Little River Wetlands Project raising funds, awareness to protect local outdoor spaces

Published: Aug. 21, 2023 at 10:48 AM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The Little River Wetlands Project protects four main bodies of water in the Little River Watershed, including Eagle Marsh, Arrowhead Preserves, Little River Landing and ButtonBush Bottoms. These comprise of more than 1,300 acres of wetlands in our area.

Chelsea Hile, Director of Development and Engagement for LRWP, says its crucial to preserve these spaces because of the species they’re home to. She adds that you can even find endangered species in the Little River Watershed.

As part of their efforts to educate the public on preserving these spaces, Little River Wetlands Project plans to host their fundraiser, Frogapalooza this week at Sweetwater Sound. Their goal is to raise $50,000 for their work.

If you aren’t able to be a part of their annual fundraiser, they will have a free, educational Monarch Festival on September 10th. Volunteer spots are still available.