From the Manchester College Archives

News Release


7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 23

Flory Auditorium, Science Center, Manchester College

Public meeting reveals results

of Eel River monitoring, outreach

Area residents and businesses – from livestock producers and farmers to business leaders and other concerned citizens – are invited to a public meeting about the progress of the $1 million Middle Eel River Watershed Initiative on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Scientists, conservationists and a philanthropist will present at the meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in Flory Auditorium on the second floor of the Science Center at Manchester College.

On the agenda:
...Update on the Watershed Management Plan
...2009 water monitoring results
...Best management practices; District Conservationist Rick Duff of the Miami County Natural Resources Conservation Service
...Schedule of events, including High School Day, River Cleanup Day and Canoe Float

The $1 million Middle Eel River Watershed Initiative serves a 30-mile stretch between North Manchester and Mexico, Ind. The river is on the “impaired” list of the Environmental Protection Agency for its excessive levels of E. coli, PCBs, mercury and other pollutants.

Manchester College leads the Initiative, collaborating with Wabash, Kosciusko and Miami county agencies, organizations, landowners and others. For more information, contact the watershed coordinator, Terri Michaelis at 260-982-5101 or

February 2010

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