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The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute (CWI) hosted the annual summer intern gathering of the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Science (SRHCES) on Friday, July 22.
The SRHCES – consisting of Bloomsburg University, Bucknell University, Kings College, Lock Haven University, Lycoming College and Susquehanna University, as well as Geisinger Environmental Health Institute – promotes collaboration in research, provides environmental education, improves water quality and addresses other environmental concerns related to the Susquehanna River Watershed.
The organization's geographic focus is the entire West Branch and lower North Branch of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania.
In 2010-11, approximately 30 interns supported by more than eight foundations completed a variety of projects including Susquehanna River water quality monitoring, acid mine remediation, hellbender population monitoring and unassessed waters fish surveys.
The interns will present a poster session on their summer research at a River Symposium in October at Bucknell University.
Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.