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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.

WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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As advised by Scott Charters

Indiana Conservation Officer

(North American Wildlife Enforcement Officers Association Conference July 15 – 21, 2002 will be held in Columbus, Indiana – they need your support – see FUNDRAISER – Community Calendar)

In the September 1980 issue of "Audubon," the magazine of the National Audubon Society, T.H. Watkins wrote about the nation's conservation officers. He compared them to the North West Mounted Police, the "thin red line" of officers who patrolled the...

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WAYNEDALE GARDENERS AND YARD NEWS

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NEW PROPANE SAFETY DEVICE ON THE MENU FOR THIS SUMMER'S COOKOUT SEASON

Yes, the rumor is true; effective April 1st, propane tanks without an Overfill Prevention Device (OPD), cannot be filled, in accordance with NFPA 58, the National LP Gas Code. This requirement affects 4 to 40 pound cylinders, which are most commonly used with barbecue grills and RVs.

The new OPD valve makes filling and using propane cylinders safer than ever before. This new valve will leave room in the cylinder allowing...

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WAYNEDALE GARDENERS

Details Cub Scout Pack 3038 having fun during Family Camp at Camp Chief Little Turtle.  L to R/front to back row: Brandon Meuchel, Matt Van Horn, Joshua Meske, Nicholas Jackson, Dalton Kline, Paul Pollock, Zachary Zwick, and Austin Kline.    Check out more Scouting pictures on page 6!

Millions of years ago when dinosaurs walked the earth, plants like ferns and redwoods and Ginkgo trees were growing amidst them. Of course they weren't known as such – because there was no one to name them yet. Never-the-less, they existed the same as today, however anonymous.

But leave it to the "advanced" Homo sapiens who created language and then sought out to name everything in the universe. The naming of plants probably began very early in history, though it is clear that people in...

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WAYNEDALE WOODS AND WATERS

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FREE FISHING WEEKEND

Indiana's Free Fishing Weekend is June 8-9, 2002. Load up the car with friends, family and fishing poles this June 8-9 and enjoy a free weekend of fishing. Indiana resident adults do not need a fishing license to fish on public waters during Free Fishing Weekend. Children under the age of 17 do not need a license at any time. Many parks, reservoirs, fish and wildlife areas and public forests will host Free Fishing Weekend events, such as fishing derbies, clinics and...

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MORE GARDENING NEWS

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Space is limited for the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service's fifth annual Allen County Master Gardener Youth Volunteer Program for children ages 8-12. Apply now at the Purdue Cooperative Extension Office. Space is limited.

The children will participate in a gardening curriculum, hands-on learning, and educational field trips. The students receive a handbook with gardening information and learn from instructors about: garden safety, plant propagation, soil fertilizer...

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Details Ray McCune, the Associate Editor of The Waynedale News, foreground.

Songbirds at Fox Island

On Saturday, May 18th you can choose to hike either at 6:30am or at 8am. Either way, meet at Fox Island, 7324 Yohne Road, in the parking lot next to the Nature Center. The songbirds should be at the peak of migration with many varieties to be seen. Bring water-resistant footwear and your binoculars. Leaders will be Jim Haw, Ed Powers, and Sandy Schacht. For more information call Jim Haw at 485-7802 or ...

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