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

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.

Our Preserves

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.

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Latest Happenings

The weather is perfect to get outside and do something fun! Little River Wetlands Project and

LC Nature Park have some great options for you.

Available now, you can shop for the perfect outdoor adventure for yourself (or your whole family!) and benefit two local nature organizations at the same time. We’re hosting a joint fundraiser—an online market where you can purchase adventure trips, nature books and artwork, as well as informative classes on native plants and invasive removal. Choose adventures like a guided kayak birding expedition on the St. Joseph River, a geology based hike at LC Nature Park , or a family trip to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. So many fun things to try!

All proceeds will be split evenly to directly support the conservation, restoration and education works of Little River Wetland Project and LC Nature Park. Our two organizations are working together on this creative fundraiser, which will be the only one this year for each.

You’ll find the online market by visiting: This will only be open through December 31, or while adventures last, so go take a look and get your adventures underway!

Catch our Facebook live exclusive with Fort Wayne's NBC discussing this joint fundraiser by clicking here.