Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt, May 19

The Great Swamp Watershed Association is proud to inaugurate a new event this May that will spotlight amazing sites of natural, cultural, and historic interest found throughout the 55-square-mile Great Swamp watershed. The first Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012, and its goal is to help you enjoy a day outdoors and take you to places you might not know about, or have not thought about visiting before.

How will it work? Well, from 9 a.m. to noon on May 19, you, your family, and friends will stop by our home base at  Loantaka Brook Reservation's Kitchell Pond Pavilion. There you will pick up a set of clues designed to take you on a journey of discovery through our region. Along the way, you will choose where you want to go and what questions you will answer to prove that you've been there.

Scavenge as much or as little as you want throughout the day. This will be your time to explore! But, whatever you do, remember to return to Loantaka Brook Reservation at 4:00 p.m. where we will celebrate your odyssey with refreshments. While you relax, we will tally up everyone's scavenger hunt results. Special prizes await our highest-scoring scavengers, and, who knows, there just might be one or two more surprises in store!

The Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt is suitable for people of all ages and all skill levels.

GSWA is partnering with Morris County Park CommissionSomerset County Park Commission,Morristown National Historical ParkGreat Swamp National Wildlife RefugeFriends of Great Swamp National Wildlife RefugeThe Raptor TrustNew Jersey Audubon Society, and Harding Land Trust, so there will be lots of fun and exciting places to visit.
Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt Partners
Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt Partners

This is shaping up to be one of northern New Jersey's can't-miss events of spring 2012! So remember, save May 19 on your calendars for GSWA's inaugural Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt.
You need to get in this game!
Thanks to our Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt underwriters PSEG and PNC Bank!

All are invited to participate in this FREE event; however, if you do plan to attend, please register online at GSWA's website. Advanced registration helps us better organize our activities, and allows us to contact you if plans change.

What: The Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012

Times: Pick up clues—between 9:00 a.m. & Noon, Hunt—between 9:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m., Rewards & Relaxation—between 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Where: Start & End at Kitchell Pond Pavilion, 75 Kitchell Road, Morristown, NJ, but Scavenger Hunt locations will be spread throughout the 55-square-mile Great Swamp Watershed.

Registration: Participation in the Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt is FREE of charge. Please let us know if you plan to attend by completing the registration form below.

More Information: Call GSWA at 973-538-3500 x22 for event updates, including scheduling and venue changes. Please listen to the recorded message on the hotline for any change or cancellation notices. All events are subject to change or cancellation without advanced notice; however, we will try to notify registered participants of any changes via email or telephone (if contact information is provided).

1 comment:

  1. We are happy to report that Blue Ridge Mountain Sports (Madison) and REI (East Hanover) have joined our underwriters for this event. Welcome!