FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): While construction for the riverfront development project won’t start until 2017, something will be put in this April to start the process of making the river more appealing.
Save Maumee‘s 11th Annual Earth Day will be Sunday, April 17. Volunteers will plant 390 trees along the river during the event, according to Save Maumee Vice President Abigail King.
The event is dedicated to protecting the river and its tributaries. The Maumee river gets water from the St. Mary’s and St. Joseph Rivers and eventually flows into Lake Erie.
“Clean and healthy rivers provide everything from clean drinking water to recreational opportunities to fish and wildlife habitat,” said Abigail King, Vice President and Founder of the group.
Volunteers will plant native tree species, which were funded by a grant through the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Great Lake Restoration Initiative.