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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.

WINTER AND SPRING NATURE EVENTS AT LITTLE RIVER WETLANDS PROJECT!

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting over 1000 acres of wetlands southwest of Fort Wayne, offers interesting and informative nature events this winter and spring. All are free and open to the community.

 

Exciting Evening Nature Programs:

- Wednesday Night Hike, February 18, 6:30-8 pm. “Twilight’s Delights.” Join LRWP’s Betsy Yankowiak for an invigorating hike through Eagle Marsh during a time when wildlife is active. Enjoy the sunset and watch the night sky...

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WHAT’S GREEN IN WAYNEDALE?

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Happy America, 2009!  We have a New Year, a new president, and Waynedale has some great new green news!

 

Just Especially for You has just begun to carry a line of eco-friendly clothes, and accessories. Denise Harmeyer, the owner of the shop, has aligned herself with ‘going green’ by making sure her products are top of the line and good to the earth.

Citilink has a brand new green bus that winds its way through the Dupont area, but Betsy Kachmar, of Citilink wanted to make sure that all...

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WINTER NATURE EVENTS AT

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting over 1000 acres of wetlands southwest of Fort Wayne, offers interesting and informative nature events this winter. All are free and open to the community.

 

Exciting Evening Nature Programs:
Monday, January 26, 7:00-8:30 pm

 

"Salamanders at Eagle Marsh."
Join LRWP's Leslie Hamilton to learn more about these fascinating creatures that spend most of their lives underground. Hear results of the 2008 Salamander Study at Eagle...

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WAYNEDALE GREEN ALLIANCE

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Before Christmas the Waynedale Green Alliance performed a walkability audit on Bluffton Road. It didn't turn out too well. Most of us who have lived in Waynedale for decades know the dangers of walking or biking there.

Fort Wayne is doing a lot to go in the right direction when it comes to producing trails, and working towards bike-friendly roads.

As had been noted here in the Waynedale News two grants have been awarded that will add trails on the southwest and southeast areas of Fort Wayne...

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MAPLEWOOD ELEMENTARY GETS INTO GARDENING

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Maplewood Elementary School staff have a variety of methods for instilling the joy and wonder of reading to students. The Book-It Program and the Rockin' Reader Program are encouraging parents to read to their children for 20 minutes everyday. A unique approach is to encourage students to read and gain knowledge about their hobby or interest. This year with the help of a grant from the Indiana Environmental Council, students involved in the schools' organically grown community garden will be...

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TRAIL OF GRANTS LEADS TO CONNECTIVITY

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The City received two grants that move trail/greenway projects forward in the southwest and southeast portions of the City.

 

Grants from the Federal Transportation Enhancement Funds, awarded by the Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC), include $509,000 for the construction of Phase II of the Covington Road Trail project which goes from Eggeman Road to West Hamilton Road, and $371,000 for preliminary engineering and right of way acquisition for Phase I of the Six Mile...

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