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Butterfly Festival

2015 Butterfly Festival
Saturday, August 8

2015 Butterfly Festival Design Contest

Our annual Butterfly Festival, held on the grounds of our 930-acre Watershed Reserve, has been a popular family event attracting around 3,000 visitors every summer. This year will be especially spectacular as we unveil the NEW Watershed Center and Kate Gorrie Butterfly House. Also featured will be live music, local artisans, delicious food, an insect and butterfly zoo, fun and educational enviro-zones, and our famous Butterfly and Bug Parade. (Don’t forget your costume!)

Flying Colors 2014
2014 “Flying Colors” Logo by Annalise Hollosy

We invite New Jersey high school students to submit designs for the 14th Annual Butterfly Festival logo. The event theme is “COME FLY WITH US”, representing not only the flight of our native winged creatures, but also the transformative changes that have taken place at the Watershed over the past year. We suggest artwork depicting flying and fluttering native butterflies, insects, or birds; we also invite you to include the design of our new Butterfly House in your design. The winning submission will be prominently featured on event t-shirts, in publicity and press materials, and will be framed and hung in our new Watershed Center.

Contest Rules
Contest Flyer

CONTEST DEADLINE: Submissions must be received by the Watershed Association (via mail or email) by April 2 at noon.

Become a Festival Vendor or Exhibitor

We are now accepting applications from vendors and exhibitors to compliment our commitment to our community and environmental education. The Butterfly Festival is our largest annual educational event. It is an enlightening day focusing on the importance of maintaining the delicate balance between humans and the natural world.

If you are interested in being a vendor, exhibitor, or providing a program, please complete the application and insurance form below and send it by July 15, 2015 to:

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Attn: Suzanne Moran
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534

Vendor Application Form
Insurance Form



Spring Fling Mini-Camp

April 6-10, Monday - Friday, 9:30AM - 4:00PM each day, girls/boys 6-12 years old, Daily fee: $75M/$90NM

Spend your spring school break at the Watershed Reserve with the Teacher-Naturalists! We will hike the trails, perhaps visit the Stony Brook or Wargo Pond to search for signs of spring, build shelters in the woods and have an afternoon campfire each day! The new Watershed Center is 'home base' but we will spend every day outdoors. Register for one day or all week. Registration and pre-payment are required. Multi-day and sibling discounts and extended care are available.

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Volunteer at the ‘Shed

Discover the many ways you can help at the Reserve. We have volunteer opportunities available in many different capacities. Are you good at event planning? Clearing trails? Conducting scientific research? Or are you looking for a corporate work day for you and your coworkers? Click here to learn more and complete a volunteer application..


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