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WATERLINE - June, 2018

Join Oregon and Washington lake advocates for the 2018 combined OLA/WALPA conference – September 26-28 in Portland!

“Pacific Northwest Lakes in a Changing World”

Members of the Washington State Lakes Protection Association and the Oregon Lakes Association will join forces this fall for a conference on the shores of the Willamette River in Portland. Gather with us for sessions, workshops, and more September 26-28!

Wednesday’s workshop topics will include algae and cyanobacteria, aquatic invasive plants and animals, and you’ll have the chance to refine your lake monitoring skills in “Limnology 101.” Thursday will begin with a plenary talk by Dr. Daniel Schindler of the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Sessions to follow will focus on harmful algal blooms, outreach and education, aquatic plant management, toxics, climate change, and presentations about urban, mountain, and dryland lakes.

  • If you’d like to be one of our presenters and give a talk or display a poster, please submit an abstract through the Oregon Lakes Association website before August 31 at: https://www.oregonlakes.org/event-2933461/Registration
  • Conference registration rates vary based on Association membership and registration date. Early bird prices apply only until September 1! Please register here: https://www.oregonlakes.org/event-2820605/Registration
  • Various sponsorship levels are available for organizations interested in attending the conference, displaying their purpose, and supporting Pacific Northwest lake associations. Please select your sponsorship level and associated benefits using the conference registration link above, or contact Jen Oden (Jennifer.Oden@co.snohomish.wa.us).
  • Special rates are available for conference attendees to stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland. The special room rate will be available until August 28th or when the room block sells out, whichever comes first. So book now at:
  • If you are interested in contributing donations to the raffle and auction that benefit our scholarship funds, nominating a colleague for the 2018 Secchi Award, or if you have other general questions about the conference, please contact WALPA President Rachael Gravon (Rachael.gravon@kingcounty.gov) or Past-President Jim Gawel (jimgawel@uw.edu).
    We hope to see you in Portland in September!