Children’s Zoo to host river cleanup on June 15

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is hosting its first Spring into Action River Cleanup on June 15th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Zoo Education Center, 600 Franke Park Drive.

Zoos and aquariums across North American are throwing a party for the planet and are inviting all families, community groups and individuals of all ages to help clean up the Spy Run Creek. The event will include special activities and engagements for children, youth and adults, all led by Teens for Nature volunteers.

Participants should wear suitable footwear and clothing and are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles to stay hydrated. Water coolers will be provided for refills. This event is free to the public.

The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is northeast Indiana’s largest tourist attraction, hosting more than 600,000 guests annually. The Zoo is also a conservation leader, contributing more than $280,000 annually to local, regional, and international efforts to protect wild animals and habitats. The Zoo cares for more than 1400 animals and participates in 63 cooperative species survival plans.

The Zoo receives no tax dollars for operations. Its operations are funded entirely by earned revenue and donations. Zoo opens daily at 9 a.m. and is open until 7 p.m. until Labor Day.