Category Archives: Water Quality

River Camp 2016: Extended Deadline!

The deadline for this year’s River Camp has been extended from June 11th to June 20th!

Register your children today by calling 427-6000 or online at

River Camp is made possible by multiple partnerships between the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and local organizations, all focused on helping kids 8-12 years of age gain a better understanding on our local waterways.

Camp will be held at Shoaff Park Riverlodge July 5th – 8th from 9 am to 3 pm. For more information and a full list of partners, please click this link to the flyer: River Camp flyer.

Fort Wayne Project Completion Reduces Pollution in St. Joseph River

WBOI News recently reported on the completion of a project in Fort Wayne to decrease the amount of sewage overflow into the St. Joseph River.  Fort Wayne’s sewers would overflow during heavy rains, whouch would carry sewage and pollution into the river, and a 2008 mandate required that Fort Wayne and other cities had to reduce the number of overflows.

The city managed to complete the project four years ahead of schedule and cost less than they expected by increasing utility rates.

Click the following link below for the report by Lisa Ryan at WBOI news: Project Reduces Pollution


Downtown Stewardship Center concept gets some MORE press

Pathway running over vegetation and water towards a line of buildings highlighted by sunlight with a clear blue skyHow would you like to have this in Fort Wayne??




For an update on this thread, check out this nice piece by Lisa Ryan of WBOI, or local NPR channel.

Fort Wayne Riverfront Development Could Include Environmental Center

The ERC’s director Bruce Kingsbury is working with the City of Fort Wayne and others on the concept of a downtown facility focusing on environmental stewardship and sustainability. It is proposed as part of the Riverfront Fort Wayne Development and would help the community pursue the goals of enhancing the economy, providing additional recreational opportunities, and protecting and restoring the rivers and other habitats.

For previous coverage, read the recent article in the News Sentinel here.