YOU'VE BEEN FLOCKED!
A non-native flock of birds is said to have migrated to the neighborhood in the spring / summer of 2021 and they're molting!
On your walks, see if you can locate these rare birds. Be vigilant as they are on the move.
Email us if you want the flock to visit your yard, but be prepared to offer some creative TLC to help the flock adjust to their new habitat!
ADOPT A SPOT
The Burnham Park Association is holding its 2nd annual Adopt a Spot clean up program in Burnham Park in collaboration with Morristown's Clean Commmunities. We've put together a schedule with weekly slots for cleaning up litter in the park. The task is simple: walk through the park at your convenience and pick up trash. Separate out the recycling and place the filled trash bags in trash cans located in the Park.
Sign up and select your Adopt a Spot in Burnham Park week here.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
BPA Meeting - Wed Sept 21, 2021 @7:30pm
As of now, we will continue to hold our meetings virtually. Please let us know if you would like to participate and we will send you an invitation link. Meetings are open to anyone. Find out what's happening, provide input, become a volunteer!
Burnham Park Master Plan Community Meeting 2021
The town of Morristown is developing a Master Plan for Burnham Park put together by Maser Consulting Engineering. Join Maser, Morristown officials, the Shade Tree Commission, BPA, and other stakeholders at the third of 3 public meetings in the park in 2021 (TBA). Two prior public meetings were held last fall.
BioBlitz Morris Nature Festival June 2021
The Whippany River Watershed Action Committee and the Morris County Park Commission collaborated on BioBlitz, a free event focusing on environmental education, stewardship and community building. Activities for all ages included bird watching, naturalist walks, stream water assessment demonstrations, entertainment... and snakes! The BPA was a sponsor with many members volunteering and exhibiting. The BPA was honored with a plaque presented by the WRWAC.
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.
Native Plant Sale May 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!
Adopt a Spot in Burnham Park 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. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Thank you to Smith Design on nearby Budd Street for adopting the Burnham Park sign, 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.