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.

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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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, 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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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...

Read more...

Oil and gas wells are being drilled in Indiana at a pace that hasn't been seen for at least 15 years, according to Herschel McDivitt, director of the DNR Division of Oil and Gas.

In 2006, the division issued more than 450 drilling permits, a number that he said he expects to steadily increase during the next several years, citing higher prices for crude oil and natural gas as the primary reason for the increase.

"This is an exciting time to be in the oil and gas business," McDivitt said...

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BECOMING AN OUTDOORS WOMAN

Registrations begin March 1 for a three-day workshop. Learn outdoor skills, such as camping, canoeing, fishing and mountain biking, at Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, May 4-6 at Ross Camp near West Lafayette, Indiana.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman introduces women to more than 30 outdoor sports and skills in a safe, non-competitive environment. The hands-on classes promote confidence and learning for women trying to learn new sports or improve on existing skills.

"I drove...

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