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WATERLINE - June, 2013

Join us October 16-18 at the joint WALPA/OLA Annual Conference in Vancouver

State-Map-2 This is one you don’t want to miss! WALPA and the Oregon Lake Association (OLA) are teaming up to offer a joint annual conference this fall in beautiful Vancouver, Washington at the Hilton Conference Center. A wonderful program is already taking shape for October 16-18 around this year’s theme of Collaborative Lake Management. The Joint Conference Organizing Committee, led by WALPA’s Chris Knutson and OLA’s Paul Robertson, is busy planning sessions, brainstorming plenary speakers, and organizing social events. OLA secured funding to offer a full-day invasive plants workshop on Wednesday, the first day of the conference, and more workshops are in the planning stages. We especially encourage lake associations, volunteer lake monitors, students, and tribal members to present their work. The conference will include a special poster session, with prizes for the top student posters. And of course there will be a lake photo contest as has become WALPA tradition.

Register now!

To register (and become a WALPA member automatically), sign up on the Oregon Lake Association’s website. (http://www.oregonlakes.org/Events?eventId=631940&EventViewMode=EventDetails)

Please send your ideas for speakers, poster presenters, workshops, social events, vendors, or sponsors to Chris at Chris.Knutson@kingcounty.gov.