Little River Wetlands Project, a local nature organization protecting over 1000 acres of wetlands southwest of Fort Wayne, offers interesting and informative nature events this winter. All are free and open to the community.


Exciting Evening Nature Programs:
Monday, January 26, 7:00-8:30 pm


“Salamanders at Eagle Marsh.”
Join LRWP’s Leslie Hamilton to learn more about these fascinating creatures that spend most of their lives underground. Hear results of the 2008 Salamander Study at Eagle Marsh and plans for 2009.
Aboite Library
5630 Coventry Lane
Wednesday Night Hike
February 18, 6:30-8 pm


“Twilight’s Delights”
Join LRWP’s Betsy Yankowiak for this invigorating hike through Eagle Marsh during a time when wildlife is active. Enjoy the sunset and watch the night sky as twilight diminishes into darkness and the creatures appear.
Boy Scout office parking lot at the end of Olde Canal Place Road, Verizon exit on W. Jefferson Blvd.
Little River Ramblers Nature Hikes at Eagle Marsh
Tuesdays 9-11 am.
Boy Scout office parking lot at the end of Olde Canal Place Road, Verizon exit on W. Jefferson Blvd.
Themed Nature Hikes
First Saturday of every month
Saturday, February 7, 1-3 p.m.


“The Calm Before the Burn”
Join expert George Manning as he explains why parts of Arrowhead Marsh will be burned in March or April and shows us the changes to be expected afterwards.
Arrowhead Marsh, take Redding Drive off of W. Jefferson to Aboite Road, turn left. The preserve is 1/8 mile on the left.
Saturday, March 7, 1-3 p.m.
Metea County Park


“Salamander Volunteer Training”
Little River Wetlands Project is partnering with Allen County Parks to conduct a population survey on a little understood wetland creature, the salamander, for the second straight year. If you may be interested in helping monitor the traps at Eagle Marsh, plan to attend this free workshop and hike.
Please register by calling 449-3777 by March 2.
Breakfast on the Marsh
8-10 am, second Thursday of every month

Well seasoned nature lovers (50+), enjoy a nature presentation by a local expert, coffee and sweets at this interesting program.


Call Leslie Hamilton at 260-478-2515 or e-mail her at to learn about upcoming programs and to reserve a place as space is limited.

Little River Wetlands Project, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit land trust established in 1990.  Its mission is to restore and protect wetlands in the Little River watershed southwest of Fort Wayne and to provide educational programs that inspire and challenge individuals to be good stewards of all natural resources. LRWP maintains three wetland preserves including Eagle Marsh, at 705 acres the largest preserve in Allen County. For more information, please visit <; or call 260-478-2515.

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