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How about a walk on the wild side to benefit area wetlands? Little River Wetlands Project's 5K/2K Walk for the Wetlands, presented by Brooks Construction Company, will take place on Saturday, June 11 (8:30 to 11 a.m.) on the nature trails of LRWP's 716-acre Eagle Marsh preserve, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne.
Walkers can join in by fundraising $25 or more for LRWP, with prizes for higher amounts, or they can simply register to walk for a $25 donation per adult, $10 for ages 7-18, children 6 and under free. Walk teams are also welcome.
"Expect to see a lot of wildlife on this very different fundraising walk," says Sean Nolan, LRWP's executive director. "Frogs will be everywhere, you may see a turtle or two, and eagle sightings are entirely possible. This is a noncompetitive walk for people who just want to have a great hike with friends and see everything going on in the marsh while raising money for a good cause."
Participants can start walking anytime between 8:30 and 11 a.m. on June 11 from the Eagle Marsh barn.
Naturalists will introduce walkers to the preserve's plants and animals at interactive stations along the trail, and snacks and other hand-outs will be available.
Walkers who register for a $25 or more donation by May 27 will be given a Walk T-shirt featuring a painted turtle (one of Eagle Marsh's many wetland residents). After that, the shirts will be given out while supplies last.