Archive for the Riparian Buffer Category

OPPOSE SB398 – appeals state regulated wetland laws

OPPOSE SB398 – appeals state regulated wetland laws
Update: February 2, 2021 - SB389 passed in the State Senate and is headed to the House. Call today to tell your Indiana House Representatives NO on SB 389! Here’s what happens: Call (317) 232-9600 to get the Indiana House of Representatives switchboard. Tell the operator you want to leave a message for your rep regarding a bill. If you don’t know your rep they can likely look it up. (When they answer the phone they usually know your name due to caller ID). IF you want to know your representative check out this website: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/ They will ask you what bill. You say SB 389. They will say: Support or oppose? You say Oppose. Or if you’re me you say something *slightly* more emphatic but they only record “oppose.” They say “Your comment has been recorded.” You say “Thank you.” The entire process takes 1 minute. PRO TIP: Save this number in your phone under your State Senator contact card so you never have to look it up again and it becomes the easiest call you’ll ever make! Please call today!! FEB 1, 2021 UPDATE: SB 389 passed in the Indiana Senate, and is now headed to the Indiana House.Read more

Rose Ave. Rehabilitation

Rose Ave. Rehabilitation
Save Maumee’s Work Site 2021 501 Rose Ave. New Haven, IN 46774 Rose Ave Specification Plan Implemented in 2020 thanks to Great Lakes Restoration Grant through the USDA Forest Service October 18, 2020 Completed planting over 3 days Added 550 trees (25% shrubs & 75% trees) 1,400 linear feet by 64 feet wide of invasive removal (>square feet) & large trash removal of historic rubbish This is a private property site, but we are inviting you to come help make it better with us on event days! DO NOT DRIVE OR PARK ON THE HILL Please leave only footprints and take only TRASH. Stay on the paths Do not move wood, stones, plants/trees, wildlife and please be respectful. IDEM update Sept 1 2020: water testing & regulatory correspondence  IDEM update 2020 December: site photos & maps Trier and Bullerman converging HUC12 Watershed Map CLICK HERE FOR ALL SAVE MAUMEE’S UPCOMING EVENTS   See the pictures from: 2020 October 3-Day Tree Planting of 550 trees at Rose Ave. 2020 Earth Day Trash Clean Up at Rose Ave Please click to fill out Please sign the LIABILITY WAIVER PDF CLICK HERE TO EMAIL IT! Our projects heart & soul is in ourRead more

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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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

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