Clean Water Institute News


Director of Lycoming College's Clean Water Institute earns environmental award

Melvin Zimmerman, Ph.D., director of Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute, received the Outstanding Coldwater Conservationist, Professional award from the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited at the council’s annual meeting on Sept. 10.

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Results of fish monitoring project show creek restoration efforts are a success

During the past 10 years, fish habitat structures consisting of root wads, log vanes, mudsills and other constructed materials have been placed along streams and creeks in Lycoming County. Three of the projects in the Loyalsock Creek Watershed have involved monitoring by Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute, most recently by senior ecology major Dom Novella of Hastings, Pa.

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Local scientists connect health of Susquehanna River to small mouth bass populations

Local environmental scientists and educators discussed the health of the Susquehanna River and its possible effects on small mouth bass during a meeting of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. About 80 people attended the annual meeting that was held Feb. 11 and 12 at Susquehanna University.

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Lycoming students wow school-aged children with science demonstrations

Several Lycoming College students staffed exhibits at the Science Festival held Feb. 18 on the campus of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. More than 1,400 elementary and middle school students enjoyed the hands-on exhibits and experiments offered by 30 colleges and businesses.

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Lycoming College interns share results of field research at environmental conference

Ten Lycoming College interns shared the results of research they completed over the past year at the 10th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium held at Bucknell University Nov. 13-14. The symposium’s theme was “The River, Its Landscapes, and Our Lives.”

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Lycoming hosts Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies

The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute (CWI) recently hosted the Annual Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies (SRHCES) Summer Intern Meeting on Friday, July 17. Over 40 faculty and student interns from six academic institutions and other partners attended.

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Clean Water Institute supports summer research

Twelve students are spending the summer as interns with the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute (CWI). Several projects are being conducted under the direction of Mel Zimmerman, Ph.D., director of the Clean Water Institute and professor of biology, and Peter Petokas, Ph.D., research associate for the Clean Water Institute.

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Students present and receive awards at Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting

Alec Minnick, a recent graduate with major in biology from Montoursville, received a third place award for his research poster presentation at the 91st Annual Pennsylvania Academy of Science meeting held at Lebanon Valley College on April 9-12. Minnick, along with five other students, also presented research papers at the meeting.

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Students and faculty present at Susquehanna River Symposium

Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI) faculty and student interns presented research findings at the 9th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium, “Science of the River,” held at Bucknell University Nov. 21-22.

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Clean Water Institute supports summer research

Thirteen students are spending their summers as interns with the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute. Several projects are being conducted under the direction of CWI directors Mel Zimmerman, Ph.D., professor of biology, and Peter Petokas, Ph.D., CWI research associate.

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Student is first intern at Camp Victory

Kourtney Mottern, a junior in the sustainable business management track within the business administration major at Lycoming College, has been selected as one of the first summer environmental education interns at Camp Victory, in Millville. The announcement was made by Dr. Peter Petokas, research associate with the College’s Clean Water Institute, and Jamie Huntley, executive director of Camp Victory.

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Biology students present at state conference

Lycoming College biology students and faculty members recently attended the 89th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science held at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford.

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Clean Water Institute announces intern program

Dr. Peter Petokas, research associate at the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute, and the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies (SRHCES) have established a new summer internship program in environmental education at Camp Victory, a camp for special-needs children, near Millville, Pa.

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Clean Water Institute to co-host showing of Green Fire

The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute, in partnership with Pennsylvania College of Technology, will host a free, public showing of the Emmy Award-winning documentary "Green Fire" on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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Students attend sustainability conference

Six students from the Lycoming College Sustainability Committee attended a conference, titled "Making Progress – Working on Climate Change in Pennsylvania Higher Education," at Susquehanna University on Nov. 2. The event was organized by the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC). Information was presented on how Pennsylvania colleges and universities are conducting energy audits and implementing energy efficient technology.

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