Events & Programs
LRWP’s free nature programs and events serve all ages!
Field Trips for Classes/Groups
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Day Fort Wayne
Urban Turtle Festival
Frogapalooza (fundraiser) - Exciting changes are coming - Date TBD
public hikes & Programs
Friday, July 24 from 8:30pm to 9:45pm
Saturday, July 25 from 8:30pm to 9:45pm
Join us at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, for an evening of moth catching and identification. This program will be a great time to find out what moths you might even have in your backyard.
This activity is free; however, you will need to email email@example.com 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!
Eagle Marsh barn
Eagle Marsh west entrance (Boy Scout office parking lot)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 260-387-0399 at least 24 hours in advance.
Sustainability and the Purdue Environmental Resources Center
Thursday, July 9, from 8:30am to 9:45am
Join us this month for a virtual presentation by Samantha Theisen, the Sustainability Coordinator for the Environmental Resources Center at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Samantha will fill us in on all things regarding sustainability and the Environmental Resources Center.
This will be a virtual, Zoom event. Please email email@example.com or call 260-387-0399 to RSVP at least 24 hours in advance.
Volun-beer with us the first Thursday of every month!
Thursday, August 6, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us at Hop River Brewing Company, 1515 N Harrison St, Fort Wayne IN 46808, for an evening of stewardship and volunteering!
This is a great way to support us at Little River Wetlands Project, and a local brewery. This venue is all ages, so children are welcome. If you don't enjoy beer, that's okay, they have plenty of good food and non-alcoholic beverages too.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 260-918-7119 to RSVP at least 24 hours in advance.
There are no training programs scheduled for the near future. Please check back soon!
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.
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.
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.
Little River Wetlands Project Office
Located on the southwest side of Smith Road from the intersection of Smith and Engle.
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.