RESULTS: Lakes Appreciation Poster Contest

July has been Lakes Appreciation Month for the past 22 years. This spring, we invited elementary, middle, and high school students to submit posters reflecting on how important lakes are to all of us. Submitted artwork will be a big part of NALMS’ celebrations through July. With nearly 60 entries, our volunteer judges had a tough job deciding our three winners (one per grade category). Entries were judged on creativity and originality, how well they represented Lakes Appreciation Month, and overall presentation. We are excited to share the results with you! Thank ...

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NALMS brings back Lakes Appreciation Month student poster contest

NALMS is thrilled to announce it's bringing back a program favorite: the Lakes Appreciation Month student poster contest! July has been Lakes Appreciation Month for the past 22 years; to celebrate, we are inviting elementary, middle, and high school students to submit posters reflecting on how important lakes are to all of us. Submitted artwork will be a big part of NALMS’ celebrations through July across North America. Show us your love for lakes by sending us your artwork! Posters will be judged by grade range, with a winning poster in each division: elementary ...

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NALMS Supports Secchi Day on Beaver Lake

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, Beaver Water District held their 14th annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake! We were very excited for NALMS to have such a significant presence at this year's event. Our President, Sara Peel, was able to attend to show our support. In addition, the NALMS/Secchi Dip-In booth was manned by our Past President, Reed Green, and past Region 6 Director, Brad Hufhines. This year's event was the largest ever with over 800 participants. This number represents participants at the festivity (723), plus a record number of volunteer science teams (38) that ...

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Looking Back on Lakes Appreciation Month 2019

As it does every year, we blink … and Lakes Appreciation Month, celebrated annually in July, is over! With ever-growing threats like climate change, invasive species, growing population, and more … it’s never been a more important time to bring the issues that affect our freshwater resources to the forefront. All life needs water; let’s not take it for granted! Highlights from Lakes Appreciation Month 2019 include: Our members and supporters got the word out for Lakes Appreciation Month by hosting lake shoreline clean-ups, Lake Appreciation community ...

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July is Lakes Appreciation Month!

For NALMS and lake lovers everywhere, July is special – it’s Lakes Appreciation Month! You work and play on them. You drink from them. But do you really appreciate them? Growing population, development, and invasive species stress your local lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. All life needs water; let’s not take it for granted! Lakes Appreciation Month is a time to enjoy our lakes and reservoirs, spread the news of how important they are and how we can keep them special.   Thank You to Our Sponsors!   Lakes Appreciation Month Facts ...

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Participate in the 2019 Secchi Dip-In!

It’s summer and that means it’s time to head to your favorite lake or pond. What better way to kick things off than to take part in the annual Secchi Dip-In? You’re invited to celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month in July by participating in the 2019 Secchi Dip-In! This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Dip-In and the 154th anniversary of the first use of the Secchi disk by Father Pietro Angelo Secchi. We’re making changes to update the Secchi Dip-In website and database, so please note other ways you can contribute to the database while we work to ...

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Lakes Appreciation BINGO

In honor of Lakes Appreciation Month, we were proud to partner with our friends at Earth Science Laboratories to create a fun, kid-friendly game that helps raise awareness of lakes and the issues they face. From ESL: "Our lakes are such a valuable resource. They provide water, energy and enjoyment. This simple “bingo” game is designed to stir creativity, curiosity and action. So, dive right in! Your participation and interaction will push awareness about lake issues to the forefront. It’s reminder for us all to pause and appreciate something we often take for ...

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Lakes Appreciation Month Contest Alert

Our good friends over at Princeton Hydro are putting on a contest in honor of Lakes Appreciation Month! Want to win a free one-year NALMS membership AND a $100 Amazon gift card? Of course you do! HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST: During the month of July, get out on your local lake and take a few Secchi measurements. Snap a photo of yourself in action and post it to Facebook or Twitter using #LakesAppreciation and tag Princeton Hydro (@PrincetonHydro on Twitter!). (Note: Your account or post must be public for us to view your entry.) Submit your data to NALMS ...

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NALMS Position on Source Water Protection

To coincide with Lakes Appreciation Month 2017, we are proud to release NALMS position on Source Water Protection, along with an in-depth white paper co-authored by Bradley Hufhines (Beaver Water District, Lowell, AR); Byron Winston, Ph.D. (AECOM, Houston, TX); Robert Morgan, Ph.D. (Arkansas Forest and Drinking Water Collaborative, Springdale, AR); and Chi Ho Sham, Ph.D. (Eastern Research Group, Lexington, MA). To view this and other position papers, visit our NALMS Position Papers webpage.

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Your Lake & You!: 2nd Edition Now Available

Just in time for Lakes Appreciation Month, NALMS' Outreach and Education Committee is proud to announce the release of the 2nd edition of Your Lake & You!, now available at the NALMS Online Store.  Would you like to reach people who live on lakes? This new and improved online edition of our popular Your Lake & You! booklet (an updated version of the 8-page newspaper) helps you explain to homeowners the steps they can take to protect the lakes they live on and love. This wonderful resource is loaded with basic lake information, strategies for taking better ...

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