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Annual Conference

36th Annual Conference in Tacoma, WA

October 4-6, 2023

Fish and Beyond in Our Lakes

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.

Click HERE to register for the conference!

Session Schedule

Wednesday, October 4 –  1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Workshop: Aquatic Invasive Species

Thursday, October 5  – 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Welcome & Plenary

Session 1: Saving Salmon

Session 2: Invasive Plants

Lunch & WALPA Update

Session 3: Human Impacts

Session 4: Regulations & Funding

Poster Presentations & Social Hour

Friday, October 6 – 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 5: Harmful Algal Bloom Management

Session 6: Lake Research

Student Early Career Panel – see related Waterline Article HERE


Hotel Accommodations

WALPA has secured a room block at the nearby Downtown Tacoma Marriott Hotel. Book your hotel room at the nearby Marriott Tacoma Downtown by clicking HERE or calling 206-208-1111. Mention WA State Lake Protection to receive the group rate of $126 + taxes/fees or the current GSA rate for a single room. Parking is $16 per day. Group rate is available until September 11th.