Friday, August 27, 2010

Fall Breakfast Briefings Announced

GSWA continues its series of monthly breakfast meetings this fall. Covering a range of environmental topics, this is your opportunity to learn more from guest speakers and environmental specialists. Each briefing is from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at GSWA Headquarters, 568 Tempe Wick Rd., Harding Township (next to Jockey Hollow). A hot breakfast buffet is included.

Seating is open to the public and limited to 50 people so advance reservations are requested. Donations are appreciated. Register by calling our Event Info Line at 973-538-3500 x22, or visit

Tuesday, September 14: Fall Gardening Tips
Presented by: Mike Bucek, Green Path LandCare
As Fall approaches, learn how to put your garden safely to bed for the winter. Green Path LandCare, a Chatham-based family-owned and operated business, helps beautify landscapes, reduce chemical pollution and simply lives.

Tuesday, October 12: Social & Physical Landscapes of the Great Swamp Watershed
Presented by: David Tulloch, Rutgers University
The Rutgers University junior class in landscape architecture will present initial findings from their recent inventory of the social and physical landscapes of the Great Swamp watershed. Their report will be a creative reflection on both existing knowledge of the watershed as well as their own perceptions. They will be conducting further analysis and exploring regional design strategies for the area, so your input and response to their presentation will be invaluable to their progress.

Tuesday, November 9: The State of the Passaic River
Presented by: Kirk R. Barrett, Director, Passaic River Institute, Montclair State University
The watershed’s five streams flow through the Great Swamp and exit as the Passaic River. So what happens downstream of the Great Swamp watershed? Come and learn about issues facing the Passaic River, a source of drinking water for more than a million people.

Posted by Great Swamp Watershed Association at 9:30 AM

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Gala Auction Items

We hope you are all getting excited for our upcoming Gala on October 14th. The invitations are coming soon, we hope to see all of you there! Just as a reminder, it will be held at the Basking Ridge Country Club. We have some new auction items that came in this week, to give you a taste of what is to come....2 Certificates for Deep Root Fertilizer, an overnight stay and breakfast at the Westin Governor Morris, tickets to the Discovery Orchestra, an overnight stay at the Parsippany Sheraton with breakfast, and a gift certificate for Copeland resturant located in Morristown.

 We have so many more items so stayed tuned next week for another update!

For more information about the gala, please email or check out our website at

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Chris Daggett to Speak at Green Acres Gala 2010

Great Swamp Watershed Association is pleased to welcome Chris Daggett as the keynote speaker at this year’s Green Acres Gala. Mr. Daggett, president and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, was the 2009 independent candidate for governor of New Jersey and former Commissioner of the NJDEP.

GSWA's 2010 Green Acres Gala will be held on Thursday, October 14th at the Basking Ridge Country Club, beginning at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and silent auction followed by a seated dinner. GSWA's Annual Meeting will be held prior to the gala beginning at 5:30.

If you'd like to purchase tickets, donate to the silent auction or place an ad in our commemorative ad journal, visit or contact Amy Maddaluna at 973-538-3500 x14 or