., NJ 12 - 6:30 PM (rain or shine), Gates open at 11 AM Online ticket sales are now closed. Purchase your tickets at the gate: Dodge Drive (off Madison Ave.), Madison, NJ   Grab your blankets & chairs and c'mon out for 6+ hours of live music at the sprawling, tree-lined field of Giralda Farms in Chatham Twp. New to the festival this year, comedian and New Jersey native, Max Antonucci will emcee the event.…

May 14 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

SOLD OUT: Kayak the Upper Passaic (1-3 PM)

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Somerset County Park Commission, Fisherman’s Parking Lot, Approx. 170 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ
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This event is sold out. To be placed on a waitlist or if you have registered and can no longer attend, please email NRago@GreatSwamp.org    Afternoon Paddle (1-3 PM) With generous funding from the Thomas Glasser Foundation, GSWA has purchased kayaks for use in our water quality and educational programming. But hey, let's have a little fun too! Join us on our maiden voyages to learn more about current water quality issues and observe the natural history of the Passaic River in the best way possible - from the river itself. We’ll paddle the Passaic seeking wildlife that uses the stream corridor as habitat and migration route. Children 8 and…

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

SOLD OUT: Kayak the Upper Passaic River (10AM-12PM)

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Somerset County Park Commission, Fisherman’s Parking Lot, Approx. 170 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, NJ
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This event is sold out. To be placed on a waitlist, or if you have registered and can no longer attend, please email NRago@GreatSwamp.org  Morning Paddle (10 AM - 12 Noon) With generous funding from the Thomas Glasser Foundation, GSWA has purchased kayaks for use in our water quality and educational programming. But hey, let's have a little fun too! Join us on our maiden voyages to learn more about current water quality issues and observe the natural history of the Passaic River in the best way possible - from the river itself. We’ll paddle the Passaic seeking wildlife that uses the stream corridor as habitat and migration route. Children…

We Need Volunteers May 7th
May 7 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Volunteers Needed! CANCELLED

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 1 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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5/7 Cancelled but Fear not! We have another volunteer workday on the books for Saturday, June 4. Click HERE to register. Come learn more about what stewarding our 73-acre property in Harding Twp. entails by getting involved hands on! We’ll be conducting a variety of tasks including chipping and mulching our trail network, removing invasive plants, and constructing new boardwalk. We rely on our volunteers to help us take care of this natural area that’s open to the public for passive recreation and serves as an educational opportunity for students. Are you in the giving spirit and willing to brave the swamp? Wear long pants and long sleeves, and clothes…

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