Earth Day Fort Wayne at Eagle Marsh, April 22,1-5pm

At Earth Day Fort Wayne on April 22nd, attendees can expect additional activites, displays, and speakers, in addition to our traditional activities. Bring the whole family to this all ages celebration of our Earth from 1:00-5:00pm!

Get a close look at a tractor and Tesla to learn how these marvelous machines work and how they help Eagle Marsh and our planet. 

This year will again feature food trucks, a farmer's market, and lots of fun educational activities for participants.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Urban Turtle Festival & 5K Walk at Eagle Marsh, May 19, 10am-2pm

Enjoy this Urban Turtle Festival and non-competitive 5K Walk on the Continental Divide Trail at Eagle Marsh, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Participants will see turtles that live at Eagle Marsh, learn more about these cool reptiles, and support our turtle conservation efforts in our large urban wetland. This fundraising event starts with the 5K Walk at 10am, and the Festival at the barn from 11am to 2pm. A shorter hike is available and is about a mile loop that will feature education stations for youth and adults that leads to the barn. Participants will receive a t-shirt and goody bag. Cost will be $20 for adults and $10 for 17 and under.

​For more information and to register for the walk, click here.


LRWP’s free nature programs and events serve all ages!

Public Hikes

Friday, April 27, 6:30 to 8:00pm. "Frogs," Lead by Russ Voorhees Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. Join us for this fun evening hike to learn about the variety of frogs populating the marsh. Have some fun and discover how to make frog calls using household items you have at home! We'll wrap up our event with an evening hike in hopes of finding frogs of different kinds and listen for their spring chorus. Sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project. Free. Contact or 260-478-2515 for information.


Field Trips for classes/groups can also be arranged.

Apply to bring a youth group to a LRWP preserve.

Teachers, let us know what you're studying and we can tailor a program that's relevant to the classroom. Scouts, our staff and volunteers can work with you to meet requirements for different badges. Trips are arranged on a first come, first served basis.

Adult groups may also wish to visit our preserves or volunteer. Please call us if your employee group, club, hiking group, birding group, church group, senior program or other community group is interested in a guided visit or might like to volunteer at an event or for stewardship.

Offsite presentations can be given about our preserves and programs to businesses, clubs or other community groups through special arrangements with our staff. Classroom presentations on wetland topics may also be arranged on a limited basis.

For more information or to sign up, click on the title of any event below, call 260-478-2515, or email us.

Special Events

Short Hikes for Short Legs: Baby Birds and Building Nests

Wednesday, May 23rd, from 9:00am to 10:00am

Springtime means new beginnings, and chicks hatching from their eggs! Have you ever wondered what their nests are made of housing these precious babies? To begin our event, we'll learn about materials used to make birds nests and how they do it. Later, we'll put our new knowledge to the test and make our own nests, like a bird! Finally, we'll go on a short hike to hunt for nests on the marsh. This part hike, part interactive educational activity-event is open to the public with a curriculum and trail length appropriate for kids ages 3-5 years. Meets at Eagle Marsh barn, Eagle Marsh Ft. Wayne.

Short Hikes for Short Legs: Turtles

Wednesday, June 20th, from 9:00am to 10:00am

Turtle themed hike. This part hike, part interactive educational activity-event is open to the public with a curriculum and trail length appropriate for kids ages 3-5 years. Meets at Eagle Marsh barn, Eagle Marsh Ft. Wayne.

Little River Ramblers

Little River Ramblers

Every Tuesday, from 9:00am to 11:00am

Come spread your social butterfly wings and ramble about nature while on a 2 hour long hike. This event is open to the public and welcomes all seasoned nature lovers. This hike allows you to enjoy the interesting plants and wildlife our preserves have to offer. Dress for the weather, boots recommended. Meets at the Eagle Marsh west entrance (Boy Scout office parking lot) in January, Arrowhead Prairie in  February and the Eagle Marsh barn in March. 

Breakfast on the Marsh

Second Thursday of each month at 8:30am - Well-seasoned nature lovers (50+), join us for a light breakfast and nature presentation at the Indiana Wesleyan University Education & Conference Center, Room 102/104, 8211 W. Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne. Please register with Dana Claussen at 260-478-2515 or  so we can be sure to have enough food.

A Tour of the Galaxy

Thursday, May 10th, from 8:30am to 9:45am

The Spring and Summer skies offer a variety of celestial objects that are visible in binoculars and small-to-moderate sized telescopes. A member of the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society will take us on a journey along the Milky Way, highlighting some of the more easily identifiable constellation patterns and the locations of unique objects within them. Speaker/Leader: Jon Thomas


Please Note: All programs are cancelled if Southwest Allen County Schools close due to inclement weather. Our hikes are cancelled if the wind chill is 10 °F or colder.