Category Archives: Wildlife

Share the Trails: National Trail Day hosted by ACRES

Want to help wildlife in your backyard?

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Registration is now open for our upcoming “Helping Wildlife at Home” program, geared towards children ages 5-12. We will meet in the ERC: room G53 on the ground floor of the Science Building on the IPFW campus. The program runs from 11 am – 1 pm.

It’s free to attend, but registration is required by either phone (260-481-5725) or email ( When registering, please tell us how many people in your party will be attending and provide a contact name, phone number and/or email for your group. Our program is limited to 30 people.

Helping Wildlife at Home
June 11th 2016

You don’t always have to go miles out into the wilderness to experience and help nature. Discover fun facts about native plants and animals and simple ways to make your backyard a certified wildlife habitat. Make a toad abode and receive seeds from wildflowers to plant so you can provide a hangout for animals that visit your house.

2016 Conservation Camp

The 2016 Conservation Camp, hosted by the Fort Wayne Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, is now open for registration until May 30th.

The camp is held at the Izzak Walton League facility and is geared towards children ages 6 – 15. The camp runs from June 20 – 24 during the afternoon with an optional family overnight event that Friday. There is also a Counselor-in-training program for teenagers age 16 – 17.

This day camp focuses on discovery and exploration of the natural world, with hands-on, outdoor learning. Activities include nature programs/speakers, archery, fishing, hiking, conservation projects, and outdoor living skills. Spaces are limited, though!

Fees are $78 for member’s children and grandchildren, and $88 for non-members. Contact Jackie Dispenza for scholarship forms.

For registration, please see the Camp registration brochure linked here: camp registration brochure 2016.

You may e-mail the completed application or snail-mail it to:
Jackie Dispenza,
12621 Leo Rd.,
Ft. Wayne, IN  46845.

If you have any questions, call Jackie at 260 449-3244 or Heather Hoover at 260 418-1407.