Participants supported the waterways through Pedal Paddle Play

FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) – The 6th Annual Pedal, Paddle & Play event took place Saturday at Promenade Park. Participants had the opportunity to experience the land and water trails of Northeast Indiana through a scavenger hunt, while raising funds for them.

“We are raising funds for the Northeast Indiana Water Trails, which are aimed at improving access and safety along the 567 miles of running water in Northeast Indiana,” said Kyle Quant. “I think events like these are great for the community, it just helps bring everyone together for a common cause and it helps improve outdoor recreation in our area.”

Funds raised from Pedal, Paddle and Play this year will be used to continue the Trail Head signage program for the 87 boat access sites in the whitewater waters of northeast Indiana. Quandt said the event typically brings in around $ 5,000.

“[The money] does a lot to put up orientation and information signs along the trails and work with communities to set up access sites, ”said Quandt.

Those who attended this year’s event had the opportunity to participate virtually or in person. Due to the high water, a nature walk replaced the event’s “paddle” functionality.

The after-party at Auer Lawn included cool drinks from Trubble Riverfront and briefings with various environmental groups.

If you weren’t able to attend Saturday’s event but still want to donate, click here.

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