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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

Weed Wrangle

Saturday, November 21 from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Celebrate Family Volunteer Day by improving wildlife habitat in your community! 

Weed Wrangle is a nationwide effort to educate homeowners and nature lovers on proper identification and removal of invasive plant species that crowd out native habitat. Join us at the LRWP Office, 5000 Smith Rd, Fort Wayne, to learn why and how to identify invasive bush honeysuckle, then hike with us on our newest property to remove as many of these as we can! Removing invasive species is crucial to preserving biodiversity, and we can't do it without you.


Please bring your own loppers or hand saw if you can, no chainsaws please.

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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.