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August 2022

08-12-22 Volunteer Workday
August 12 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Volunteer for CMA Stewardship Day – August 12th

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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 •…

08-05-22 Volunteer Workday
August 5 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

CANCELLED – Volunteer for CMA Stewardship Day – August 5th

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 1 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Because of staffing issues, unfortunately we have to cancel the 8/5 CMA Stewardship Day. Please consider volunteering at another stewarding day, like August 12th, August 19th and August 26th. 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…

Website Event-Pollinator Box Workshop
August 4 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Pollinator Box Workshop

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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? Come get the scoop about pollinator boxes and how they benefit the environment. This workshop will be “the bee’s knees!” (We apologize for that.) 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: $25/box. This workshop is limited to the first 15 people who register. Missing this event will really sting, so make sure you register today!

July 2022

Sunset Paddle
July 29 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sunset Paddle – POSTPONED DATE

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Essex Environmental Center, 621 Eagle Rock Ave
Roseland, NJ 07068
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Because of the heat advisory for Friday,  we have decided to postpone the paddle for one week. The well-being of our supporters and staff are our top priority. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused but the rescheduled date is 7/29/22 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. If you are registered already and CAN attend 7/29, you DO NOT need to do anything. You're on the attendee list! If you CANNOT make 7/29, please send an email to nrago@greatswamp.org to cancel so we can invite the next person on the waitlist. Ease into your weekend with a leisurely paddle on the Passaic River. As you experience the sunset from the…

07-29-22 Volunteer Workday
July 29 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Volunteer for CMA Stewardship Day – July 29th

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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 •…

07-22-22 Volunteer Workday
July 22 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

CANCELLED: Volunteer for CMA Stewardship Day – July 22nd

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Great Swamp Watershed Association’s CMA, 1 Tiger Lily Ln
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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DUE TO THE EXTREME HEAT ADVISORY, FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS, THIS WORK DAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE  CHECK OUT OTHER FRIDAY WORKDAYS SCHEDULED THROUGH THE END OF AUGUST. 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…

Paterson Falls Explorer Hike and Tour
July 8 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Paterson Falls Explorer Hike and Tour

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Paterson Great Falls National Park, 72 McBride Ave,
Paterson, NJ United States
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Explore Paterson from the other end of the Passaic. Join us for an afternoon of nature and natural history. Staff from the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park will guide us on an informative hike through the area where will check out the new viewing platform to explore the 77-foot high waterfall. From there we’ll hike along the old raceway, and we'll even squeeze in a museum visit. It's a great opportunity to gain insight into the importance of Paterson, the first planned industrial city that was centered around the Great Falls, and how it changed the face of our country. We will meet at the Great Falls and go…

City of Water Day Challenge Website
July 8 - July 23

City of Water Day Bingo Challenge: Free

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The Challenge Event may have ended but we encourage you to download the eco-bingo card and use it to help you explore your local watershed. On July 16, City of Water (COW) Day is all about connecting communities with the water. The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA)* is observing 2022 COW Day by issuing an eco-BINGO challenge to our members and followers so we can celebrate together. We want to connect as many folks as possible with their local water bodies and watersheds. Everyone lives in a watershed. What we do and where we live impacts the water, even if it is far away! This year's theme is 'In Your Neighborhood'. So today, we challenge you all to head out into your neighborhood, connect with the environment, and see how you can make a difference! This FREE challenge runs now through July 23.  How to…

July 1 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Volunteer for CMA Stewardship Day – July 1st

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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 •…

June 2022

Summer Solstice Celebration Hike
June 28 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SOLD OUT Summer Solstice Celebration Hike

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Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, 600 Tempe Wick Rd
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Email nrago@greatswamp.org  to be added to a waitlist. Although the rescheduled hike is not on the solstice date, you will learn all about the solstice and welcome in the summer season with poems and stories! Join us for a hike through the historic and beautiful trails of Jockey Hollow. As the moon slowly rises, we will look and listen for owls and other nightlife creatures as fireflies take to the sky. Later we will relax by a roaring bonfire and hear stories that 18th century colonists told around their own campfires and learn about their views on the darkness. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity with highly experienced and…

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