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BPA Virtual Meeting - January 23, 2023 at 7:30pm
Everyone is welcome. Find out more about the BPA and volunteer opportunities. Let us know if you would like to attend and we will send the Zoom link.
Burnham Park Master Plan Town Meeting - TBA
The town of Morristown is developing a Master Plan for Burnham Park put together by Maser Consulting Engineering with input from Morristown officials, the Shade Tree Commission, BPA, other stakeholders and the public. Two public meetings were held in 2020. A stake holder meeting was held in August 2022. A draft is being refined for presentation at a public meeting in the Park in late 2022 / early 2023.
Burnham Park Arbor Day - June 20, 2022
BPA members gathered to commemorate 34 consecutive years of planting trees in Burnham Park. The BPA donated two native species swamp white oaks which were planted near the basketball court and baseball fields.
Invasives Out - Natives In - Winter 2021 through Spring 2022
An Invasives Management team of volunteers removed invasives and reseeded with meadow flowers and grasses in Jones woods and the Green Strip (wooded area between East and West Lake Blvds) as part of an ongoing management and habitat restoration project. In May they planted annuals to provide cover allowing time for the perennials to grow and flower in future years.
BioBlitz Morris Nature Festival June 2022 and 2021
The Whippany River Watershed Action Committee and the Morris County Park Commission collaborated on this free event focusing on environmental education, stewardship and community building. Activities for all ages included bird watching, naturalist walks, stream water assessment demonstrations, entertainment, food... and snakes! The BPA was a sponsor with members volunteering and exhibiting. In 2021, the BPA was honored with a plaque presented by the WRWAC.
Native Plant Sale May 2022 and 2021
The Great Swamp Watershed Association and it's partners - the BPA, ten towns and other community organizations - gave out a selection of native perennials with simple guidance for planting delightfully alive pollinator gardens that would thrive with minimal care. The online sale was a huge success - look for pollinator gardens throughout the region!
You've Been Flocked - summer 2021
A non-native flock of birds migrated to the neighborhood, settling in different locations every week. Observant neighbors had fun finding these rare birds every week. The BPA coordinated the movement of the flock and encouraged creative TLC to help the flock adjust to their new habitat.
Morristown Arbor Day in Burnham Park May 2021
The town of Morristown celebrated Arbor Day by planting trees in the Morristown pool area of Burnham Park. The BPA sponsored two trees and joined Mayor Dougherty, the Shade Tree Commission, Morristown arborist Rich Wolowicz, two councilwomen and the Burnham Park heirs for the tree planting. News Bee feature.
Adopt a Spot in Burnham Park Summers 2021 and 2020
The BPA organized an Adopt a Spot clean up program in Burnham Park in collaboration with Morristown's Clean Communities. Volunteers selected weekly slots from June-Oct for cleaning up litter in the Park.
In 2021, Smith Design on nearby Budd Street adopted the Burnham Park sign by planting flowers around it and helping to maintain the plot throughout the summer.
Green Strip Clean Up Apr 2020
At the 2020 annual Spring Cleaning in and around the forested area between East and West Lake avenues, including the maintained trail, people picked up garbage on their own time, with their own gloves and bags, while social distancing. Don't forget to walk along the trail through the middle of the strip!
Jones Woods Trail Hike - Oct 13, 2019
Trailmaster Rick Bye led a hike on the trails in Jones Woods on a glorious fall day. Kids, dogs and adults enjoyed nature and learned about the history and landmarks in the area. (Did you know there were once 3 reservoirs?)
Movie Night, Wednesday, July 2019: Over 100 people gathered together to watch Dumbo at our first annual Free Movie Night held in Burnham Park, offered through the collaboration of the Town of Morristown and the BPA.
31st Annual Arbor Day 2019 highlights.