Thursday, August 11, 2011

Enviro Hotspot Update: GSWA Weighs In On Organic Farm in Chatham Twp.; Changes In Store For Honeywell Development in Morris Twp.

We bring you two updates today on environmental hotspots in the Great Swamp Watershed.

First, GSWA representatives weigh in on the safety of organic farming in Chatham Township, NJ. Check out this article in Chatham Patch for what they had to say:

Next, we bring you a story from The Daily Record about revisions made to the Honeywell corporation's plans for its worldwide headquaters development in Morris Township, NJ.  The new plan seeks to address a number of citizen concerns. Read more:|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Thanks for keeping up to date with GSWA!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Help GSWA Win $10,000. Vote For This Photo!


Got Box Turtle?
Photographer: Ari Kaufman, June 2011

Vote for Great Swamp Watershed Association's submission to Cvent's photo contest and help us win $10,000 for our environmental programs.  This shot was taken by volunteer photographer Ari Kaufman on the second day of GSWA's 2011 BioBlitz at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (June 18, 2011). In addition to collecting scientific data, this year's BioBlitz focused on educating children about the local environment, especially the great variety of wildlife found in the Great Swamp watershed.  A few days following the event, the father of one of our young participant wrote to us to say, “[You] made my son feel special. This event changed his life."  We cannot imagine a better compliment than that.

Help us continue this legacy for many years to come.  Vote for this photo once a day from August 9 through August 22!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

eNews for August 2011 from Great Swamp Watershed Association

Check out what's up in The Great Swamp! Read @GSWA's e-Newsletter for July at

Topics include: 

  • A Hot Hike at the CMA - New Trails!
  • Summer Event Reminder 
  • Victory At Primrose Estate - Open Space Preserved
  • Comment on Local Deer Population
  • 30th Anniversary Gala
  • Help Your Neighbors In August - Volunteer Event
  • Comings & Goings
  • Welcome New Members!
  • Did You Know? - All About Box Turtles

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