Clean Water Institute Hosts Summer Interns
The Lycoming College Clean Water Institute hosted the annual summer intern gathering of the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Science. 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 Central Heartland area of the Susquehanna River Watershed.
This year more than 40 interns, supported by more than eight foundations, are working on a variety of projects including:
*collecting water quality data at various points along the Susquehanna River and the West Branch Susquehanna River
*assessing the effectiveness of Abandoned Mine Drainage treatment systems
*participating in the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's unassessed waters program
*studying the effects of flooding in the Loyalsock Creek watershed in 2012
*and many other projects.
The interns will present their work at a poster session at the River Symposium during October at Bucknell University, Lewisburg. The two-day symposium will highlight the research of scientists at the Bucknell University Environmental Center, the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, the U.S. Geological Survey and others.