Earth Day Fort Wayne

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM

Location: Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road

Link: http://www.Facebook.com/earthdayfortwayne

Event Description

October 15, 2010 Updated Feb 12, 2013 at 11:18 AM EDT

The Little River Wetlands Project, Aqua Indiana and a growing list of environmentally aware volunteer groups invite all of northeast Indiana to take part in Earth Day Fort Wayne 2013.

Earth Day Fort Wayne will be held Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 1-5:00 P.M. at Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road.

“More than 500 families joined us for our first Earth Day Fort Wayne last year,” said Sean Nolan, Executive Director of the Little River Wetlands Project. “We’re growing the event to include not only more visitors, but also more not-for-profit organizations and showcase their efforts in conservation and environmental awareness.”

Earth Day Fort Wayne is a free, family-friendly event featuring hands-on exploration, workshops and demonstrations. Activities scheduled include:

·Earth Day 5k Walk at Eagle Marsh (registration required)

·“Dip-a-net” stations for children to discover insects and invertebrates living in the wetlands

·Hikes along Eagle Marsh trails with wildlife interpreters

·Planting native grasses and wildflowers

·Organized bike ride along Allen County’s outstanding trail system to Eagle Marsh

Updated event information is at www.Facebook.com/earthdayfortwayne.

Aqua Indiana President Tom Bruns says Earth Day Fort Wayne combines family fun with education. “Aqua Indiana supports Earth Day Fort Wayne to raise awareness about the importance of protecting Hoosier wetlands, and to promote the good work of volunteer environmental groups joining us at Eagle Marsh.” Aqua Indiana provides water to homes and businesses in Aboite Township, as well as two other public water systems in Indiana. Aqua Indiana is dedicated to sustainable clean water technologies.

Eagle Marsh is a 716 acre wetland preserve managed by the LRWP (www.lrwp.org). With 11 miles of trails open to the public, Eagle Marsh allows hikers and bird watchers to explore reclaimed farmland that attracts more than 30 species of mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and crustaceans, as well as over 200 types of birds.

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