HIKE in JONES WOODS
BPA 75th Anniversary Then & Now Exhibit through May 29
Morristown / Morris Twp Library
100 years of history in the Burnham Park area including the Park, neighborhood and Jones Woods.
BPA 75th Anniversary Then & Now Exhibit - Through May 29, 2023
Morristown / Twp Library. 100 years of history in the Burnham Park area including the Park, neighborhood and Jones Woods.
Jones Woods Guided Trail Walk - Sat Jun 24, 2023 at 1:00pm
Hike Jones Woods and discover a hidden pond, trails and a history that includes water supply in the Picatinny Valley. Back by popular demand as part of Morris Twp in Motion spring season of events to get people out of their cars and in motion. Prizes to people who take photos at the events.
BPA Meeting - Tue Sep 12, 2023 at 7:30pm
Our meetings are virtual and open to anyone. Find out what's happening, provide input, become a volunteer. Let us know if you'd like to attend, and we'll send you a Zoom invitation.
Burnham Park Family Fun Day - May 7, 2023 in Burnham Park, Morristown
The BPA continued their year-long 75th Anniversary celebration in the Park with a commemorative ceremony with Morristown, Morris Twp and the Burnham heirs, children's games, watercolor workshop, scavenger hunt (the flamingos are back!), Sit Spot nature exercise, two animal demos, guided walks, and yes, food!
BPA 75th Anniversary Then & Now Spotlight Event - April 19, 2023
The BPA held a celebratory event at the Morristown / Twp Library with a presentation and exhibit on local history and future plans for the Burnham Park area. Co-sponsored by the Morristown / Twp Library. Four Then and Now Power Points were presented - 100 years in Burnham Park / Jones Woods, 100 years of Burnham Estates development, 75 years of BPA stewardship, and future revitalization plans by Morristown, Morris Twp and the BPA in Burnham Park / Jones Woods / Green strip. The exhibit runs through the end of April.
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 2023, 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 sales have been selling out - 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
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.
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.
Movie Night, Wednesday, July 2019
Over 100 people gathered together to watch Dumbo at our first annual Free Movie Night held in Burnham Park, a collaboration of the Town of Morristown and the BPA.
INVASIVES OUT - NATIVES IN
Help the BPA with invasives management and habitat restoration. Details and sign up.