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WATERLINE - September, 2013

Join us in Vancouver this October for the joint WALPA and OLA Lakes Conference on Collaborative Lake Management

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This year the Washington State Lake Protection Association (WALPA) will host its annual conference together with the Oregon Lakes Association (OLA) in Vancouver, Washington. The conference is scheduled for October 16-18 at the Vancouver Hilton. This year’s theme of Collaborative Lake Management will cover topics that appeal to a wide variety of lake managers, scientists, public agencies and citizen lake associations.

Tentative session topics include:

  • Vancouver Lake
  • Harmful algae blooms (HABs)
  • Nutrient management
  • Invasive aquatic species
  • Impacts of dam removal
  • Student research
  • Aquatic invertebrates
  • Urban lakes research and management
  • Volunteer monitoring
  • Fish ecology

Sign up on the Conference Registration page before September 15 to get the best rate. And reserve your room early at The Hilton Vancouver to get the special rate for conference attendees.

Abstracts and posters can be submitted here and must be in by September 1st. Remember that submissions will be considered in the order received, so get yours in promptly!

WALPA’s annual photo contest will continue again this year, too. Your favorite photos can be submitted to bijay@libertylake.org. A prize will also be awarded for the top student posters from Washington and Oregon.

Please direct any questions you have about the conference to Chris.knutson@kingcounty.gov

Cheers and see you at the conference!