Great Swamp Watershed Association announces four events in its Spring 2013 Breakfast Briefing Series.
The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) is pleased to announce the schedule of speakers for its Spring 2013 Breakfast Briefing Series. This season’s highlights will include an in-depth discussion of bats and bat conservation efforts, as well as a wide-ranging report on the cleanliness of water flowing through the Great Swamp and into the Passaic River.
Climate change is on our minds. Is it on yours?
GSWA has hosted three informational events about the topic of climate change over the past year. And instead of focusing on melting of polar ice caps or the vagaries of flood or drought conditions in other far-flung parts of the world, we have tried to keep our discussions local.
Primrose Farm. Photo by Ari Kaufman, July 2011
After five years of intense negotiation and advocacy, the 113-acre Primrose Farm in Harding Township has been preserved as open space. Ownership of the land was officially transferred to the Harding Land Trust on December 27, 2012. The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) and other Primrose project partners were on hand for the final closing.
Piebald Canada Goose. Photo by Blaine Rothauser
Sometimes, fall walks with my dog surprise me. Last October, we walked along the edge of a local golf course. It was a beautiful, sunny day, but there were few golfers about. At a turn in the path, my dog saw something interesting and tried to take me to it. After a few steps, I saw that she had found a Canada goose resting in the long grass — the golf course “rough.” I stopped the dog, but the goose looked at us and did not move. Then, I swear, the goose spoke to me!