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


Saturday, October 9

8 a.m. to noon

Stockbridge Audubon Society Birding Field Trip at Eagle Marsh

Meet at the Boy Scout office parking lot at the end of Olde Canal Place Drive (Verizon exit), Fort Wayne. Walk Eagle Marsh with expert birders and prepare to be amazed at the diversity of bird life on the preserve! Bring binoculars for optimal viewing. Contact Betsy Yankowiak at 260-478-2515 for information.

Saturday, October 9

noon to 2:30 p.m.

LRWP Volunteer and Member Appreciation Day: Native Heritage of the Little River Valley

As a thank-you to its volunteers and members, LRWP will provide a light lunch and educational program given by members of the Miami nation at Eagle Marsh. Afterward, we will hike at the preserve. If you are a LRWP member or volunteer—or if you want to join-reserve your place for this event by October 4. For more information, contact Betsy Yankowiak at or 260-478-2515.

Thursday, October 14, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The Wetlands Reserve Program

Light breakfast and nature presentation at Coventry Meadows Senior Community on W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project for nature lovers 50+, free. Contact or 260-478-2515 to reserve a spot as space is limited.

Saturday, October 16, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Seed Gathering

Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. Seed heads will be ripe for the picking, so come out to help us gather these native species for later use in our restoration. Bring work gloves and water to drink. Volunteer event sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. For more information, contact Betsy Yankowiak at 260-478-2515.

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