The construction of an earthen berm in Eagle Marsh will resume work this spring to prevent the invasion of Asian carp and other aquatic nuisance species from entering the Great Lakes or Mississippi River. The work, which commenced this fall, succeeded in clearing vegetation and trees from the existing berm and installing an erosion-controlled fence. […]
Texas-based SWA Group, the consultants spearheading the riverfront development project in Fort Wayne, have released a visual draft of their construction goals. The imagery includes anticipated plans, ranging from a riverside promenade to an adventure playground. An online survey open to the public allows locals to rank which project features are most important to them. […]
A few weeks ago on a brisk autumn day in Fort Wayne, paddlers participated in the ‘Flow the St. Joe’ event. The educational river tour was sponsored by our friends at the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative. Despite chilly conditions that day, river-goers had a blast. Check out photos from their adventure!
Fort Wayne’s City Utilities was recently recognized by the global Water Environmental Federation for its outreach and education efforts. These include online and published materials on rain garden construction, drinking water, watershed quality, composting, and other environmental topics. In addition to media, City Utilities representatives give talks, provide internships, and connect with local businesses and […]
Want to help shape the future of Fort Wayne? Representatives from the city-sponsored Riverfront Fort Wayne project are hosting two opportunities to do so. Officials and architects invite the public to join them on a river walk to discuss visions for the future of Fort Wayne’s riverfront development. The tours will be held on Monday […]
Plans to construct a berm at Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve in Fort Wayne are moving forward. The berm will function as a barrier- one to prevent invasive species (primarily Asian carp) from ultimately infiltrating the Great Lakes water system. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources requested companies to bid to undertake the construction project. The DNR […]
Fort Wayne, IN – A recreational and educational canoe and kayak trip, Flow the St. Joe, from Spencerville to Leo-Cedarville will be held on Saturday, October 4. This is part of the on-going efforts of the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative and Fort Wayne City Utilities to improve water quality in the St. Joseph River […]
The algal blooms around Toledo and the subsequent loss of safe water from the tap was an interesting wake-up call for many. As we wonder about the causes of this event, we must look in part to ourselves as contributors to the problem. Here’s a good article on some of the issues by Kevin Kilbane of […]
The City of Fort Wayne will host the next round of public meetings with the City’s riverfront consultant, SWA Group, this Wednesday and Thursday. Both meetings will take place downtown at the main branch of the Allen County Public Library in the theater (downstairs!). The meetings are set for: * Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 5:30-7:30 p.m. […]
IPFW’s Robert Gillespie received funding from the city to track water quality in Fort Wayne, working with his students. Read about it in the Journal Gazette.