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WATERLINE - June, 2023

Save the date for this year’s conference: October 4-6 at UW Tacoma! Submit abstracts by July 1!

by Matt Colston, WALPA Board President

Washington State Lake Protection AssociationI am excited to announce that the 2023 annual conference – WALPA’s 36th — will be held at the University of Washington’s Tacoma campus on October 4-6. This year’s theme will be Fish and Beyond in Our Lakes. Presentations will highlight climate change, lake pollution, and lake management strategies on fisheries in Pacific Northwest lakes.

For this conference we need YOUR abstracts. Share your latest project or research! Due July 1st, submissions can include presentations and/or posters. Potential session topics include, but are not limited to:
∙       Fisheries ecology and management
∙       Salmon habitat in big lakes
∙       Contaminants of emerging concern
∙       Adaptive management
∙       Climate change
∙       Nutrient management
∙       Harmful algal blooms (HABs)
∙       Invasive aquatic species
∙       Volunteer monitoring/citizen science
∙       Student research
Submit your abstracts HERE .You will be asked for title, author(s) and a brief description of your presentation or poster.

More conference details and a registration link will be available HERE and also on WALPA’s conference webpage. We look forward to seeing you all there!