Fort Wayne City Utilities has created a wetland area on the City’s southeast side to store and treat stormwater runoff, located at 3615 Oxford Street. Stormwater from several neighborhoods around McMillen Park goes to a massive storage tank at the park and is then pumped to the wetlands. The wetlands also provides a natural habitat for song birds, water birds and other animals.
Fort Wayne provides tours of the wetlands by appointment. Contact site manager Susan Beck to arrange a tour for your group. Susan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 311.
During World War II, a portion of the property that is now a wetland was home to an Army training facility and later to a prisoner of war camp.
Download a brochure about the Camp Scott Wetlands.
Want to learn more about wetlands? The Environmental Protection Agency has many fact sheets that provide information.