The City of Fort Wayne will be engaging in a massive construction project to handle sewage that might otherwise flow into our rivers. Read more about it in this interesting article by Dan Stockman of the Journal Gazette. The project will help bring Fort Wayne into compliance with the Clean Water Act and perhaps lead […]
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo provides funding for local and international conservation projects every year. One program, Kids4Nature, incorporates a public vote to determine funding allocation. This year’s Kids4Nature program featured three species: African lions, Javan gibbons, and Sandhill Cranes. All three species received funding, with lions receiving the majority. See more info, like voting […]
There will be another forum to discuss means of ensuring that the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds are kept separate at Little River Wetland Project’s Eagle Marsh, Thursday November 14, 6:30, at the downtown Allen County Public Library auditorium. Follow the link to read the Kevin Kilbane’s News Sentinel report on the planned meeting […]
The Healthy Rivers Initiative (HRI) began acquiring land for conservation purposes in 2010. Recently, close to 500 acres along the Muscatatuck River were added to the Austin Bottoms Conservation Area. Full story from Indiana DNR found here For more information about the HRI click here Austin Bottoms Conservation Area. Photo by: Indiana DNR.
The city of Fort Wayne will likely contract the SWA Group to investigate local rivers. The contracting goal is to determine how land surrounding the rivers may be used in the future. See full story here: http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20131106/LOCAL/311069946/1002/local
Much of what the state knows about its water availability is decades old. Hydrogeologist Jack Wittman is spearheading a project investigating Indiana’s current water supplies and usage. The project may result in policy aimed at protecting the state’s water resources for improved sustainability. Check out the full story below: http://www.chestertontribune.com/Environment/indiana_lawmakers_and_advocates.htm
As part of national compliance with Environmental Protection Agency standards, Fort Wayne began a supplementary water disinfection project almost two years ago. Now complete, the project will have an open house this week. Click here for more info.
Check out Fort Wayne’s News Sentinel story on Kevin McLane! He is a graduate student under Dr. Bruce Kingsbury, Director of the ERC. His Master’s research focuses on urban turtles in the St. Joe River. http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131001/NEWS/130939953/-1/LIVING
IPFW Computer Science students Mark Geller, Matt Rottinger and Mark Mingle began working with ERC director Bruce Kingsbury on designing an online database interface for water quality data from the St. Joseph River and its tributaries. The collaboration is an expansion of the ERC’s project with the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative, a local not […]
Two grad students from Dr. Bruce Kingsbury’s lab, Sasha Tetzlaff and Mike Ravesi, are closing in on finishing their first season of research of the Eastern Massasauga at Camp Grayling in northern Michigan. The massasauga is a candidate for federal listing as threatened by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. We have learned a great […]