IWF Members – July 11th Walking Tour of Eagle Marsh:
Eagle Marsh is the second most vulnerable place where Asian Carp could enter the Great Lakes. On the tour you will see the temporary “carp fence” across the Eagle Marsh - where the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds meet, and learn about the plans to construct levees to permanently separate these two huge basins.
- Eagle Marsh is a 716-acre wetland nature preserve located on the southwest border of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
- Ten+ miles of trails allow hikers to access the preserve's varied habitats of shallow-water wetland, sedge meadow, prairie, mature forest and young trees.
- 28 bird and two amphibian species endangered or of special concern in Indiana.
- Bald eagles are often found at the preserve and have a nest just off the property
- Preliminary results of the Bioblitz survey just completed found an estimated 250 species of native plants and 73 bird species were indentified along with many other exciting finds.
PLEASE RSVP before Thursday, July 10th to firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-875-9453
Please bring a sack lunch. IWF will provide water and soft drinks.
Wear waterproof boots as the walk thru the Marsh can be wet and muddy.
Meet at Eagle Marsh 11am, Friday, July 11th 2014
6801 Engle Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Directions to Eagle Marsh: click here. Park at the Barn.
The tour will wrap up around 2:30 pm.