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Waynedale Outdoors Guide

Enjoy outdoors activities like gardening, camping, hiking and more? This section is for you! These articles contain the latest local outdoors news and entertainment from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana area.

TRAIL NOW ACCESSIBLE WITH POWER WHEELCHAIR

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A specialized wheelchair will make a hiking trail at Chain O'Lakes State Park more accessible, thanks to the organizers of the Indiana Trail 100 race.

The Indiana Trail 100 is a 100-mile trail race held each April at the park. All net proceeds benefit the park, and race organizers recently donated to Chain O'Lakes an all-terrain power wheelchair to be used on Trail 3.

Trail 3 features rolling woods, a creek with an accessible bridge and a beaver dam.

The wheelchair is joystick-operated and...

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AUGUST 2014 NATURE EVENTS AT LRWP

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting almost 1,200 acres of natural and restored wetlands in Allen and Huntington Counties, offers interesting and informative nature events this August. All are free and open to the community.
Note that an evening Little River Ramblers hike has been added every Tuesday, in addition to the usual morning hike.

Every Tuesday morning in August, 9 to 11 a.m. "Little River Ramblers." Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort...

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GARDEN-TAINMENT CREATES LASTING MEMORIES FOR GUESTS

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Summer is filled with parties, gatherings, picnics and more. We all want to make these occasions special and memorable for our guests.

Many gardeners tend to schedule events around peak bloom or harvest in order to share the beauty and flavor from their garden.

Unfortunately nature does not always cooperate. It seems we are saying, "you should have been here last week" or "come back next week when the flowers will be at their peak".

No need to worry. It may be considered cheating by the...

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ELIMINATING WEEDS

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Most of the questions that are coming my way are about weeds growing in the yard and how to get rid of them. Pulling and digging is maybe alright for a small area but getting down to the root, literally is another matter.

Most broadleaf weeds multiply in the root system making them very difficult to simply dig up. Any part of the root remaining will just grow into another weed. Absolutely the easiest and most effective way to get rid of unwanted weeds is by using liquid or granular weed...

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SUMMER WEATHER PERFECT FOR MINOR PAINTING PROJECTS

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Just because the hot weather's here doesn't mean you can't do something cool with your home exterior. Some small-scale painting projects can easily be completed early in the morning or late in the afternoon, times of the day when you won't wilt in the sun.

Spending just a couple of hours repainting the front door is a prime example, says Debbie Zimmer, paint and color expert for the Paint Quality Institute. "By switching to a completely different door color, you may be able to give your home...

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ANTHONY WAYNE ROTARY 5K TO STOMP OUT POLIO

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Every year one hundred plus walkers and runners descend on Shoaff Park the second Saturday in August to help Rotarians put an end to polio. This year is no exception. The sixth annual Walk Run to Eradicate Polio will take place on August 16th at 8:30am and all proceeds will go to Rotary International's program to end polio worldwide.

What is special about this campaign is its backing by the Gates Foundation which matches each donation 2-1. This is Anthony Wayne Rotary's largest fundraiser for...

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