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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.

BE AWARE OF STATE FIREWORKS LAWS

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With the fireworks season in full swing, Indiana citizens and retailers are being reminded of a new state law governing the use and sale of fireworks. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) Fire & Building Safety division urges Hoosiers to play it safe when using fireworks this summer.

In 2006, an estimated 9,200 people were injured by fireworks in the United States and had to be treated in a hospital emergency room according to the National Fire Protection Association...

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WAYNEDALE GREEN ALLIANCE PARTNERS WITH LET'S GO GREEN!

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Waynedale Green Alliance, a locally based organization dedicated to raising environmental awareness  is partnering with Let's Go Green. Biz- a unique, eco-friendly fund raising concept.  The newly formed Waynedale Green Alliance seeks to bring together the citizens and businesses of Wayne dale - to recycle, reuse, seek alternative methods of transportation (carpooling), create trails, and become aware through education the economic advantage of 'going green'.

Fort Wayne, Indiana (PR...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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BIG LARGEMOUTH AT TWO LAKES THANKS TO REGULATION

 

Ball Lake in Steuben County and Robinson Lake in Whitley County offer anglers an increased shot at landing bigger largemouth bass, thanks to the results of a special regulation requiring the release of largemouth bass less than 18 inches long.

The regulation also restricts anglers to keeping only two largemouth bass that are more than 18 inches long.

According to the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW), the number of 14-inch-and- larger...

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FUN SUMMER 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 wonderful day and evening events this summer. All are free and open to the community.

 

Exciting Day and Evening Programs:

Saturday, June 21, 11- 3 pm  -- "3rd Annual Open House at Eagle Marsh"

See live raptors, tour the new Eagle Marsh Woods, enjoy fun children's activities and more! Come to the Eagle Marsh barn on the south side of Engle Road 1/2 mile east...

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CLEAN SWEEP

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Bill Stark, of Snowfall Road called The Waynedale News on Tuesday, May 27. He found a swarm of bees as he was trimming his bushes. Bill called a beekeeper to collect the swarm and wondered if I would like to take some pictures.

I got there about the same time as beekeeper J.P. Jones. The weather was turning misty and grey and Jones wanted to collect the swarm before it got wet. He pulled his van up in the neighbor's driveway and removed an old wooden box with a portable vacuum attached to...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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LAKE LAYERS' TEMPERATURES AFFECT FISH LOCATION

 

As spring temperatures rise, natural lakes across northern Indiana begin to divide themselves into three distinct thermal layers. How deep each layer becomes and how much oxygen each layer holds will ultimately affect fish and fishing throughout the summer.

Anglers who understand this concept, called lake stratification, can increase their fishing success.

"The density of water varies based on its temperature," said Jed Pearson, DNR Division...

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