Little River Wetlands Project restores and protects natural areas for the benefit of people and wildlife, and offers free nature programs for the community--but we can't do all this alone.
If you would like more information please contact our office at: (260)478-2515 or email@example.com
Volunteer Applications can be filled out online: Apply Here
Join us at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne to learn about our many volunteer opportunities and how you can be a part of them. You’ll enjoy hot dogs (Kosher and veggie available) and s’mores around the campfire with fellow volunteers or, in case of rain, we'll have pizza in the barn. Join us for this laid-back event as we launch another great year of working with the LRWP community! Please RSVP with food preferences by March 31 by emailing Dani Bradtmiller at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 260-478-2515.
Meet at the new Eagle Marsh gateway parking area (west of green gate) at 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. Join us at this annual event to protect our preserve’s habitats and the wildlife that depend on them by helping to remove winter’s trash. Bring garden rakes, grabbers, any useful tools, trash bags, and work gloves (waterproof recommended) if you can and be ready to get wet and muddy. Bring family and friends, too!
Interested in volunteering for a two- or three-hour shift at this fun community event celebrating Earth Day? We’ll need help with set-up, parking, education stations, greeting, information stations, clean up, and more. Shifts will tentatively be: 9 to 11:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., noon to 3 p.m., 2:45 to 5:45 p.m. and 4:45 to 7:30 p.m., with a few likely needed earlier (7 to 8 a.m.). Contact Dani Bradtmiller at email@example.com or 260-478-2515 for information.
Register by May 24 and meet at the LRWP office, 7209 Engle Road, Ste 200, Fort Wayne for Part I. Learn how to identify many invasive plant species common at our preserves and how to use EDDMaps Midwest’s app, Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN), to gather data and make reports to help natural areas. While desirable to take both parts of the training, you can take either one. For information or to register, contact Dani Bradtmiller at 260-478-2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register by May 24 and meet at the Eagle Marsh barn. In this second training, sharpen your abilities to identify species in the field and differentiate them from possible look-a-likes. While desirable to take both parts of the training, you can take either one. For information or to register, contact Dani Bradtmiller at 260-478-2515 or email@example.com.
Meet at the Eagle Marsh barn. Train to join other monitors who check weekly for monarch adults, caterpillars, and eggs at LRWP’s Eagle Marsh and Arrowhead preserves. For this citizen science program through the University of Minnesota, you will learn how to identify different monarch life stages and how to monitor. Then you’ll choose which trail you would like to monitor weekly from July through September. Substitute monitors are available to help when you need to miss. Contact Dani Bradtmiller at 260-478-2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to let her know you’re coming.
Did you know you can earn a colorful wetland badge to show your support for LRWP and encourage others to get involved with wetlands? All you have to do is attend 10 hours of LRWP’s free wetland education programming and volunteer for 15 hours with LRWP—at your own pace. The badge cost is $5. For more information or to sign up, click here.
Photo Documentation of Properties:
Do you like to get outside and photograph? We could use someone to document our properties and events for our website, newsletters, etc. Photos must be in digital form and submitted via email attachment.
Would you be interested in training as a trail guide and lead groups at our properties?
All levels of expertise welcome to join quarterly chemical testing and biological assessments.
Plant and Animal Experts:
Help inventory flora and fauna on our properties.
Are you handy with tools? Can you fix things? How about tractors? We could use your expertise.
Are you good with computer hardware? Or proficient with multiple computer programs?
Would you like to help in our office with filing, organization, word processing, and/or database?
Monthly Brochure Placement:
Keep a stock of LRWP’s brochures at local stores and organizations.
We have many ways you can help us with the maintenance and restoration of our properties.
Removal of Invasive Species:
Rid our properties of unwanted invasives to make way for newly planted species.
Join us for seed scattering and tree plantings.
Get trained to drive the mower and be part of a team that will assist with a regular mowing schedule.
Monitor, tag, move, and maintain bluebird and wood duck boxes.
Help develop new trails and keep existing trails in tip-top shape.
Trash Clean Up at Preserves:
Trash clean-up is always appreciated.
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.