Have you wondered about what a Greenway Ranger is and how you can get involved?
Volunteer Rangers are a vital link to the smooth operation of the Fort Wayne Trails network. Each Ranger gets a 1/2-1 mile section of the trail. He or she checks this section at least once per week from April through October. Rangers look for problems with illegal dumping, graffiti, litter, flood control concerns, safety concerns, etc.
The Ranger reports any maintenance and safety concerns to the Greenways Manager. For emergency situations, the Ranger has direct access to the Fort Wayne Police Department. The Police Department as well as the Greenways Manager, provides training to the Ranger. Finally, the Ranger is given an ID badge, trash bags, gloves, Rivergreenway brochures, and a Ranger vest. Currently, there are 61 Greenway Rangers.
The photo below shows Ranger Bruce Heine, his wife and his cousins in action after a day of landscaping on the corner of Landin/N. River Rd. Be sure to check this area out on your next bike ride.
Ranger Bruce Heine, his wife and cousins.
Adopt A Greenway
This program gives citizens an opportunity to make a difference in the community, to meet people and to take ownership in a very valuable community resource. As we build more trails in the future, we will need more Rangers to patrol these new additions to the greenways network.
This is a program similar to the Adopt A Highway program where organizations agree to adopt a two mile section of the Fort Wayne Trails network and clean it up three times a year for a two year period. In exchange for their assistance, a sign is placed along their section recognizing the group.
Thanks to current participants:
Knights of Columbus and Knights of Our Lady Council 12417
United Methodist Churches-Fort Wayne District
Most Precious Blood Parish Cub & Boy Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 430/Varsity Team 6430
Summit City Bicycle & Fitness
The Power House Youth Center
Hartman Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning
ANG International Guard, NCOAGA
Robinson Chapel UMC-Men's Group
Poop Happens Dog Waste Removal
Active 20-30 Club