Center for Water Quality

The Lynchburg College Center for Water Quality provides services that innovatively preserve, protect, and improve environmental quality within Central Virginia, while providing environmental education to a wide variety of target audiences.

LC faculty and staff have a longstanding and cooperative working relationship with organizations at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as individual stakeholders.

The center has 3 areas of emphasis: Environmental Education, Regional Water Quality, and Watershed Management.

The Center was established in 2008 by Lynchburg College. Our mission is to encourage and conduct research, develop and implement solutions for environmentally impacted areas, and provide measures to preserve and better the environmental quality of the watersheds in Central Virginia while supporting economic growth and encouraging citizen responsibility.


Lynchburg College Water Quality Center
Lynchburg College
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Fax: 434.544.8646

Dr. Thomas Shahady
Center Director

Patricia Fitzsimmons
Center Coordinator