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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.

Join us in Tacoma for WALPA’s 36th annual conference October 4-6!

WALPA invites you to our 36th annual conference on the University of Washington-Tacoma campus. This year’s theme, Fish and Beyond in Our Lakes, was chosen to highlight effects of climate change, lake pollution, and lake management strategies on fisheries in Pacific Northwest lakes. Read More.

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!