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 onSaturday, May 19, 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(75 Kitchell Rd., Morristown, NJ). 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!
GSWA is partnering with Morris County Park Commission,Somerset County Park Commission, Morristown National Historical Park, Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge,Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, The Raptor Trust, New Jersey Audubon Society, and Harding Land Trust, so there will be lots of fun and exciting places to visit.
Thanks to our Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt underwriters PSEG, PNC Bank, Blue Ridge Mountain Sports (Madison), & REI (East Hanover)!
For more information, visit GreatSwamp.org or call 973-538-3500.