Allen County to observe World Wetlands Day

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ACRES Land Trust will host a hike at the Robert C. and Rosella C. Johnson Nature Preserve in celebration of World Wetlands Day Feb. 2. CONTRIBUTED

FORT WAYNE — World Wetlands Day is Saturday, Feb. 2, and partners across Allen County will host events for the public to learn more about why wetlands are important and where they are located in the community.

• “Share the trails” hike, presented by ACRES Land Trust, will take place 10 a.m. at the Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve, 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown. For more information, contact Lettie Haver at lhaver@acreslandtrust.org.

• “Wetlands at Work” hike, presented by the City of Fort Wayne, will take place at noon at Camp Scott, 3615 Oxford Street, Fort Wayne. For more information, contact Susan Beck at (260) 427-6213 or susan.beck@cityoffortwayne.org.

• Wetland Seed Propagation Class, presented by Little River Wetlands Project and INPAWS, will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Little River Wetlands office, 5000 Smith Road, Fort Wayne. Space is limited. Email Betsy Yankowiak at b.yankowiak@lrwp.org to secure your spot or for more information.

• Wetland Bird Sit, presented by Allen County Parks, will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the Vera Dulin Wildlife Observation Center, Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Road, Fort Wayne. For more information, contact Ron Zartman at rzartman@allencountyparks.org.

• Wetland Wildlife – More than Mosquitoes, presented by Dr. Bruce Kingsbury, takes place at 7 p.m. at the Environmental Resources Center, Purdue Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne. To RSVP or learn more, email erc@pfw.edu.

Participants who attend all five events will receive a special prize at the end of the evening.

To learn more about World Wetlands Day, visit www.worldwetlandsday.org.