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Annual Conference

Join us for the 34th Annual Conference in Richland!

October 20-22, 2021

“It Takes a Village”

  • Stakeholder collaboration
  • Lake management
  • Nutrient management
  • Harmful algal blooms (HABs)
  • Invasive aquatic species
  • Volunteer monitoring/citizen science
  • Fish ecology
  • Student research
  • Climate change
  • Projects in the Columbia River region
  • Lake Coeur d’Alene

Hotel Reservations

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Richland on the Columbia River.  You can make reservations now by through their online booking link or by calling (509) 946-7611 and reference group code LPA. Reserve your room before September 29th to receive the conference group rate of $105 +tax (for single occupancy).


Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

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 corporate sponsor.


Donate a Scholarship!

This year we are also offering tax-deductable 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


WALPA is planning the 2021 conference as our first chance to get back to in-person meetings. We understand, however, that some may experience travel restrictions or limitations due to financial constraints. If you would like to attend the 2021 WALPA conference but have such restrictions and limitations or other financial hardships, please reach out to WALPA President-Elect, Jen Oden (jen.oden@snoco.org), for potential assistance.

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