VICTORIES FOR OUR RIVERS 2014

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HALLOWEEN Costume Ball  October 31, 2014 at Wunderkammer Company

CLICK HERE for a description of the evening! OPENING, October 31st: “The Fall”, “Bizarre Bazaar”, and “Bush League”

This was an event that had been almost a year in the making, 52 artists came together to make the most Bizarre Bazaar in the Fall… A Fun_Raiser for Save Maumee with the help of our local art community!  Everyone wore their scary, silly, historic, cute, funny, political or celebrity, ridiculous or moth-ridden closet-wear costumes!  Plans for more great fun are coming together! Wonderkammer Company works to revitalize communities through contemporary art.   This will be one fundraiser you will not want to miss! FREE admission. FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK THE FACEBOOK PAGE HERE!

 


EVERY TUESDAY ~ THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER ~ WAS KIDS DAY!

Click to find out more about Save Maumee on the riverbanks with children and their parents from August through October 14th’s Grand Finale….

SMGO Vice Pres. & Founder walks with the children on the Maumee River near her home.

SMGO Vice Pres. & Founder walks with the children on the Maumee River near her home.

Kids Day Tuesdays!

Families in North Anthony Neighborhood Association help to Improve the Maumee River directly on the Maumee ~ A.K.A. “So. Ken.” ~ for Southern Kensington Blvd.

Marissa Renz - teaching the river rascals about plants and their importance on riverbanks

Marissa Renz – teaching the river rascals about plants and their importance on riverbanks

SMGO Secretary and youth take a breathtaking view of the Maumee from the new North Anthony Bridge.

SMGO Secretary and youth take a breathtaking view of the Maumee from the new North Anthony Bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

October 14 – Tuesday 1st Annual Member Meeting 6pm

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The 2014 Kids Summer FUN ends… on October 14th at our Annual Membership Meeting.  Location will be at Glasgow Avenue and Maumee Avenue at Memorial Park Pavilion ~ Members ONLY ~   so become a member today!

 


October 18 – Saturday 7th Annual Seed Harvest

HOLD ON ~ BEFORE YOU FLY AWAY - MORE FUN HERE

HOLD ON ~ BEFORE YOU FLY AWAY – MORE FUN HERE

Little River Wetland Project from noon-4pm  – If you would like to see what we have harvested in the past and what we plant on local waterways CLICK HERE:


 

September 20 – Saturday        7th Annual Canoe Clean-Up, Can YOU Clean-Up?

Fort Wayne Outfitters / Bike Depot –  11am – 3pm – Click link above for full details


September 3 – Wednesday

Save Maumee was featured as New Haven Farmers Market’s Non-Profit of the week.  Support home grown and created goodies and join us next year for education and shopping at Schnelker Park, New Haven, IN


August 30 – Saturday Wells Street Community Festival

Historic Wells Street Bridge on Cass Street ~ YES it was the whole street!  Pyroscope Entertainment, Live local bands, Red Cross, CPR, MMA trainer for Martial Arts, Eagle Marsh/Little River Wetlands Project, YOGA, children’s activities…and of course Save Maumee was out promoting local water quality!

Three Rivers Festival – Parade & Raft Race – July 2014

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Three Rivers Festival 2014 - Raft Race & Parade

Three Rivers Festival 2014 – Raft Race & Parade

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Watershed groups come together to work on surface water issues in Fort Wayne.

Watershed groups come together to work on surface water issues in Fort Wayne

SMGO members and volunteers haul the rescued plants to safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Native American on the virgin prairie being ground under due to a new road to connect Spy Run Extended to Clinton Street

SMGO on the virgin prairie being ground under due to a new road to connect Spy Run Extended to Clinton Street


 

Virgin Prairie Plant Rescue

This effort was arranged by LRWP & MVHC and Save Maumee Grassroots Organization. Groups worked together to assess this virgin prairie.  It has not been disturbed since white man populated this area.  Rescue was necessary to preserve the native species from this area and repopulate through seed distribution to other nature preserves to protect the integrity of the natives in the area.   The plants will be replanted in appropriate areas along the Maumee and its tributaries for Save Maumee’s 9th Annual Earth Day in April 2015.

August 16 & 17th 2014 ~ MAP HERE:  behind Turnstone between Clinton Street & Spy Run Extended – this area was a Native American campground first, then became a pump station area for the Erie Canal!

This is a lesson in preserving our native species diversity, to make the plant lineage cross pollinate with current species along the rivers and nature preserves; making the native plants, stronger and more resistant to disease, flooding and drought.

Frost-King showing-off plants preserved from the site

Zack Doctor working to Save the Maumee!

Sean Loshe helps!

behind Turnstone – this “driveway” is being created through the virgin prairie

Celia Garza

Volunteers were excited to save the prairie and improve riverbanks on the Maumee with our replanting efforts.

 

 

taking-turns taking a break in the shade! One sure understands the value of shade after a hard day on the prairie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Fox Island Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon Series 2014 -August 17, 2014

Save Maumee Board Members were there to talk to participants about the benefits of water quality in the Upper Maumee Watershed. For information on the Event: http://tristatetriathlon.org/fox-island-sprint.php

 

Reaching out and speaking with spectators at Triathlon.

Reaching out and speaking with spectators at Triathlon.

Fox Island fog delayed the participants for hours, but what a beautiful morning! !

Fox Island fog delayed the participants for hours, but what a beautiful morning!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Haven Parks & Recreation –  August 23 – Children Program at  Schnelker Park, New Haven, IN – Save Maumee spoke to the participants at this FREE and FUN program! 


EARTH WEEK 2014  ~ READ MORE BY CLICKING ON THE PICTURE!

SMGO took 20 of our Members down the entire length of the Maumee ~ 141 miles over 9 days on the river.

SMGO took 20 of our Members down the entire length of the Maumee ~ 141 miles over 9 days on the river.