The Clean Water Institute (CWI) will provide a forum, a unique link, to the natural resource heritage of North Central Pennsylvania, The West Branch of the Susquehanna River and major tributaries (including, but not limited to, Pine, Loyalsock, Lycoming and Muncy Creeks). The goals of the CWI are to provide:
- SERVICE to local watershed and environmental groups by developing and coordinating internships and independent study projects where Lycoming College students can assist in data collection and analysis of watershed projects.
- EDUCATION and training programs, seminars and workshops on environmental issues, stream restoration, habitat improvement and water quality will be offered to watershed groups, schools and other public forums. An archive of historical water quality data will be assembled and updated with information from ongoing projects and made available to the public.
- ANALYSIS by our water testing laboratory will provide watershed groups with technical assistance in design, collection and interpretation of water chemistry, macroinvertebrate, plankton and fish data.