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Annual Conference

Combined OLA/WALPA Conference in Portland, OR

October 9-11, 2024

“Limnology – The Next Generation”

The Oregon Lakes Association (OLA) and Washington State Lake Protection Association (WALPA) have combined forces for this year’s conference at the University Place Hotel & Conference Center in Portland, Oregon. This year’s theme is ” Limnology – The Next Generation”.

Registration and more details coming soon!

Wednesday and Thursday will be full days of learning sessions, starting each day with exciting plenary speakers. Wednesday evening will include a social event with poster presentations on research by students and others, and live and silent auctions to raise funds for student scholarships. Friday morning will be dedicated to half-day workshops and a field trip. Potential learning sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel lake monitoring technologies, including satellite-based and eDNA monitoring
  • Exciting new lake management technologies
  • Student research
  • Climate change and adaptive management
  • Nutrient pollution
  • Harmful algal bloom (HAB) research
  • Aquatic invasive species
  • Algae and aquatic plant management
  • Fish ecology
  • Urban lakes
  • Volunteer monitoring and citizen science
  • Conservation of lake ecosystems