Programs designed to get you and your family outside and enjoying the watershed! 2019 dates coming soon.


Woodcock Watch

Join us for a Woodcock Watch with a presentation from Alan Rennie on these quirky birds followed by a guided hike to two of Fairview Farm’s meadows, which serve as popular Woodcock singing fields.

Full Moon Campfire & Night Hike

Gather around a warm campfire to roast marshmallows and learn about the night sky!  Afterwards, we’ll go for a night hike, using our senses to listen for owls and enjoying the glow of the Full Moon!


Annual Stream Clean-Up

Join thousands of volunteers from around our area as we remove tons of trash from the rivers and streams of the watershed! More info here.

Streamside Meditation

Enjoy a quiet morning reflecting on the peace and beauty of the watershed! Director of Education (and yoga instructor) Lauren Theis will guide participants through walking and sitting meditations alongside the beautiful Rockaway Creek at the Whittemore Preserve in Oldwick.

Rain Barrel Workshop

Join us to learn about stormwater management in your yard and build your own rain barrel to bring home! Learn the importance of these barrels in saving water, and how to use them effectively.

During the workshop, participants have the option to build and take home a rain barrel for $40, or just attend the workshop for free (donations will be accepted at the door). All participants will receive literature on rain barrels and rain gardens, and a pack of native plant seeds.

Sojourns and Open Paddles Begin

Join us for a paddle on the river! More info here.


Full Moon Campfire and Night Hike

Gather around a warm campfire to roast marshmallows and learn about some incredible night wildlife!  We’ll have special guests from Rutgers to teach us about BATS!  We’ll even get to listen to them with a special acoustic monitor.  We will also have Astronomers from the Morris Museum Astronomical Society, will bring their BIG telescopes and point out interesting celestial objects, stars and constellations under the glow of the Full Strawberry Moon!


Meet the River

Get your feet wet (literally!) while we teach you about the wonders of water! Our educators will show you some incredible critters that live in our streams, help you try out fly fishing, make beautiful art with watercolors, and help you get to know your local river!


Old Fashioned Country Fair

Our annual day of local fun, food and friends! More info here.


Annual Lantern Walk

Celebrate the changing seasons at this special event. More info here.