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Little River Wetlands Project Earth Day event returns

Published: Apr. 18, 2022 at 5:25 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - This Friday, April 22, is Earth Day, a time when you’re encouraged to reflect on our planet and how we can take better care of it.

This weekend, the Little River Wetlands Project is hosting its first Earth Day event in two years, and organizers are hoping to promote sustainability and remind people of the importance of our wetlands.

The event was cancelled the last two years because of the pandemic. Organizers hope that people will be more eager to get out, celebrate, and enjoy nature.

Over 30 vendors focused on conservation will be in southwest Fort Wayne this Sunday, from food trucks to handmade goods. Some vendors will even be selling local honey.

The goal of the event is to celebrate the community’s efforts to make the earth and the community a better place. It will be held in a fitting setting, Eagle Marsh, which not only serves as a home for countless animals but plays a critical role in times of flooding.

Education will be an important part of this weekend too. Over a dozen different interactive education stations will be set up. Hikers will also have a chance to explore the marsh with an Indiana Master Naturalist.

Above all, organizers hope Earth Day and this weekend’s event will raise awareness for organizations helping to make our lives a little bit better and motivate others to play their part in caring for the planet.

For more details on the Little River Wetlands Project Earth Day event, click here.

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