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Watershed Celebrates with Butterfly Festival

by MercerMe Staff

The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association will hold its 17th annual Watershed Butterfly Festival at the 950-acre Watershed Reserve in Pennington, New Jersey on TODAY Saturday, August 12th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Watershed Butterfly Festival welcomes over 2,000 visitors every summer to tour the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House and the LEED-platinum Watershed Center, and to participate in the many family-friendly activities hosted on the grounds.

This year’s festival includes many exciting games and activities for the whole family. Enjoy an obstacle course, dunk tank, hay rides, nature walks and the popular Butterfly and Bug Parade. Tour exhibits, the famed insect zoo, and meet a variety of animals, including alpacas, kittens, a skunk, hissing cockroaches, and the world’s most photogenic turtles. Visit more than 70 local craft and business vendors. Enjoy specialty beer and cider, plus 12 local food vendors.

The Butterfly Festival is the Watershed’s largest annual educational event. We invite you to join us in learning about the natural world and clean water.

Shuttle parking for the Butterfly Festival is generously provided by Bristol-Myers Squibb across the street from the Watershed Reserve (access from Titus Mill Road).  Discount admission to the festival can be found online at https://thewatershed.org/butterfly-festival/

Entry is free for new Watershed members who sign up at the festival.  There is no smoking permitted on the premises and only service animals are admitted entry. Call (609) 737-3735 ext. 30 for handicapped access and service animal permission.

About the Watershed Association: The Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association is dedicated to keeping Central New Jersey’s water clean, safe and healthy. Founded in 1949, the Watershed Association protects and restores water and the environment through conservation, advocacy, science and education.

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