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*POSTPONED* - Earth Day Fort Wayne 2020

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***** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO BE CELEBRATED DURING MONARCH FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 *****

Join us for an exceptional Earth Day event as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Hosted by Little River Wetlands Project, on Sunday, April 26 from 1-5pm at the Eagle Marsh barn (6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne). Engle Road will be closed for parking, all events will be at and surrounding the barn area.

The Dumpster Drummers, an educational performance group that uses music to promote recycling, clean water and environmental conservation, will headline this year’s Earth Day Fort Wayne celebration at Eagle Marsh. An annual celebration of local environmental and conservation work, EDFW will be held Sunday, April 26, from 1-5pm.

Exclusive 50th Earth Day t-shirts for youth and adults will be available for sale during the event. Limited quantities are available. Be sure to grab your piece of history!

Here are some activities you can look forward to:
-Learning stations— displays, hands-on activities and even wildlife you can see, touch and explore. Fun for all ages!

-Bid on a decorated rain barrel from talented local artists with all proceeds benefiting Little River Wetlands Project

-Shop for native plants, local honey, pressed flower décor, artwork at our market

-Talk to conservation organizations about their current projects and what you can do to help conserve our environment

-Grab a snack from food trucks and vendor—Bravas, Kona Ice, and Young Urban Homesteaders

-Refill your reusable water bottles at Wheelin' Water's free, fresh water tank

-Ride your bicycle to the event and utilize our free bike valet, sponsored by Fort Wayne Outfitters

Also new this year, we’re incorporating the first City Nature Challenge into the day’s activities. It’s a friendly competition that uses an app called iNaturalist, a fun way to document the plants and animals you find, all with the click of a picture. Please contact Maraiah Russell at m.russell@lrwp.org, or visit the City Nature Challenge Facebook event page, for more information.

If you're interested in volunteering during our event. Shift times and duties are available at: https://signup.com/go/ysQpDzV

For questions or market and partner information for this event, please email Sara Manning at s.manning@lrwp.org.

(Photo by: Dick Cross)

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