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Catching Rain Wetlands Passport Tour

Explore nature’s hidden gems

Discover the beauty of your local wetlands  with City Utilities’ Catching Rains team on Saturday, May 18 for the Wetlands Passport Tour.

This FREE event will take you to three of Fort Wayne’s natural wetlands – Beckett’s Run, Eagle Marsh, and Camp Scott Wetlands.


9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Beckett’s Run

 Parking: 817 W Dupont Road (Salomon Farm Park)

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Eagle Marsh (6801 Engle Rd)

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1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Camp Scott Wetlands (3700 Oxford St)

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All guests will receive a Wetlands Passport that you can get stamped at all 3 wetland locations. Be sure to visit ALL three sites for a pair complimentary binoculars (while supplies last). This event will also include a native plant giveaway at Eagle Marsh!


What You Might See

Step away from concrete sidewalks and busy streets for a while and become in tune with the sounds of nature – from rippling water to singing birds. The wetlands tour will allow you a chance to learn about the importance of wetlands, watersheds, and water quality. You’ll also get the chance to see rare plants and birds you may not see on your daily stroll in your neighborhoods.

Camp Scott Tour 2023

Plants, Trees, Birds

  • Plants such as Aster, Corneflower, Gaillardia’s, Daisy, Poppy, Primrose, Black-Eyed Susan,  Butterfly Milkweed
  • Native trees such as Shagbark Hickory, Pin Oak, Red Oak, Cottonwood, Ash & Red Maple Abound.
  • Birds of prey such as hawks and falcons
  • Songbirds: Cedar Waxwings, Grey Catbirds, Eastern Phoebes, Red-Winged Blackbirds, Indigo Buntings, Downy Woodpeckers, Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks
  • A variety of frogs and turtles

Why Wetlands Matter

Wetlands help remove excess nutrients, toxic substances and other pollutants from water that flows through them, which helps the health and water quality in our communities. They are also effective in removing toxic pollutants such as pesticides, metals, and storm water runoff. To learn more about the importance of wetlands, click here.

Red-Winged Blackbird
Red-Winged Blackbird
Black-Eyed Susan
Black-Eyed Susan