Cobbs Creek students to be honored for identifying source of fish kill

    Last month, a group of Cobbs Creek students came upon a fish kill in the creek. Today, they’ll be honored for their work with their Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center Summer program and their efforts to identify the source of the kill.

    The Philadelphia Water Department will present Wendella Willis, Aaron Henry, Jean Marie Elican, Kamal Gatewood, Tiffany Tillman, Raekwon Purnell, Janelli Villafane, Shidea Graham, Josephine Horne and Andrew Simms with “Watershed Hero Awards” at the education center.

    With the help of their teachers, the students discovered a nearby construction site was draining chlorinated water into the creek. Authorities were able to stop the drain to prevent future fish kills.

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