Cobus Creek fish get boost from students

Valparaiso University students volunteered their time in Elkhart County this weekend.

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on March 25, 2013 at 3:48 p.m.

ELKHART — Members of the Valparaiso University Biology Club visited Elkhart on Sunday, March 24, to help make Cobus Creek a more hospitable environment for fish.

The club worked at the Elkhart Conservation Club’s property on Cobus Creek as part of the Hoosier Riverwatch program.

The group usually visits Elkhart twice a year, said Greyson Davis, professor of biology at Valparaiso University, who leads the group.

In total, the group has completed more than 50 trips with eight more events planned this spring. The club provides 1,500 hours of service per year to communities in Indiana and Michigan.

Other bodies of the water the club has worked with include the Brandywine Creek, the McCoy Creek and the Dowagiac river in Michigan and the Little Calumet river, Trail Creek and Baugo Creek in Indiana.

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