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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 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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WAYNEDALE GREEN ALLIANCE WALKABILITY SCORES FOR WD

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As promised a walkability score for Waynedale will follow. However, there are several qualifiers involved.

 

First of all, I probably walked what I consider the scariest and worst area to score in Waynedale. The Bluffton Road turning right at the Lower Huntington Road and Bluffton Road intersection. Secondly, I utilized a walkability test that has been designed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Center for Safe Routes to School, and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information...

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WAYNEDALE GREEN ALLIANCE SHOUTS GREEN ABC’S AT GOOD LIFE SHOW

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GraphyXDirect Printing made the sign. Christopher Crawford took photos and created the layout for the signage. Just Especially for You supplied all the volunteers with T-shirts made especially for them and A Brewster Smythe Concepts and Let's Go Green Fund Development jumped in with words and dollars to help Waynedale Green Alliance make a great showing at Fort Wayne's first ever 'green' trade show at the Memorial Coliseum. Something Old, Something New Consignment Store and Hill 'O' Beans...

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