The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department has initiated a riparian management plan that will improve and protect the shoreline and water quality for generations to come.
View the City of Fort Wayne's Riparian Management Plan
Riparian photos before/after a portion of Bloomingdale Park was worked on.
Volunteers Needed for Riverfront Cleanups (Riparian Management)
If you would like to participate in a Riverfront cleanup, please follow this link to find the scheduled time that works best for you. If you have a group of 10 or more volunteers, please contact Dan Wire at 260-427-6408 to arrange a cleanup for your group. Sign up online!
Volunteers will clip honeysuckle limbs from bushes, cut down the remaining trunks with handsaws and carry the brush to an area in the park. All tools and work gloves will be provided. The honeysuckle stems are not prickly and the brush isn’t heavy. This is a family-friendly activity so children are welcome, too. Please dress for the weather! Close-toed shoes, like tennis shoes, are recommended.
Thanks to over 580 volunteers who dedicate 2,060 hours annually by removing 18.25 tons of invasive plants and 344 tons of trash from banks and waterways.
Pictures of Before/After Work on Various Projects
Old Fort Before
Old Fort After
Spy Run Before
Spy Run After