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World Wetlands Day @ ERC

Join us in the celebration of World Wetland’s Day on Saturday, February 1st! Events will be ongoing all day across Allen County and will finish right here at the ERC. Come at 6:30 for refreshments and stay for Dr. Bruce Kingsbury’s talk and a giveaway starting at 7!

Visit LRWP’s site for more event details and history on the day. We hope to see you at one or all of the events including joining us for conversation and to see what’s new at the ERC!

House warming – Thanks for coming!

Photo credit: Jim Whitcraft

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our housewarming party on Sunday! We had a great time sharing the new space and our vision for the future. Special shout out to Jordan Marshall for leading the tree walk and Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehab for teaching us about some incredible birds. Big thanks to Purdue Master Gardener Program – Allen CountyPurdue Extension – Allen County, and Purdue Fort Wayne Department of Biology for donating raffle prizes, and to Purdue Fort Wayne College of Arts & Sciences for donating shirts for us to decorate. We are so appreciative of the continued support and look forward to seeing everyone at future events!

ERC Housewarming Party!

“Snacks, Swag, & s-Prizes!”

As many of you know, the ERC has begun to move into our own building on campus. This is very exciting!  The new facility will enhance our ability to hold events, host projects and promote sustainability efforts more than ever before. A lot of hard work has gone into making this dream become a reality, and we invite you to join us in celebrating this milestone at our ERC Housewarming Party.

  • What: ERC Housewarming Party
  • Where: The ERC (of course!) – the former Printing Services/Warehouse building
  • Date: Sunday October 13th
  • Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Cost: FREE!

We invite all of our friends, family, collaborators and the general community to stop by Sunday afternoon to tour the facility, see the progress we’ve made, meet our new Sustainability Coordinator, and if nothing else, enjoy some delicious snacks on us! We’ll also have some activities planned like a guided native tree walk along the river with Dr. Jordan Marshall, short ERC updates by Director Bruce Kingsbury, raffles for ERC swag, and munchies provided by some of our favorite local businesses. Come for the whole time or just stop by for a quick hello to show your support. Either way, we’d like to use this time to thank you for your encouragement and discuss how we can utilize your support for the future.

  • Event Schedule Thus Far:
  • 2:00 pm: Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehab Meet and Greet
  • 3:00 pm: Trees of Indiana guided walk with Dr. Jordan Marshall
  • 4:00 pm: Introduction and tour with Dr. Bruce Kingsbury
  • 4:30 pm: Prize winners announced
  • Snacks and refreshments served entire time

We hope to see you there!