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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.

HOOSIER RIVERWATCH

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St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative to host Hoosier Riverwatch volunteer stream monitoring workshop July 30 in Auburn

 

The old song calls for us to go "down by the riverside," and this year more Hoosiers will be heeding that message. Hoosier Riverwatch, a DNR/Purdue University sponsored education program, is continuing to hold workshops around the state.

St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative, with assistance from the DeKalb County Soil & Water Conservation District, will be hosting a...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS

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DNR COMPLETES GYPSY MOTH TREATMENTS IN NORTHERN INDIANA

This year's final round of treatment for the gypsy moth is now completed in Northern Indiana. The treatments consisted of small plastic flakes that were dropped from the airplane. The flakes are covered with a scent important in the gypsy moth mating cycle and will ultimately disrupt mating. DNR entomologists will observe the area for the rest of this year and make a determination if any treatment will be needed again next year.

 

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS

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DNR AWARDS GRANTS

 

Each year the Indiana Department of Natural Resources works with local communities and not-for-profit organizations to strengthen our historical and cultural heritage through the preservation of our history.

This year the agency will award $517,500 in federal historic preservation grant funds to municipal government agencies, educational institutions, and local not-for-profit organizations in Indiana.

The funds come from the National Park Service, a part of the U.S...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS

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SCHOOL'S OUT FISHING IS IN!

Free Fishing Weekend-June 12 and 13

 

"I caught one!" What a neat thing to hear a kid say. Since the dawn of humankind, teaching a kid to fish has been among the most satisfying and rewarding experiences.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has some tips for getting a kid safely hooked on fishing, and the DNR throws in Free Fishing Weekend (June12-13) so that adults and kids have an excuse to find fun new fishing holes.

 

Beginner fishing...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS

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Once again it is May and once again the DNR will continue the fight to slow the spread of the gypsy moth in Indiana. For more 25 years the pest has been held in check and confined to comparatively small infestations in Indiana.

The first round of treatments of the infested areas was scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 11 at about 5 a.m. Two treatments, separated by seven to 10 days, are required to eradicate the gypsy moth larvae in each infested area. Therefore, the infested areas will probably...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS

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It's that time of year again! The weather is getting warmer. It's a great time to go fishing and turkey season is here. . .but your 2003 licenses expired in February.

Be sure to get your 2004 licenses before you head out into the great outdoors this spring. Just sit down at your computer any time of the day or night and purchase your license online. Punch in your information, credit card number, and print out your license from your own printer. You can even print multiple copies — one for...

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