At Little River Wetlands Project (LRWP), we get our boots muddy while working towards the highest goals – quality of life, improvement and sustainment of our natural resources – for the betterment of our community.
Our mission is to restore and protect wetlands in the historic watershed of the Little River, a major tributary of the Wabash River, and to provide educational opportunities that encourage good stewardship of wetlands and other natural ecosystems.
Little River Wetlands Project (LRWP) protects more than 1,300 acres of wetlands in the Little River watershed. In addition to Eagle Marsh, Arrowhead Marsh, Arrowhead Prairie and Buttonbush Bottoms, LRWP also co-owns Little River Landing with ACRES Land Trust.
Indiana Senate Bill 389
LRWP knows there is a lot of discussion regarding Indiana Senate Bill 389. Our mission is to restore and protect wetlands, this includes isolated wetlands.
Generally, isolated wetlands are wetlands that have no apparent surface water connection to a waterbody. Eagle Marsh is not considered an isolated wetland, and has federal and state protections.
Trail 5/the Continental Divide Closure
We would like to give another update and request regarding Trail 5/The Continental Divide trail at Eagle Marsh. It is imperative that foot traffic stays off this trail until we have re-opened it. Several closed signs, fencing and caution tape are at each end of the trail, and we are still seeing signs of use. A recent disturbance of foot traffic left several ruts upon the trail that will need to be smoothed and reseeded. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time this has happened since the trail was closed mid-summer. As this keeps happening, the date to reopen the trail keeps getting pushed back. We need the time to reestablish the trail and grass covering before any hiking can resume.
Please continue to abide by the “closed” signage, and pass the message along to any other hikers that you know enjoy our preserves. We would love to have a fully operating trail system when the routine warm weather resumes.
Thank you for your help!
Eagle Marsh Green Gate
The green gate at Eagle Marsh (6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne) will be OPEN Monday-Thursday, 11am-3pm.
The LRWP office will be open by appointment only. Please call 260-478-2515 or email email@example.com to schedule your appointment.
We are checking voicemails regularly, so feel free to leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we're able. Thank you!
Seed to Marsh
Are you interested in coming out to Eagle Marsh for a free and fun family hike? Join us for a Seed to Marsh program including free guided hikes for your family unit with school aged children.
The Seed to Marsh program will be 30 to 60 minutes long and will include a short hike and a stewardship activity. Activities are contingent on time of the year and the priority of tasks. Activities could include transplanting seedlings, making seed balls, collecting seeds, planting native plants, etc. and the hikes could cover a variety of topics from decomposers to native wildflowers.
If this sounds good to you and you are interested, please email LRWP Wetland Educator, Aly Munger, at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your hike today!
Hikes are a first come first serve basis. Please include your name, 3 possible dates at least a week out from your email, times you'd like the program, as well as how many will be in your group. Thank you!