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June, 2011

Long march to phosphorus-free fertilizer is successful!

General Sherman was called a lunatic when he predicted that the Civil War would not be over quickly, would drag on for years, but would ultimately turn out to be successful. While not quite on the scale of the Civil War, WALPA’s efforts to limit the use of fertilizer containing phosphorus with the passage of HB 1489 took way longer than predicted and had some lunatic trappings, but was ultimately successful.

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WALPA Seeks New Board Members

Would you like to plan the WALPA Annual Conference? Do you have good organizational skills you’re eager to use? Or do you just love lakes? The Washington State Lake Protection Association (WALPA) is seeking lake-minded individuals to serve a two-year term on its Board of Directors.

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News from NALMS as we plan for Spokane

At their early April mid-term meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, the NALMS Board of Directors laid out a variety of initiatives for expanding the Society’s reach, effectiveness and financial stability – and continued planning for the upcoming symposium in Spokane. This year’s group of directors and officers includes a mix of new(er) and long-time NALMS members, making a good combination of those grounded in the institutional history of the Society and people with new perspectives to forge the future of NALMS.

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More lakeside neighbors: Nutria now found in Washington

Nutria (Myocastor coypus) are beaver-like rodents native to Argentina that have recently been identified in several western Washington lakes, including Lake Washington. Across the United States, their voracious eating habits (they can consume up to 25% of their body weight in food each day) have meant billions of dollars in damage to native wildlife habitats and agricultural lands.

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Long march to phosphorus-free fertilizer is successful!

WALPA Seeks New Board Members

News from NALMS as we plan for Spokane

More lakeside neighbors: Nutria now found in Washington

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