Clean Water Institute News


Lycoming College presents author and photographer Tim Palmer

Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI) will host author and photographer Tim Palmer for a talk on his book, “Wild and Scenic River: An American Legacy,” on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in room G-11 of the Heim Building on the College campus.

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Lycoming’s Clean Water Institute provides educational workshop, water testing aboard the Hiawatha

Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI) took part in the Middle Susquehanna River Keeper’s floating classroom program aboard the Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat in Williamsport on July 10. The CWI presented a workshop focused on water quality of the West Branch Susquehanna River and requested that community participants bring a water sample from their local stream or creek for testing.

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Students engage in summer research through Lycoming’s Clean Water Institute

Eleven students from Lycoming College are participating in a ten-week summer internship through the College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI). The student interns will complete a variety of projects focused on Susquehanna River and tributary water quality monitoring, PA Unassessed Waters Fish surveys, and work associated with the Waterdale Environmental Center and the new Lycoming College field station on the Loyalsock Creek.

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Lycoming’s hellbender research advances Senate bill for first ever Pennsylvania state amphibian

The eastern hellbender is one step closer to becoming Pennsylvania’s first ever official state amphibian with the passing of Senate Bill 658, a collaborated effort of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Pennsylvania Student Leadership Council and Lycoming College’s Clean Water Institute (CWI). The bill advocates for the hellbender to be appointed the state amphibian due to its natural ability to indicate water quality — a characteristic that they believe would make the hellbender a mascot for clean water and an ideal representation of the state. Though many Pennsylvania natives might be learning about the animal for the first time as a result of the bill, members of the Lycoming College community are no strangers to the hellbender, since the College’s biology department and CWI have been studying the creature for years.

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Wall Street Journal: Students Asked Lawmakers to Honor a Salamander. Then Things Got Weird

The Wall Street Journal weighed in Lycoming’s campaign to make the Eastern Hellbender the Pennsylvania State Amphibian. The story featured a photo of Research Associate Peter Petokas and students. Read about it here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/students-asked-lawmakers-to-honor-a-salamander-then-things-got-weird-1512148133

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Scientist from Pennsylvania State University addresses link between energy use and climate change

The average American eats about 2,000 calories per day, creating the equivalent of about 100 watts of energy. Each American uses more than 10,000 watts of energy in heating, cooling, lighting, and other beneficial energy use. Currently, 83 percent of that energy usage is created by fossil fuels.

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Climate change expert to provide balanced view of research during presentation at Lycoming College

Richard Alley, Ph.D., will provide a balanced view of current research on climate change during a presentation at 7 p.m. on March 22 in the Keiper Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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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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