The City of Fort Wayne is in need of Greenway Rangers to monitor trails in Aboite Township. A training session for interested individuals will be held July 9 at the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Anyone interested in becoming a Greenway Ranger should contact Dawn Ritchie, Greenways Manager, at 427-6002 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. before July 9.

Greenway Rangers are citizen volunteers who provide a valuable service to the community by monitoring a section of the greenways and trails network on a weekly basis for problems and concerns. There are currently 45 Rangers for the Rivergreenway, but none in the Aboite area. The Ranger program has been a success with strong community support.

Responsibilities of a Greenway Ranger:
  • Each Ranger is assigned a one mile segment of a trail.
  • The Ranger checks the one mile segment at least once per week during the months of April through October, at a minimum. Rangers check the trails for potholes, litter, graffiti, safety problems, and any other concerns.
  • The Ranger is provided special training by the City of Fort Wayne'€™s Greenways Manager and the Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD).
  • The Ranger is issued a polo shirt, an identification card from the FWPD, a lanyard and plastic carrying case for the ID, garbage bags, a litter picker, gloves, a checklist with phone numbers/emails, and a FWPD 911 code card to report problems.
  • Rangers must have cell phones.
  • Rangers must sign a hold harmless form with the City of Fort Wayne.
  • Rangers should be knowledgeable of the entire greenway network to answer trail users'€™ questions. This information will be provided at the training session.