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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.

EXCITING FALL 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 a variety of guided hikes and nature presentations August - December 2007. All are free and open to the community. Come one come all to:

 

Little River Ramblers every Tuesday, 9-11 a.m. Guided nature hike leaves from the barn at Eagle Marsh, on the south side of Engle Road 1/2 mile east of W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne.

Saturday Hiking Club, 1-3 p.m.on the first...

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STATES ARCHAEOLOGY MONTH STARTS SEPTEMBER 1

Hoosier history buffs can learn about archaeological sites and artifacts, make stone tools and talk with archaeologists during Indiana's 12th annual Archaeology Month, starting September 1.
The slogan, "Moving through Time," conveys how archaeology connects past, present and future.

Gov. Mitch Daniels Jr. issued the official proclamation citing September to recognize the contributions of archaeology to the state and the clues it can offer about...

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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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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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