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.

LEAVE FIREWORKS TO THE PROFESSIONALS

Decades of accidents teach us that fireworks are dangerous. Over 8,500 fireworks-related injuries occur with more than 2,000 eye injuries each year. The typical victim is a teenager, at home, unsupervised, with a group of friends. They are playing with fireworks, and chances are one of them will end up in the emergency room with an injury to the eyes, head or hands. Losing your sight or losing a finger is a tragic price to pay for a few minutes of fun...

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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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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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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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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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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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