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Annual Conference

Join us for the 34th Annual Conference ONLINE (again)!

October 20-22, 2021

“It Takes a Village”

Thursday Social Event in Gather

The best part of WALPA is meeting new friends in lake research, outreach, management and other lake-adjacent pursuits. We missed that connection last year, but would like you to join us this year in a virtual social space called Gather. We can’t offer you beer tickets, but click on the link below for some WALPA themed cocktail and mocktail options – bring your “Green Lake” or your “Blue Lagoon” and join us in the Gather space Thursday, October 21 at 4:45 PM after the WALPA business meeting.

Gather Instructions_WALPA

WALPA DIY drinks menu

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. 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.”

Gold Sponsor ($1,000 contribution)

Premium sponsor package includes Silver levelbenefits plus premier main page ad space in four editions of WALPA’s quarterly newsletter, inclusion of company bio or article in one “Waterline” edition.


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

Click HERE to donate today.



WALPA is excited to host another virtual conference in 2021. We understand, however, that some may experience limitations to attend due to financial constraints. If you would like to attend the 2021 WALPA conference but are experience financial hardships, please reach out to WALPA President-Elect, Jen Oden (jen.oden@snoco.org), for potential assistance.