Fort Wayne City Utilities will offer a rare look at the Camp Scott Wetlands from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m. Saturday, September 23 at 3615 Oxford Street.
From 10-11 members of the Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society will lead a free guided botanical walk around the three-quarter mile path to let visitors experience the natural beauty of Camp Scott. The wetlands provide a natural habitat for song birds, water birds and other animals.
The Camp Scott Wetlands are operated by Fort Wayne City Utilities. These wetlands were constructed to collect, store and treat stormwater runoff from nearby neighborhoods. The stormwater from Camp Scott goes to a massive underground storage tank at the park and is then pumped to the wetlands.
During World War II, a portion of the property was home to an Army training facility and later to a prisoner of war camp.