Special Events

Short Hikes for Short Legs: Spring Signs

Wednesday, March 15, from 9:00am to 10:00am

Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn. (For children ages 3 to 5 and a responsible adult.) Spring is coming, but how do we know? We’ll start with a hands-on activity in the barn, then go outside to explore the marsh and look all around for signs that spring is approaching. Dress for the weather, boots recommended.  

Native Plant Workshop

Saturday, April 1, from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Meet at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne. Pre-registration required. Homeowners, business owners and those with an existing natural area, join Betsy Yankowiak, Little River Wetlands Project Director of Preserves and Programs, and other experts from the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society for this informative workshop. You’ll learn why native plants are critical to a healthy, diverse Indiana ecology; how to create simple, habitat-friendly corridors by using native plants in landscaping; and strategies for keeping problematic invasive plants out of your garden or natural area. And you’ll walk away with a free native seed packet to get your new plantings started! The workshop will also cover how to manage natural areas on your land for native plants and remove invasive species. Admission fee $10 ($8 for Conservatory members and active volunteers). Contact the Botanical Conservatory at 260-427-6440 for information and to pre-register.

Short Hikes for Short Legs: Frogs are Calling, It Must Be Spring!

Wednesday, April 19, from 9:00am to 10:00am

Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn. (For children ages 3 to 5 and a responsible adult.) Frog calls are one of the signs of spring, but can you identify which frogs are part of the chorus? We’ll start in the barn with a hands-on activity to discover and identify the calls our local frogs make. Then we’ll hike to look and listen for the frogs of the marsh. Dress for the weather, boots recommended.

Earth Day Fort Wayne at Eagle Marsh

Sunday, April 30, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us at 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne for this free family-friendly community event celebrating Earth Day 2017. You’ll enjoy conservation-oriented learning activities and presentations, wetland education stations, stewardship opportunities, a farmers market and more. Earth Day Fort Wayne continues to grow every year and is a great opportunity for businesses, nature groups and YOU to support conservation activities in our area.



Corporate sponsorships are available for all events.
Please contact info@lrwp.org for additional information.


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.