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Eel River near Mexico, Ind.

Manchester Eel River project on national 'Waters to Watch' list
Jerry Sweeten, professor of biology and director of the Environmental Studies Program, shared some great news for Manchester University.

The National Fish Habitat Partnership has unveiled its list of 10 “Waters to Watch” for 2016, recognizing a collection of rivers, streams, estuaries, lakes and watershed systems that will benefit from strategic conservation efforts to protect, restore or enhance their current condition. Here’s the release.

The Eel River Initiative, a collaboration led by Manchester University, is among the 10 recognized for voluntary, locally driven projects that represent some of the top conservation activities throughout the nation. Here’s more about the northern Indiana project:

Media interested in this story may contact Jerry Sweeten, Ph.D., MU professor of biology and director of environmental studies, at 260-982-5307 or Please leave a message. He is often in the field and not available for immediate response.

June 2016

Related: The 8th Annual Eel River Canoe Float is Saturday, Aug. 13, with registration and safety meeting at 9 a.m.