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volunteer information

Feel free to contact Eva Curtis, our Preserve Steward, at, or by calling 260-667-3414.


Join us the 1st Wednesday of every month at Hop River Brewing Co. for an evening of stewardship amongst new and seasoned LRWP volunteers! This is an all ages venue, so bring the whole family. 

Volunteer Kickoff At VolunBeering an Earth Day Fort Wayne Event

Wednesday, April 3rd from 6pm to 8pm

LRWP Offices: 5000 Smith Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Are you interested in volunteering at LRWP? Join us and other volunteers, at Hop River Brewing Co. (1515 N Harrison Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808) for our Volunteer Kickoff and an evening of stewardship!  This is a great way to support us at Little River Wetlands Project and a local brewery. This is an all ages venue, so children are welcome. If you don't enjoy beer, that's okay, they have plenty of food options and non-alcoholic beverages too.


Thank you Hop River Brewing Co. for allowing us to use your space!

Register Here: 


Invasive Species Removal at the east side of Eagle Marsh
5000 Smith Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804

On April 10th, 17th, and 24th, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, we invite the public to join us in preserving our natural habitats by removing invasive species. Protect the biodiversity of Eagle Marsh East while learning about the importance of native plant conservation. No prior experience is necessary; we'll provide all the tools and guidance you need. Register by clicking the links below!

Register Here


Join us on the first Thursday of each month to volunteer in keeping our wildlife safe and our preserves clean. We alternate between Smith Road and Engle Road every other month from 10 am to noon. Please wear close-toed shoes and long pants. We'll provide safety vests, gloves, trash bags, grabbers, and snacks. This program is not suitable for children under 15; they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, please call with any questions. Cleanup will be cancelled if it's raining.

Spring Clean Up an Earth Day Fort Wayne Event

Postponed to Tuesday April 9th, 2024 from 10AM to 12:00PM

LRWP Offices: 5000 Smith Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46804


Thursday, May 2nd from 10:00am to 12pm

Eagle Marsh: 6801 Engle Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Volunteer Events

Become a Volunteer Today!

At Little River Wetlands Project, we're on a mission to restore and safeguard natural areas, enriching the lives of both people and wildlife. Our free nature programs offer invaluable experiences to the community, but we know that our impact can only grow stronger with the help of passionate volunteers like you!

Here's how you can get involved:

  • Photography: Capture the beauty of our properties and events, sharing our story through captivating visuals.

  • Trail Guides: Lead educational programs, sharing your love for wetlands with visitors of all ages.

  • Community Outreach: Be a voice for our cause, spreading awareness and enthusiasm for our projects.

  • Community Science: Dive into exciting citizen science projects, contributing real data while exploring our preserves.

  • Maintenance: Put your skills to use, whether it's fixing things, operating machinery, or lending a hand with upkeep.

  • Office Assistant: Keep our operations running smoothly, assisting with organization, filing, and mailings.

  • Preserve Stewardship: Roll up your sleeves and get involved in everything from seed gathering to tackling invasive species.

  • Trail Stewardship: Help maintain our trails, ensuring they remain accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

  • Large Events: Play a vital role in our major events, from education to logistics and everything in between.

  • Trash Clean Up: Pitch in to keep our preserves pristine, whether it's joining a cleanup event or picking up as you hike.

Reach out to us at or give us a call at (260) 478-2515 for more information.

Ready to dive in? Fill out our volunteer application online today: Apply Here

Become a Volunteer
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