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.


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.

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New greenway, top right at ardmore extended.

Mayor Graham Richard announced the City this year will invest nearly $2 million to expand and improve greenways and trails. The Mayor made the announcement during his Report to the People speech to the Northeast Area Partnership.


Greenway highlights for 2007

* Resurface nearly two miles of the Rivergreenway, including the widening of sections of the greenway along the St. Joseph River. Once this project is completed, the entire original Rivergreenway will have been resurfaced.

* Construct...

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Blue plate partners protect 40 more natural properties in 2006

IHT hopes to conserve 100,000 acres by the state bicentennial in 2016

Since 1992, the Indiana Heritage Trust has conserved almost 50,000 acres of land in more than half of Indiana's counties. Properties are acquired for nature preserves, parks, forests, historic sites and fish and wildlife areas.

Hoosiers purchasing environmental license plates are the driving force behind the IHT. The...

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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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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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