NALMS Featured on LE/AD Podcast

On June 2, 2022, NALMS was proud to take part in the Lakes Education/Action Drive, or LEAD, podcast! This episode was centered around Lakes Appreciation Month and featured one of our longtime volunteers, Steve Lundt. Steve is currently serving as the Senior Water Quality Scientist for Metro Water Recovery and has worked on lakes and reservoirs for the past 25 years as a NALMS Certified Lake Manager. Formed in 1961, Metro Water Recovery is the largest wastewater treatment provider in the Rocky Mountain West. He has been on the board of NALMS, the Colorado Lake and ...

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Lakes Appreciation Student Poster Contest

2022 Student Poster Contest Digital submissions due June 1st July has been Lakes Appreciation Month for the past 24 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! Three posters will win a $300 cash prize! Posters will be judged by grade range, with a winning poster in each division - elementary (grades K-4), middle ...

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Secchi Dip-In Data Update

The 2021 Secchi Dip-In officially starts this week! WQX Upload Update NALMS is ready for this year's Lakes Appreciation Month and the Secchi Dip-In! In preparation, intern Leah Hicks spent the past few weeks quality-assuring data submissions in the Ambient Water Quality Monitoring System (AWQMS). A submission of all data from previous Dip-In events was made to the Federal Water Quality Exchange (WQX) and is now available for the public to view! A total of 10,589 results were uploaded, bringing the overall number of results in the AWQMS and WQX databases to 128,715 ...

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2021 RESULTS: Lakes Appreciation Poster Contest

July has been Lakes Appreciation Month for the past 23 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. Due to the high quality of all the entries, our volunteer judges had a tough job deciding our three winners (one per grade category). Posters were judged on creativity and originality, how well they represented Lakes Appreciation Month, and overall presentation. We are excited to share the results ...

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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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