Eagle Marsh celebration set for April 28

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FORT WAYNE — Little River Wetlands Project has a day of fun and learning planned for its 8th annual Earth Day celebration April 28 at Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road (which will be closed).

Activities are planned from 1-5 p.m.

• Learning stations for all ages — displays, hands-on activities and wildlife you can see, touch and explore.

• Bid on a decorated rain barrel from talented local artists with all proceeds benefiting LRWP

• 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, and “Urban Wildlife” by Jessica Merkling, urban biologist with the INDNR.

• Shop for native plants, local honey, pressed flower décor, artwork and fudge at the market.

• Talk to conservation organizations about their current projects and what you can do to help conserve the environment.

• Grab a snack from food trucks and vendor—Bravas, Pizza Bomba, Kona Ice, and Young Urban Homesteaders.

Parking is available directly on Engle Road, follow parking attendants and signage, with overflow parking in Midwest Office Park.

Sponsors include Indiana Michigan Power, General Motors, NIPSCO, Aqua Indiana and OmniSource.