The Skylands Aquarium & Water Garden Group (SAWGG) is a small group format club for hobbyists in Northwest New Jersey and surrounding areas. We provide a safe, friendly forum for members to express and learn new ideas about the hobby and aquatic world, share successes and failures, and exchange livestock and supplies. SAWGG differs from traditional aquarium societies by emphasizing informal, frequent fellowship in a round-table format. Per our guiding principle, we strive to be “friendly, fun, and simple” in everything we do.

SAWGG is incorporated as a New Jersey non-profit social club following Federal 501(c)7 guidelines. This means we must provide an opportunity for personal contact among Members, limit attendance to Members and their guests, and fund ourselves primarily through membership dues, donations, and assessments. SAWGG is poor by design, to make us rich in fun and fishy fellowship.

We meet as a group twice a month on a Friday evening or Saturday afternoon in Morris County. Gatherings include refreshments, socializing, group discussion, a short program or group show-and-tell, door prize, bowl show, free stuff, and an auction of member fish, plants, and dry goods. Throughout the year our Members enjoy a Holiday party, Summer picnic, outings, and group buys. Our private Facebook Group allows Members to communicate any time.

SAWGG meetings are not open to the general public, but if you are interested in attending a meeting as our guest, and possibly joining as a Member, please contact us here.

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* LIVE MEETINGS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Members are meeting and holding auctions exclusively online during this pandemic. Stay safe and protect your fellow citizens: Wear a mask. Social distance. Avoid indoor gatherings.