American Bald Eagle excites at Earth Day Fort Wayne

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The Summit City celebrated nature Sunday by teaching families about how to help the planet. The 6th annual Earth Day Fort Wayne was held at the Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve. 

Little River Wetlands Project’s annual celebration offers activities, presentations and learning stations all focused on protecting our natural environment. 

One of the fan favorites was Jefferson the American Bald Eagle, who is a big fan of eating fish. Soarin’ Hawk has had him for six years. He got electrocuted when he was younger learning to how to fly, landed on a power line and now has arthritis in his left elbow.

“We like to educate the public on how important birds of prey are to nature,” Sandy Moore explained. “If something’s wrong with birds of prey, there’s something wrong with the wildlife. There’s something wrong with everything. It’s nice to teach the younger generation on how important everything is, conserving nature.”

Fort Wayne is just a small part of this great earth, but there’s no doubt it’s doing its part to take care of it.

“As with every community, we want clean water, clean air places to run with our kids and so earth day you can come out and learn why wetlands are important or what other conservation groups are doing in our community to help clean up and keep our environment clean,” said Betsy Yankowiak, director of preserves and programs for Little River Wetlands Project.

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