Earth Day at Eagle Marsh (VIDEO)

By Rachel Martin
By Emily Dwire

April 21, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 10:25 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – Fort Wayne residents spend the afternoon celebrating Earth Day out at Eagle Marsh.

The family-friendly Earth Day event at Eagle Marsh Sunday featured hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and activities—all related to the earth.

There were observation towers set up with binoculars so visitors could see the more than 200 different birds, including an eagle, that frequent the 716 acre wetlands.

People hiked along the Eagle Marsh trails with wildlife interpreters, and planted native grasses and wildflowers that attract wildlife.

“I think Earth Day means something a little bit different to everyone, but it means something to everyone as well. For me, Earth Day is the dirt, the Earth, it's building a garden, it's also the environment, and little river wetlands has done such a good job of preserving this whole area for the wetlands. It's a good place to celebrate it,” said Alice Eshleman, Farmer’s Market organizer.

There was also an organic farmers market that focused on sustainable gardening techniques.

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