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Eagle Marsh

  • Address: 6801 Engle Road Fort Wayne, IN 46804
  • Phone: (260) 478-2515
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Eagle Marsh is a 716-acre wetland preserve located on the southwest border of Fort Wayne with eight miles of trails.

Eagle Marsh is a 716-acre wetland preserve located on the southwest border of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Eight miles of trails allow hikers to access the preserve’s varied habitats of shallow-water wetland, with almost 200 kinds of birds and numerous other wild creatures including bald eagles which are seen often at the preserve. Self guided tours dawn to dusk.

  • 2019-04-28 13:00:00 2019-04-28 17:00:00 Earth Day Fort Wayne <p>On Sunday, April 28, from 1-5PM, join staff and friends of LRWP at Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road (which will be closed) for our 8th annual Earth Day Fort Wayne event. <br /><br />This will be a fun, informative afternoon with activities geared for the whole family. The national theme for Earth Day for 2018 is "Protect Our Species". Our hope is you walk away from our event knowing a few more things than you knew before on ways to protect our native wildlife and their habitat.<br /><br />Here are some activities you can look forward to:<br />-Learning stations— displays, hands-on activities and even wildlife you can see, touch and explore. Fun for all ages!<br /><br />-Bid on a decorated rain barrel from talented local artists with all proceeds benefiting Little River Wetlands Project<br /><br />-Catch various speakers discuss topics such as; "Urban Turtles" by Dr. Mark Jordan, Biology Professor at Purdue Fort Wayne, "Raptors" by Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rescue, "Urban Wildlife" by Jessica Merkling, Urban Biologist with the INDNR, and more!<br /><br />-Shop for native plants, local honey, pressed flower décor, artwork, and fudge at our market<br /><br />-Talk to conservation organizations about their current projects and what you can do to help conserve our environment<br /><br />-Grab a snack from food trucks and vendor—Bravas, Pizza Bomba, Kona Ice, and Young Urban Homesteaders<br /><br />Parking is available directly on Engle Road, follow parking attendants and signage, with overflow parking in Midwest Office Park.<br /><br />None of this would be possible without the support of our business sponsor partners. We would like to thank: Indiana Michigan Power, General Motors, NIPSCO, Aqua Indiana, and OmniSource for all you do to help us create this event.<br /><br />For questions or market and partner information for this event, please email Sara Manning at s.manning@lrwp.org<br /><br />(Photo of 2016 Earth Day event by: Tracy Seaman)</p> 6801 Engle Road Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-06-08 17:00:00 2019-06-08 20:00:00 Urban Turtle Festival-Brew and BBQ <p>Join us for the second annual Urban Turtle Festival Weekend on Saturday, June 8th as we kick off the weekend with a 21 and over Urban Turtle "Brew and BBQ" at the Eagle Marsh barn (6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne) from 5-8pm. Mad Anthony's Brewery will be unveiling a new brew crafted on behalf of Eagle Marsh and our turtles. The evening will provide delicious Shigs In Pit BBQ, short hikes, and a silent auction. Tickets are on sale now, with the link to purchase on this event page.<br /><br />We would love your help naming our exclusive brew, donated from Mad Anthony's Brewery. Please email your name, your brew name suggestion(s), and phone# to info@lrwp.org. The names will then be placed into a poll for the public to vote on. The person who submitted the winning name will receive two free tickets to the Urban Turtle Festival event! The deadline to submit names is April 16th.<br /><br />(Photo of painted turtles by: Joe Geisler)</p> 6801 Engle Road Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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  • 2019-06-09 13:00:00 2019-06-09 17:00:00 Urban Turtle Festival-Family Festival <p>Join us on Sunday, June 9th from 1-5pm for this free, family festival portion of the Urban Turtle Festival Weekend. All ages are welcome at the Eagle Marsh barn (6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne) to view and learn more about live Eagle Marsh turtles, visit education stations, participate in activities, and listen to presentations. Food will be available for purchase.</p> 6801 Engle Road Fort Wayne, IN America/Indiana/Winamac
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