Archive for the Invasive Species Category

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Survey Comments

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a Community Needs Assessment Survey   The Survey is being conducted to gather crucial feedback about parks, facilities and programs offered to Fort Wayne citizens. A randomly selected group of citizens will receive or have already received a questionnaire in the mail, which can be completed and mailed back in an included postage-paid envelope, or can be completed online following included instructions. To ensure a comprehensive result, those who received Needs Assessment questionnaires are encouraged to complete the survey, even if they do not use most or any Parks and Recreation services. Citizen feedback is vital to the strategic planning efforts of the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, and citizens can participate even if they did not receive a survey in the mail. Save Maumee is requesting you share feedback on this survey by clicking on this link: https://confidential-survey.com/datafile/fortwayneserved1.htm Here are a few comments submitted, regarding the survey. CLICK TO READ SAVE MAUMEE’S ENTIRE COMMENTS HERE Read more

Riverfront Development Meeting with Save Maumee

Riverfront Development Meeting with Save Maumee

Save Maumee’s Meeting Monday December 3, 2018 ~ 7-8:30pm and the group hosted Megan Butler from Riverfront Development for a Q&A at Mad Anthony’s, 2002 Broadway & Taylor Street, Fort Wayne.  Megan called the group because she wants others to see the vision of Riverfront Development and wants Save Maumee and others to know that Riverfront Development is working on water quality issues.  Save Maumee is always looking to open communication to help create a more symbiotic relationship between people who work to improve conditions, because then we all win! Ms. Butler says no question is off limits.  Save Maumee has never been against Riverfront Development.  Our group was present when the Legacy dollars began funding plans of grandeur for our waters edge.  After attending the first two meetings in 2013, it was revealed that, “it is not within the scope of riverfront development to work on water quality issues.”  So time passed and the public was heard and the agencies involved began to develop the plan and came to understand the fact that people want water quality to be considered. Save Maumee is concerned that the Riverfront Development Project is an example of what is happening all over Indiana and the

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Support selective removal of invasive plants

Support selective removal of invasive plants Update: January 23, 2019 Natural Resources Commission adopted a rule that will make dozens of invasive plant species illegal in Indiana pending it pass approval from Governor Eric Holcomb. “This rule takes 44 highly invasive species and makes it illegal to sell or offer for sale, gift, barter, exchange or distribute them,” said Ellen Jacquart, a member of the Invasive Plant Advisory Committee and president of the Indiana Native Plant Society. Was stated in HoosierTimes.com and nwitimes.com The rule would ban transporting, selling or soliciting orders for 44 plant species in Indiana. The state spends an estimated $8.6 million managing invasive plants each year, said Megan Abraham, an entomologist with the state. Invasive plants can often regenerate quicker than native species and cause problems for those plants, especially those that are already threatened or endangered. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources determined that 22 of the invasive plants can be found in nurseries and retail stores, four of which are sold with regularity, Abraham said. She said businesses selling black alder, wintercreeper, amur honeysuckle and common buckthorn should be able to reduce to eliminate their stock while the rule is being reviewed to cause lessRead more

Native Plants $ Trees Save Maumee has planted, 2016 to 2018

CLICK PIC FOR MORE INFORMATION     Save Maumee’s Riparian Buffer Initiative 2016 through 2018 Read more

Support selective removal of invasive plants

SAVE MAUMEE GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION·TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2018 Diversity is Earth’s antibiotic. The new forestry technique is to remove the invasive species in wild areas, and the natives will return.  One does not even have to plant any other plants (although it helps)!  To have the natives return, one just needs to remove the plants that do not belong and nature will take care of the rest! Humans have introduced these non-natives and it will take humans to help get them under control. The native species are better adapted to our climate and have longer taproots to live through drought of flood.  They have adapted over millions of years and this will help keep them hardy and help them to make it through stress caused by climate changes.  Animals in the specific region go hand-in-hand with the plants and have also taken a million years (or so) to adapt and become dependent on the native food sources and habitat these native species of plants provide.  Invasive species are not suitable to our local adapted wildlife.  Be selective in your removal though, because different species of plants should be identified and categorized differently…for example: * Natives – desirable and present previous to

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Callery Pear Invasive Removal over 2 days

Callery Pear Invasive Removal over 2 days
2 Day Callery Pear Tree INVASIVE REMOVAL! Friday October 4, 2019 & Saturday October 5, 2019 BOTH DAYS 9am-4pm LOCATION: Deetz Nature Preserve, 7801-8499 Parrott Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46803 (almost to New Haven)  CROSS STREET WHERE DEETZ NATURE PRESERVE T’s at HARTZELL ROAD and where east PARROTT ROAD TURNS INTO ROSE AVE  ALWAYS ~ RAIN OR SHINE                In October 2018, Save Maumee, New Haven Parks Dept., The Nature Conservancy and Little River Wetlands Project and about 30 volunteers worked to remove invasive species along the ditches, streams, prairie and forest at Deetz Nature Preserve. Learn to identify and remove large callery pear, bush asian honeysuckle and autumn olive! For two days we helped others to identify and remove plants that compete with natural ecosystems. Thank you so much! Being present is the most important thing you can do to be an integral part of the environment! See the 409 trees we have already planted along the streambanks! THANK YOU TO LUSH COSMETICSWhy are they removing these trees?   Crayfish hole healthy moss beautiful day! Pres. broke her foot, but can still be effective with a muddy paw! Lush water bottles passed out by the ladiesRead more