TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT!

Greetings River Lovers ~ Happy Pre-Spring! Save Maumee Logo
Upcoming Save Maumee Events ~ Working to improve your waterways all year long!
TODAY ~ Saturday February 26, 2011 Save Maumee Presents another FUN & educational evening!
Enjoy yourself at Dash-In with us and live entertainment to celebrate awareness and forward progress coupled with great LIVE MUSIC and delicious FOOD & DRINKS and door prizes!
Who is playing:     Sounds of Saturn      9pm-11pm –  cosmic vibrations & instrumental jazz
Les Nester               11:30pm- 2 am-ish – scintillating sound
Location: Dash-In (814 Calhoun Street, downtown Fort Wayne, IN 46802)
Time: 9pm-2am (ish)
Age: 21+,
Cost to improve your waterways: $3 cover OR $5 gets you in the door AND in the raffle for door-prizes:
What door prize?: Neuhouser Nursery Gift Basket, The Green Dog-dog bathing, and Fort Wayne Outfitters/Bike Depot compostable water bottle/t-shirt and free canoe/kayak rental for 2, Save Maumee T-Shirts, $25 GAS Gift Certificate, Hall’s Gift Certificates! ~Drawing throughout the evening…Must be present to win.
Check out Facebook Invitation HERE
All proceeds go to riverbank restoration materials for Save Maumee’s 6th Annual Earth Day 2011!
Other Upcoming Events for 2011

  • Sunday April 17, 2011 ~ Save Maumee’s 6th Annual Earth Day!  11am-4pm on Niagara Dr. on the north side of the Maumee River.
    Fun includes clean-up and planting, Soaring Hawk presentation, Horse Tours, river and environmental education, and so much more!
    Click here for more Earth Day Details
  • Date (?weekend after Earth Day?) TBA – Mother Bed Planting – at the Save Maumee / Top Notch Tree Service Greenhouse
  • September 17, 2011–  4th Annual Canoe Clean Up, Can YOU Clean Up?  11am- 4pm Free canoes from Fort Wayne Outfitters Bike Depot with ID.  Spend a fun day with family and friends on the river cleaning up and educating yourself!  Canoe Clean-Up Details HERE
  • October 4 OR 24, 2011- 3rd Annual Seed Harvest at Fox Island Nature Preserve 1pm – 4pm, exact date to be announced depending harvesting availability.   Seed Harvest Details HERE

We have also discussed having ACTION MEETINGS.  We meet and discuss our plan of what to do in a time frame of 1 month.
Suggestions have included so far:

  • “I will go with a friend of mine and pick up trash and record it and put it on YouTube by next month.”
  • “My plan of action is to make a poster board with all the water related issues locally, so people can understand through cartoons.”
  • “I will write an article of how I feel about our waterways for Save Maumee Blog by next month.”
  • “My band will play for a Save Maumee Benefit.”
  • “I will go to represent northeast Indiana and Save Maumee in Washington D.C. for Clean Water Week the first week in March.”
  • “I will write my views about pollution in my water and send it to my Congressman, Senators and House of Representatives.”

THIS is how grassroots organizing does it! Everyone just does one thing with their talents… and 30 goals can be accomplished in one month!  We all have different talents and Save Maumee is willing and able to put them to good use to benefit our rivers.  Since we are all unpaid volunteers it takes a community to improve WATER QUALITY.  We are looking for input (and action) on our non-traditional ways to move forward and progress towards cleaner water!

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