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Earth Day Fort Wayne is the largest Earth Day celebration in the Fort Wayne community, drawing more that 2,500 participants. This year’s event, to be held at the Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, will highlight the work of dozens of conservation partners, including businesses, educational institutions, government agencies and local environmental organizations. Speakers will include Dr. Joel Pontius of Goshen College, who will explore how the practice of foraging for food can be a pathway into deeper relationship, reciprocity and intimacy with the places we inhabit. Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center will bring live raptors for an education program. Little River Wetlands Project will screen a documentary series it produced, Video History of the Great Marsh, and will host a dozen education stations for participants of all ages to learn about wetlands, wildlife, ecological restoration and pollinators. Attendees will be able to help plant native plants for pollinators in the marsh or take a native plant home. Local food trucks will offer refreshments, and vendors will sell art, environmentally sound products, honey and native plants.
This free event is ADA accessible and handicap parking is available.
For more information, contact Little River Wetlands Project at 260.478.2515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Pontius’s talk is sponsored by Indiana Humanities through the Unearthed Speakers Bureau. The Video History of the Great Marsh received support from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.