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Welcome to WALPA

WALPA’s mission is to allow diverse interests to speak with one voice to protect lakes. We encourage and support programs for lake and watershed protection, restoration and management, provide educational resources and information about lake and watershed management, and foster communication and coordination among lake and watershed stakeholders.

WALPA is hosting it’s 2nd annual Western WA Lakes Workshop! This online workshop is a free public event. Topics this year will include lake ecology in relation to fish, fish stocking info from WDFW, invasive species, lake access and permit information, and fish consumption advisories/contaminants in fish. Register here today!

2023 WALPA Student Scholarships Applications due May 1, 2023

WALPA is offering three student scholarships for undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D students. Scholarships will be awarded to further our understanding of limnology, hydrology, ecology, management, and restoration of lakes in Washington and Idaho. Applicants must be part- or full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited college or university in Washington or Idaho. See Lake Association Scholarships for application details and to apply today!

Lake Association Map

WALPA’s Lake Association Map is currently under construction. Please check back in early 2023 to see the updated map.

Members make the difference

The Washington State Lake Protection Association (WALPA) is a non-profit organization formed in 1986 by a group of volunteers concerned for the future of lakes in this state. WALPA has grown to more than 200 members that include lakeside residents, lake associations, recreationists, scientists, educators, legislators, and local and state agencies. Through WALPA, separate entities with diverse interests speak with a united voice. More members give us an even louder voice – so please JOIN NOW!