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Annual Conference

35th Annual Conference in Richland, WA

October 19-21, 2022

Adaptive Lake Management to Prepare for the Future: The future ain’t what it used to be!

Hotel Booking Information

The 2022 conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Richland on the River. Make your resevation before September 28, 2022 to get the group rate of $105 plus taxes and fees.

CLICK HERE to make a reservation online or call 509-946-7611 and select 0 (zero) to make a reservation with the front desk staff and mention that you are with “Washington State Lakes Protection”.


Become a Conference Sponsor!

In 2022, we are offering great benefits for our corporate sponsors including advertising in WALPA’s quarterly newsletter that reaches over 600 lakeside residents, lake associations, recreationists, scientists, educators, legislators, and local and state agencies.


Sponsorship will help your organization:
  • Increase visibility and name recognition
  • Showcase your products or services
  • Create relationships through face-to-face interactions.
  • Demonstrate your company’s commitment to protecting lakes

Bronze Sponsor  ($500 contribution)

Basic package which includes company logo with link on conference webpage, company name and logo printed in conference program, reserved conference location for company and vendor 10’x10′ display space. Conference registration for one person is included.

Silver Sponsor ($750 contribution)

Mid level package which includes Bronze level benefits plus story page advertising space in four editions of WALPA’s quarterly newsletter “Waterline,” reserved company banner display space near main podium.

Gold Sponsor ($1,000 contribution)

Premium sponsor package includes Silver level benefits plus premier main page ad space in four editions of WALPA’s quarterly newsletter, inclusion of company bio or article in one “Waterline” edition and inclusion of company promotional items in the conference registration packet.
CLICK HERE to become a sponsor!


Donate a Scholarship!

This year we are also offering tax-deductible donations to our Student Scholarships, to continue to fund our future lake managers. Student scholarships are awarded annually to further our understanding of the limnology, hydrology, ecology, management and/or restoration of lakes and watersheds in Washington or Idaho.
Scholarship options include:
  • WALPA Undergraduate Scholarship for $500
  • Dave Lamb Memorial Scholarship for a M.Sc. graduate student for $1,000
  • Nancy Weller Memorial Scholarship for a Ph.D. graduate student for $1,250
CLICK HERE to donate a Student Scholarship!


WALPA is excited to host an in-person conference in 2022. We understand, however, that some may experience limitations to attend due to financial constraints. If you would like to attend the 2022 WALPA conference but are experience financial hardships, please reach out to WALPA President, Jen Oden (jen.oden@snoco.org), for potential assistance.