Upcoming Events

Great Swamp Strike Team Work Days. Fridays, April 18, May 2 & 16, June 6 & 20, 9 a.m.-noon. Help eradicate emerging invasive plant species. Work days on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Volunteers Needed! Visitor Center.

Nature on Film. Saturday, April 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m. John James Audubon. Celebrate his birthday! Visitor Center. CANCELLED

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Leave No Trace. Saturday, April 26, 10-11 a.m. (adults), 1-2 p.m. (children and families). Educational workshop on wilderness skills and ethics. Visitor Center.

Bird Sketching 101 with Terry Carruthers. Sunday, April 27, 1-4 p.m. Reservations required. Visitor Center.

50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act

Frog Walk. Sunday, April 27, 6:30—8 p.m. Join us on an evening interpretive walk to learn spring frogs by their calls! Lets go outside paw printWildlife Observation Center.

Nature on Film—Lunch & a Movie. Thursday, May 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m. To be announced. Bring a “green bag” lunch. We’ll provide beverages & dessert. Visitor Center.

Volunteer Orientation. Saturday, May 3, 1:30—3 p.m. Come learn about volunteer opportunities. Visitor Center.

Garden Work Day. Sunday, May 4, 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteers needed! No experience necessary. Visitor Center.

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Refuge Ramble Sunday, May 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Informal guided walk. Visitor Center.

Invasive Species Control Work Days. Thursdays, May 8 & 22, June 12 & 26, 9 a.m.-noon. Help control invasive species on the Refuge. Work days on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Volunteers Needed! Visitor Center.

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Leave No Trace Program Comes to Great Swamp NWR

On April 26, the Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge for two special programs. Participants will receive introductory training in the skills and ethics of Leave No Trace — how to enjoy the outdoors with minimum impact. Join us for this exciting special event.

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There will be two separate programs:

10 – 11 a.m. for adults, educators, naturalists, and volunteers. This program will cover the seven principles of Leave No Trace and explore this topic in more depth.

1 – 2 p.m. for families and children. This program will be interactive and hands-on covering Refuge rules concerning litter, pets, wildlife viewing.

No registration is required. The programs will take place in the Richard J. Guadagno pavilion at the Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center, 32 Pleasant Plains Road, Harding Township.

The program will move indoors in case of rain. For more information, call 973-425-9510.

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Refuge’s Flickr page.

Click on the Great Swamp NWR link in the top right corner below to go to the eBird website. There you can look at the data in more detail.