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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. 

LRWP Office

The LRWP office will be open by appointment only. Please call 260-478-2515 or email 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 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!

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