Wander the Wetlands at Camp Scott in Fort Wayne
Join Fort Wayne City Utilities and the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) for an open house and botanical walk at the Camp Scott constructed wetlands on September 23 from 9 AM until 1 PM. At 10 AM, INPAWS will host a botanical walk around the wetlands to see and identify native plants.
The wetlands was constructed in the early 2000s as part of Fort Wayne's efforts to reduce basement backups and flooding in several neighborhoods around McMillen Park. Rain water runoff that is collected in newly installed storm sewers flows to a large tank under the park and is then pumped to the wetlands where it is stored and receives some water quality treatment before it is released to the Maumee River. The wetlands is located at 3615 Oxford Street in Fort Wayne. It encompases property adjacent to a World War II military training facility and prisoner of war camp named Camp Scott. Prior to development as a wetlands, the site was a marshy area where trash and debris had accumulated.
In addition to the guided walk, there will be childrens' activities, goodie bags to take home and light refreshments.