GIFT CARDS AS MOSAIC ART
Saturday, June 12 from 10am to 6pm
Lewis Morris Park, Morris Township
BioBlitz Fest is a Morris County-wide program to raise awareness for the Whippany River Watershed Action Committee and the environment by focusing on environmental education, stewardship, community building and sharing resources of environmental groups. There are activities for all ages including the chance to be a citizen scientist. Proceeds will be used to remove a discarded dumpster from the Whippany River, install rain gardens, hold rain barrel workshops and provide educational materials for local schools. The BPA is a sponsor of this event.
ADOPT A SPOT IN BURNHAM PARK
Last year, 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. We will schedule this program again in June 2021.
Thank you to Smith Design on nearby Budd Street for adopting the Burnham Park sign and planting flowers around it in 2020. Together with Morristown's Clean Communities, the plants were maintained throughout the summer.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
Virtual BPA Meeting - Tue May 11, 2021 @7:30pm
During the pandemic, we hold our meetings virtually. Please let us know if you would like to participate and we will send you an invite. 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 the spring of 2021 (TBA). Two prior public meetings were held last fall.
Invasives Removal & Replanting - Spring 2021
Morristown Arbor Day May 1, 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 1, 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!
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 about 2 1/2 miles of trails in Jones Woods on a glorious day in October. 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.