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.

DNR NURSERIES HAVE 1 MILLION SEEDLINGS AVAILABLE

 

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago, the second best time is right now. Spring is around the corner, so this is a good time to start planning for spring plantings.

At the Division of Forestry, our nurseries have approximately 1 million seedlings still available. Among them are a supply of black walnut, black oak, shumard oak and flowering dogwood.

Do you wish you had a windbreak to block the cold winter winds? Now is the time...

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DNR BUYS FARMLAND WITH TIMBER SALES REVENUE

 

The DNR has acquired 184 acres of wooded hills and gently rolling old fields in Harrison County, adjacent to Harrison-Crawford State Forest. The purchase, called Wooten Parcel, is the first using state forest timber sales revenue.

"We promised to deliver new undeveloped land for preservation through the sale of timber from state forests, and this is the first step toward putting those funds to work and preserving these lands for future...

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This year’s event was held in memory of Dr. James Gates, who was killed on June 11, 2006 while riding his bicycle in Huntington. Classic Products graciously donated embroidery, “in memory of Dr. James Gates,” on the event t-shirts. Jim’s wife, Kathy, and son, Russ, helped lead the “Bike About Aboite” ride and were instrumental in making it a successful event.

In a perfect example of how local and state government can work together to make a difference for Fort Wayne citizens, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the City of Fort Wayne collectively awarded $1.5 million to Aboite New Trails, a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to the expansion of multi-use trails throughout Aboite and its neighboring communities. The City of Fort Wayne committed $500,000 and INDOT matched with a $1 million donation, which is earmarked...

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New path to connect Aboite trails with Fort Wayne and New Haven

 

Mayor Graham Richard led a groundbreaking on Monday, October 9, to mark the beginning of construction on the Wabash & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. The trail is the next step in the community's efforts to expand the Rivergreenway network.

The project is divided into four phases. Phase III will be the first phase to be completed. The limits are between Smith Road and just east of Woodhill Drive. Places of destination along...

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"The people shall have a right to bear arms, for the defense of themselves and the State." These seventeen clear words are found in Article 1, Section 32 of Indiana's Constitution. This basic freedom is found in our State's Bill of Rights along side the free exercise and enjoyment of religious opinions, the free interchange of thought and opinion, and the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

This past week, through a temporary rule modification, I did what I could...

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Wetland Birds Slideshow - September 21, 7 p.m.
Northern Pintail, Buffleheads, Spotted Sandpipers, and more! Join Paul McAfee, expert Birder and Photographer, as he shares his bird photos and explains the general life histories of many wetland birds. Registration is required. Please call the Little River office to reserve a seat. Meet at the Residence Inn, 7811 West Jefferson Blvd.

 

Bird-A-Long - October 14, 8 a.m. -12 p.m.
Stockbridge Audubon Society, ACRES Land Trust and Little River Wetlands...

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