LRWP statement as issued Wednesday:
Little River Wetlands Project will hold its third annual Walk for the Wetlands to raise funds for its wetland nature preserves and free nature programs at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16 at Eagle Marsh, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne.
To be guaranteed a Walk T-shirt and goodie bag, walkers must pre-register by Friday, June 1 at lrwp.org/walk or by mailing a registration form to LRWP, 2403 Fairoak Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46809. The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for youth ages 7-17, and kids up to age 6 are free (but will not receive a T-shirt or goodie bag).
This year’s Walk will open at 9 a.m. for registration/sign-in at the Eagle Marsh barn. All walkers will gather at 10 a.m. and head out together on the trails, with both 2K and 5K routes available.
Volunteer naturalists stationed near the registration area will tell participants about the wildlife, plants and habitats they may see along the preserve’s nature trails.
Walkers can also raise more funds to support LRWP’s work of wetlands restoration by creating their own fundraising page at the online registration site and sending it to family and friends. Or, they can just solicit funds from others and bring the money to the event. The top 10 fundraisers will earn special prizes.
LRWP invites everyone to enjoy the beauty of Eagle Marsh while supporting wetlands restoration at Walk for the Wetlands 2012. More information at www.lrwp/walk