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

YOU TOO CAN .22

Allen County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will be hosting a 10-week .22 Rifle class open to all youth in grades 5 - 12. The program will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Concordia Lutheran High School Shooting Range, starting October 9, 2002. The cost of the program is $20 per child. All equipment is provided. This series will teach safe handling of .22 Rifles, proper care of equipment, shooting techniques, and ethics of good...

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Gee it's great to have a place right in our own backyard that is still 'half wild' to go to and observe nature, picnic, mushroom hunt, hike, bird watch, and fish. I'm talking about Fox Island, 7324 Yohne Road just off of Smith Road. I've gotten a lot of PR material from Fox Island recently and I'll pass it on to you.

 

INVITATION FROM YOUR ALLEN COUNTY PARK AT FOX ISLAND

We won't let a few pointy-nosed flies keep us from serving you. Fox Island was closed for a weekend at the beginning of...

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The role of Wetlands in Preserving Indiana's prehistoric Past

Sunday, September 1st

Presented by: Anthony L. Swinehart, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Biology, Museum Curator, and Director, Hillsdale college Biological Station, Hillsdale College.

A 1-hour slide presentation that summarizes nearly ten years of work on the fossils and other remains found in Indiana wetlands and the importance of these remains in interpreting Indiana's past climate and ecology. Anthony will bring mammoth...

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August marks the start of the 2002 Hunting Season. Squirrel season starts August 15. From the 2002/2003 Indiana Hunting and Trapping Guide – "Gray and fox squirrels may be taken with any equipment and ammunition during squirrel hunting season. You must meet fluorescent orange clothing requirements while hunting squirrels from November 8, 2002 through the end of the season. It is illegal to hunt squirrels from a boat that is not under power derived from a motor. Fluorescent orange clothing...

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Have you noticed our younger generation/generations lately? If they aren't in front of the TV, the computer, or playing with a GAMEBOY they're "bored". What ever happened to: flying kites, playing marbles, sandlot stickball, playing catch, hide and seek, reading, playing Barbie, building with Lincoln Logs, baking cookies, fishing for bluegills, whittling, playing fort, yo-yoing, going for a walk, riding a bike, hobbies, canoeing, target shooting, skipping rocks, or even visiting the...

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The old Putt Putt golf course behind Taco-Taco on Bluffton & Sandpoint Roads is about to be razed and an established Waynedale business will be moving in.   Rich’s Auto Service, which has been a model Waynedale business for many years, is changing its location to where Putt Putt used to be.  The Waynedale News will bring you more details, as they become available.

TREATED LUMBER AND BIG CHANGES

On February 12, 2002, the EPA announced a voluntary decision by industry to move consumer use of treated lumber products away from a variety of pressure-treated wood that contains arsenic by December 31, 2003, in favor of new alternative wood preservatives. This transition affects virtually all residential uses of wood treated with chromated copper arsenate, also known as CCA, including wood used in play-structures, decks, picnic tables, landscaping timbers...

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