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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.

ADS - HOME COUNTRY

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"How about a television ad," Steve said during the manure-and-worm free lunch focus group, "that shows a cartoon of a worm with a happy smile on his face? You know, you can have him munching on manure, and then producing ...."

"Thanks so much, Steve," said Emily, very quickly, "but I don't think Dewey's budget will allow for animation."

"Or," said Anita Campbell, "you could show a delicious baked trout on a platter, and say 'The best baked fish starts with a small worm.'"

Mrs. Doc said, "Do...

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CONSERVATION OFFICERS OFFER SAFE BOATING TIPS

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As part of National Safe Boating week, Indiana Conservation Officers are offering Indiana boaters useful tips for an enjoyable and safe summer on the water.

Conservation Officers, who will be patrolling Indiana waterways this summer, are encouraging boaters to become familiar with state boating laws and to follow these safety tips:

Always wear your lifejacket.

Never sit on the gunwale (sides) of a motorboat while in motion.

Do not ride on the bow decking of a motorboat while in...

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NATIVE PLANT SALE PART OF RAIN GARDEN PROGRAM

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As part of the effort to encourage residents to install rain gardens on their property, Fort Wayne City Utilities is teaming up with a locally owned plant nursery to provide a source of native perennial plants.

True native plants can be difficult to find. Riverview Nursery in Spencerville, owned by Master Gardener Martha Ferguson, is a supplier of native perennial plants that have been grown from seeds gathered at sites around Fort Wayne.

Riverview Nursery will be hosting a native plant sale...

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FAMILY FISHING DERBY JUNE 7

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Chain O' Lakes State Park is hosting a Family Fishing Derby, June 7, 2014, from 7:00am to 11:00am. Registration begins at 6:30am at Sand Lake Boat Rental. Fishing can be from shore or boat on Sand Lake only. All Indiana DNR Fishing Rules and Regulations apply. All fish must be weighed-in by 11:00am. All fish must be alive at weigh-in.

The Derby rules have changed for 2014! A competitor will keep all of the fish he or she catches during the Derby and weigh the total bag. Prizes for the heaviest...

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MAY 2014 NATURE EVENTS

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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 May through July. All are free and open to the community.
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Thursday, May 8
8:30 to 9:45 a.m.
Get Ready for the BioBlitz
Light breakfast and nature presentation for nature lovers 50+ at Coventry Meadows Senior Community on W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Learn about the Indiana Academy of Science's BioBlitz to take place at Eagle Marsh May 31 - June 1 and how to conduct a BioBlitz of your own outdoor space. 02); document.write(''); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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COLD SPRING COVER UP

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During the winter months we all look forward to temperatures that climb up to 25* to 35* degrees and consider that a warm spell. But now that spring has arrived, we are shivering even at 50*. This is why when it gets a little chilly we all think we should cover all of our outdoor plants. Actually most of your outdoor plants are perennials during the early weeks of spring and unless the temperatures drop below 25*, there is no reason to worry or to cover them up.

Tulips, hyacinths and daffodils...

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