Events & Programs

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

Field Trips for Classes/Groups

Click here for an application to bring a class/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 discuss an event for your group, please email Aly Munger at a.munger@lrwp.org.

community events

 
  • Earth Day Fort Wayne 

  • Urban Turtle Festival 

  • Monarch Festival 

  • Choose Your Own Adventure (Available until December 31, 2020!)

public hikes & Programs

Night Hike at Eagle Marsh

Saturday, September 19 from 7:45pm to 9:15pm

The night is such an incredible time at the marsh. Join us for a Night Hike starting at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. We will explore what happens at the wetlands after the sun goes down. 

This activity is free; however, you will need to email a.munger@lrwp.org or call 260-387-0399 to RSVP at least 24 hours in advance

 

short hikes for short legs

 

This event is fun for children ages 3 to 5 with a responsible adult. Join us at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne. Please dress for the weather, boots are recommended.

At this time, there are no Short Hikes for Short Legs programs scheduled for the remainder of 2020.

Little River Ramblers

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

Dress for the weather, boots are recommended. Bring binoculars if you'd like a close-up view!

Arrowhead Prairie

September, December

Eagle Marsh barn

November

Eagle Marsh east (Meet at LRWP office, 5000 Smith Road, Fort Wayne)

Eagle Marsh west entrance (Boy Scout office parking lot)

October

 

Breakfast on the marsh

Each month at 8:30am - Well-seasoned nature lovers (50+), join us for a nature presentation. Please register with us by emailing Aly Munger at a.munger@lrwp.org, or calling 260-387-0399 to RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. 
 

Musings on Nature: Through the Eyes of Doc and His Carvings

Thursday, September 10 from 8:30am to 9:45am

Join us for a look into the artistic life of Little River Wetlands Project's long time friend, Dr. Lawrence Wiedman, PhD. Doc has been carving for over 37 years and will be speaking on his inspiration and creative process. 

 

This will be a hybrid event, meaning you can attend in person at our Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, or virtually by Zoom. Please email a.munger@lrwp.org or call 260-387-0399 to RSVP at least 24 hours in advance with your preference of attendance. Aly will then send you the Zoom link if you're attending virtually. Masks will be required for attendance at the barn.

 

Volunteer events

Volun-beer with us the first Thursday of every month!

Check back soon for details on the next Volun-beering event!

 

training programs

 

There are no training programs scheduled for the near future. Please check back soon!

Weather policy

All programs are cancelled if any of the following conditions occur within Allen County:

  • Southwest Allen County Schools close due to inclement weather

  • A winter storm warning is issued

  • A thunderstorm warning is issued

  • A tornado warning is issued

  • Hikes are cancelled if the heat index is 100° F or greater

  • Hikes are cancelled if the wind chill is 10° F or colder

For other inclement weather or dangerous site conditions not mentioned above (ie. flood conditions, downed power lines), programs may be subject to cancellation if deemed unsafe.

If there is lightning seen or thunder heard (by an adult) during a hike, ALL PARTICIPANTS AND LRWP VOLUNTEERS must return to the barn.  The scheduled event on the marsh can continue 30 minutes after the last lightning was seen or thunder heard.  The program is allowed to continue in the barn.

 

Directions

 
Arrowhead Marsh & Arrowhead Prairie

Both Arrowhead preserves are on Aboite Road southwest of Fort Wayne, Indiana. From Fort Wayne, take Route 24 (Jefferson Blvd.) past Homestead Road and turn left on Redding Drive. Proceed about 1.5 miles to where Aboite Road T’s into Redding Drive. Turn left and go about a block: Arrowhead Prairie is on the right--park near the buildings. Arrowhead Marsh is on the left--park in the grassy area near the sign, but use caution if the area is wet.

  Google Map of Arrowhead Preserves

Eagle Marsh main gate (open during scheduled events)

6801 Engle Road. From West Jefferson Boulevard, turn east on Engle Road. Travel approximately 1/2 mile and turn south on gravel road. Travel down the gravel road to the red and tan barn.

  Google Map of Eagle Marsh

Little River Wetlands Project Office

Located on the southwest side of Smith Road from the intersection of Smith and Engle.

  Google Map of Little River Wetlands Project Office

West Entrance to Eagle Marsh
(Boy Scout Office Parking Lot)

Turn off at Olde Canal Place Road (opposite Lutheran Hospital entrance on W. Jefferson Blvd.) and proceed to the end of the road.

  Google Map of Boy Scout Office