Category Archives: Recreation

Upcoming Earth Day (extended!) Activities

Earth Day 2014

Little River Wetlands Project (LRWP) will once again host Earth Day at Eagle Marsh. Events include educational stations, conservation presentations, table displays from local conservation and environmental groups, a farmer’s market, and more. Come join the fun Sunday April 27!

Fort Wayne: Bird Town

While at Eagle Marsh keep an eye out for avian wildlife. Fort Wayne was recently recognized as a Bird Town by the Indiana Audubon Society (full story here). The status is conferred on those communities focused on conservation of birds and their habitat. Eagle Marsh provides ecological features for a variety of bird species, including imperiled species.

Save Maumee Canoe Trip

Save Maumee, a Fort Wayne-based river conservation organization, is leading an exciting canoeing adventure. From April 18th-26th paddlers will traverse two states and approximately 140 miles of the Maumee River, starting in Fort Wayne and ending near Toledo, OH. In addition to enjoying the ride, paddlers will raise awareness about river health in the Maumee. More paddlers are welcome! More info here.

Lake Superior Ice Caves A Winter Wonderland

With winter temperatures staying so low for so long, the Great Lakes are covered in generous volumes of ice. These sheets are thick enough that people can recreate (using caution) in various ways atop the lakes. The Apostle Islands sea caves on Lake Superior, a sight to see during warmer months, are a spectacle this winter as they are now glazed in ice. Check out a cool photo gallery by clicking this sentence.

People visit the caves at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin, transformed into a dazzling display of ice sculptures by the arctic siege gripping the upper Midwest.

Photo: Brian Peterson, Minneapolis Star Tribune