Fort Wayne celebrates World Wetlands Day

Environmental and land conservation organizations celebrated World Wetlands Day with free activities for the community.

Posted: Feb 2, 2019 10:00 PM
Updated: Feb 3, 2019 7:18 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Environmental and land conservation organizations celebrated marking World Wetlands Day with free activities for the community.

The organizations along with Fort Wayne Utilities held these activities to raise public awareness of wetland values and benefits and promote the conservation and use of wetlands.

Wetlands are pieces of land that consist of marshes or swamps.

These activities include seminars, and nature walks.
The Little River Wetlands Project put together a wetland seed propagation class.

"We are doing a wetland seed propagation class in partnership with the Indiana Native Plant Society. It's a class to learn about how to gather seeds, store seeds, prepare seeds,and then germinate seeds so we can continue to grow the plants that belong here in Northeast Indiana," Betsy Yankowiak Director of Preserves and Programs for Little River Wetlands Project said.

February 2nd of every year is designated to World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about their purpose on our planet.

Article Comments

Fort Wayne
Broken Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 64°
Angola
Broken Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 63°
Huntington
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 64°
Decatur
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 61°
Van Wert
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 61°
Rain moving in on Monday
WFFT Radar
WFFT Temperatures
WFFT National

Community Events