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Rotary clubs join effort to reduce nutrient pollution, algae blooms in Lake Erie

Rotary clubs join effort to reduce nutrient pollution, algae blooms in Lake Erie Spring planting time. A forecast of up to 4 inches of rain from Wednesday night through today. It’s a recipe for a potential algae explosion in wester

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A Riverfront View

A Riverfront View By Jeff Wiehe of Fort Wayne Magazine Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 He planned just a short trip, maybe down around a bend and back. That’s what Dan Wire had in mind, at least. Finally, after several weeks of asking, Mayor Tom Henry was paying him a visit.

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A Beautiful Mess: Cover Crops

By the Tri-State Watershed Alliance It’s early May in the Midwest, but for most crops, it’s still too early to start planting. How is it, though, that when passing by some brown fields right now, that you see spots of green or even flowers peeking through? Taking a closer look, you might think that the […]

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Rain Gardens Benefit Area Rivers and Streams

With all the rain we’ve had lately, it’s a perfect illustration of the need to create rain gardens. Rain gardens help capture storm water runoff, preventing it from getting into our area rivers and streams where it can deposit unwanted nutrients and sediment. Read more on rain gardens at and about free rain garden workshops […]

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Dan Wire talks about the new canal boat

Check out this video by AroundFortWayne about the canal boat coming to Fort Wayne’s rivers. Dan Wire, Tri-State Watershed Alliance Executive Director, is featured.

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Tri-State Watershed Alliance Receives Second Contribution Agreement from USDA, NRCS

The Tri-State Watershed Alliance (TSWA) has entered into its second Contribution Agreement (CA) with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), each under the direction of Terry Cosby, Ohio State Conservationist. The CA acts to assist NRCS in addressing nutrient management issues in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) and will provide outreach to producers, […]

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Canal boat to launch soon on Fort Wayne’s rivers

On March 23, 2017, Friends of the Rivers announced that later this spring, a full-sized replica of an 1840s canal boat will be launched on the rivers downtown.  For more on the story, go to

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Water Quality Information Service

Water Quality Information Service (WQIS) data is now online!  Collected by watershed groups since 2002, this information is a resource for researchers, agency officials, and the general public for organizing and presenting water quality data from the St. Joseph, St. Marys, Auglaize and Upper Maumee River watersheds. It is maintained by the St. Joseph River […]

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Update: Riverfront Development

Check out the video by IN|Fort Wayne discussing Phase I of the riverfront development project in downtown Fort Wayne.  It features commentary by Dan Wire, Executive Director of the Tri-State Watershed Alliance.

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Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District 72nd Annual Meeting

Join us for the Allen County SWCD Annual Meeting Please plan to attend the 72nd Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Parkview Mirro Center located at 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne, IN  46845.  Learn from a leading expert in the field of stream bank restoration, Robert Barr.  Mr. Barr is a Fluvial […]

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Redevelopment proposes new riverfront TIF

    News release from the City of Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission proposes rescinding three TIF districts and creating one

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Update on riverfront development efforts

    News release from the City of Fort Wayne: Update on riverfront development efforts

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Upcoming Events

  1. Allen County Soil & Water Conservation District Board Meeting

    December 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  2. 2018 Polar Bear Swim

    January 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - January 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Tri-State Watershed Alliance Board Meeting

    January 9, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
  4. Riverfront Cleanups

    January 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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