Little river frogLittle River Wetlands Project co-founder and long-time conservationist Sam Schwartz will be honored as a Hidden Hero of Conservation at LRWP’s seventh annual Frogapalooza fundraiser, presented by Phillips Financial Services, at 6 PM on Saturday, October 22 at the Fort Wayne Country Club. Says Amy Silva, LRWP executive director, “Sam’s passion for the care of our local natural areas and wildlife over the years has inspired many others to get involved.”

The event will begin with drinks (cash bar), hors d’oeuvres and a chance to bid on silent auction items from art and entertainment packages to hard-to-get sports tickets. After dinner, a live auction will offer getaways, a unique visit to the honoree’s farm restored to wildlife habitat, and more. A brief presentation on Schwartz’s many contributions to nature in Indiana and beyond will follow.

Tickets are $100 per person, $800 for a table of eight or $1,000 for a table of ten. Reservations can be made by sending a check to LRWP, 7209 Engle Road, Suite 200, Fort Wayne IN 46804 or calling 260-478-2515 during business hours to pay by credit card.

Little River Wetlands Project is a nonprofit land trust protecting more than 1,200 acres of wetland preserves in our area and offering free nature events and programs to thousands of children and adults every year. Its Eagle Marsh preserve is the largest inland urban wetland restoration in the U.S.

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