Beginning July 9, 2014, surveyors, engineers, and environmental scientists began gathering information about the condition of College Lake and College Lake Dam. This investigation is a result of an engineering study conducted on behalf of the City of Lynchburg to comply with new dam safety regulations that identified deficiencies with the spillway at College Lake Dam which is located on Lakeside Drive near the entrance to Lynchburg College.
A “Green” poetry reading
Leah Naomi Green, assistant professor of English and environmental studies at Washington and Lee University, will read from her recently published chapbook, The Ones We Have, 2013 winner of the Flying Trout Press Award, on Feb.
Studying fish in the Virgin Islands
Environmental science major Ben Tumolo ’13 spent last summer as a “visiting scientist” in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he conducted research on fish populations to determine where the coral reefs were most stressed.
Project Green Challenge
Starting October 1, the second annual Project Green Challenge will kick off. Sponsored by the organization, Teens Turning Green, the challenge asks high school and college students to transition their lives from conventional to sustainable. For 30 days, participating students will be given a daily challenge that will consist of a sustainable theme. We want LC to participate this year.
Trying to save salmon
Patrick “Pat” Ferrer ’13 worked 12-hour days for two and a half months in Alaska in the summer of 2012 to help study the collapsing salmon population.
Red Goes Green
Did you know LC has pet chickens, a free bike sharing program, and cell phone recycling? Sign up for our newest blog to learn more about sustainability efforts on campus.
Senior Roni LaRoque is LC’s first sustainability intern and works out of the President’s Office.
From Australia to Uganda
About 70 LC students will be studying abroad this summer in programs exploring Australia, Costa Rica, the European Union, Quebec, South Korea, St. Lucia, and Uganda.
Australia: The Exciting Culture of Down Under, led byDr.
Training teachers in watershed science
Lynchburg College has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Chesapeake Bay Studies Program.
The grant will provide $50,000 per year for three years to support an effort to integrate professional training in watershed science for teachers and watershed educational experiences for students.
Communing with the Arctic
Three LC environmental studies majors received scholarships to attend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 50th Anniversary Symposium held in January at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.