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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.

REMINDER TO AVOID OPEN BURNING

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With the warmer weather, many people work in their yards preparing them for the spring. For those considering burning leaves, twigs or trash that have accumulated on their lawns, the Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) reminds everyone to avoid open burning as a general rule.

FWFD Fire Marshal Jim Murua says, "No one is to kindle or maintain open burning consisting of a trash fire, leaf fire, refuse fire, or other open burning according to Fort Wayne City Code."

He explains that there are two...

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LITTLE RIVER WETLANDS PROJECT APPOINTS BOARD

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Little River Wetlands Project, a nature organization that restores and protects wetlands in the Little River watershed southwest of Fort Wayne, has appointed a group of business and community leaders to serve as its General Advisory Board. A regular twelve-person board oversees LRWP's day-to-day operations, while the General Advisory Board members will be available for advice in such areas as financial management, strategic planning, landowner relations, history of the Little River valley, and...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS PITCHING FOR BASS

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If a bass could build its ideal habitat, the specs would be something like this: shallow water, in or near heavy cover with quick access to deep water nearby. While the nearby deep-water access is good news for anglers (you need some place to float your boat), pulling bass out of water in or near heavy cover can pose some access problems.

Safe and secure in its ideal surroundings, the bass has an ideal ambush point should it decide to feed on baitfish or crawfish. This bass isn't going to have...

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SENIOR FISHING LICENSES NOW AVAILABLE

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Senior fishing licenses can now be purchased at most DNR property offices, sporting good stores, bait shops or online at IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov.

Effective April 1, Indiana residents age 64 and older and born after March 31, 1943, will need either a $3 annual senior fishing license (which is lower than any neighboring state's fee), or a one-time $17 Fish for Life senior license when fishing Indiana's public waters. Both licenses include trout/salmon stamp privileges.

Residents born before...

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KEEP FORT WAYNE BEAUTIFUL PARTICIPATE IN THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP MAY 17

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The City of Fort Wayne is registering groups now through April 11 for the annual Great American Cleanup scheduled for May 17.

Volunteers of all ages will focus on cleaning up litter and debris from the City's parks, roadways, trails and riverbanks. The City will provide groups with garbage bags, gloves, t-shirts and flower seeds.

"I would love to have 3,000 people participate in this fun and rewarding event," said Mayor Tom Henry. "It's a perfect opportunity to gather family, friends...

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PRUNING WAYNEDALE TREES

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Street trees within the city limits will continue to be pruned and maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department. Crews recently completed trimming the trees in Aboite township and will begin trimming 1,200 trees on the south side of town. Work is expected to continue through April. Boundaries for the next section are:

Lower Huntington Road to the north City limits to the south, east and west

 

The department is responsible for removing dead and low-lying limbs from more than 54,250...

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