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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.

WAYNEDALE WOODS & WATERS

Details Waynedale geese stop for coffee and doughnuts at Karen’s Kitchen.

Silver-colored bands have adorned the legs of many Canada geese in Indiana for years, thanks to the DNR's Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW).

Now, some of these birds will also sport larger, plastic bands that are either orange or white, also courtesy of the DFW.

No, the State's animal experts have not been accessorizing these birds for a night out; these bands allow DNR biologists to better track geese that they have relocated.

The brightly colored new bangles are much larger than the...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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DNR supports bald eagles' removal from endangered list

 

The success the Indiana DNR has had reintroducing bald eagles demonstrates locally the rationale of the recent move by United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), which announced June 28, it would remove the iconic birds from the federal "threatened" designation of the Endangered Species Act, effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.

Bald eagles are still listed as state-endangered in Indiana, but, as a reaction...

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SENIOR FISHING

Each senior citizen's purchase of a discounted senior fishing license will bring the state an additional $7.90 of federal money, starting April 1, 2008, as the result of a bill signed by Gov. Mitch Daniels.

The funding gained will go toward sport fish restoration programs, and expanding and maintaining public access to lakes and streams throughout the state.

With the change, state residents 64 and older (born after March 31, 1943), must buy either a $3 senior license each year...

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ORDER STREET TREE BEFORE JULY 9TH DEADLINE!

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Residents are reminded that it's not too late to apply to have the City plant a street tree for them this fall.

"Fort Wayne has a long tradition of being a green city – we really care about our city forest," said Tom Cain, Street Tree program manager with Community Development. "Planting trees continues that tradition and helps the community in many ways."

One tree alone can absorb more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide, helping Fort Wayne achieve EPA air quality standards. Trees absorb...

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LITTLE RIVER WETLANDS PROJECT OPEN HOUSE AT EAGLE MARSH JUNE 23!

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Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization, will hold its Second Annual Open House at Eagle Marsh on Saturday, June 23, from 11 to 3 p.m. At this free event, visitors will hear the latest about the group's 676-acre Eagle Marsh restoration, tour the newly planted property, view live raptor demonstrations, receive a free nature gift, enjoy casual food (noon to 1:30 p.m.), and more! Eagle Marsh, located on Engle Road just east of W. Jefferson, is the largest preserve in Allen...

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SENIOR FISHING LICENSE

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Each senior citizen's purchase of a discounted senior fishing license will bring the state an additional $7.90 of federal money, starting April 1, 2008, as the result of a bill signed by Gov. Mitch Daniels, March 30.

The funding gained will go toward sport fish restoration programs, and expanding and maintaining public access to lakes and streams throughout the state.

With the change, state residents 64 and older (born after March 31, 1943), must buy either a $3 senior license each year...

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