Agenda subject to change.
Field trips available pending adequate signups.

Monday, November 6

Tools for Water Quality Monitoring or Sondes and Suds

8:30 am – 5:00 pm | $35
Transportation included. Lunch on own.

Spend a day traveling along Colorado’s beautiful Front Range while learning about the manufacture and use of sensors for monitoring various water quality parameters. This all-day tour will visit OTT Hydromet and In-Situ, two leading manufacturers of sondes and sensors used to measure the health of lakes and streams. The tour will also visit with staff from the city of Westminster, who use a YSI profiling unit to monitor the reservoir that is the source of their drinking water. Participants will have time to compare and discuss the uses of different types of water quality sensors in different settings. Along the way, the group will stop for lunch, with the opportunity to sample craft beers.


NALMS New Member Reception

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Are you a new NALMS member? Is this your first NALMS symposium? If so, please join us for a special welcome reception where you will have the opportunity to meet other first-timers, members of the NALMS Board of Directors and the Symposium Host Committee.


Brewery Tours

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm | $25
Sponsored by the Colorado Lake and Reservoir Management Association

Did you know that beer is kind of a big deal in Colorado? Well, experience it yourself with brewery tours organized by NALMS. We will be taking 100 people to a selection of three breweries in your choice of Denver or Boulder (selected during registration). Price includes transportation from the Westin to the breweries and one beer at each brewery. Additional beer can be purchased at the breweries and food and alcohol consumption is allowed on the bus. Sign up now! Availability is limited!

 

Tuesday, November 7

Yoga

7:00 am – 8:00 am | $10

Wake up with an invigorating hatha yoga class — a potent alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes the forms and actions within yoga postures. We will draw upon a range of postures that build strength, flexibility, and highly-refined awareness in body and mind. Targeting the myofascial connections to correct postural imbalances, this class will focus on relieving the strain from occupation-related repetitive physical motions commonly used in office settings, such as sitting for long periods of time, typing, and forward head posture from peering at those pesky computer screens 😉! Join us to relieve stress, focus on breath, and enjoy gentle movements that will open your body as well as your heart. Hope to see you soon!


 NALMS Membership Meeting

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

All NALMS members are encouraged to attend and participate in our annual membership meeting.


Exhibitors’ Reception and Poster Session

5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

NALMS, the Local Host Committee and our exhibitors invite you to join us in kicking off the symposium and welcoming attendees to Denver. Take time to relax, view the poster displays and visit with the exhibitors and fellow attendees.


Euchre Tournament

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm | $5

Have you always wondered what the big deal was with the euchre card game in the hospitality rooms? Sign up for the first ever NALMS Euchre Tournament when you register for the Symposium. Beginners to experts are all welcome to play. This is a great time to learn the game, socialize with the experts (limnologists as well as euchre players), and enjoy the hospitality room. To understand how the tournament will work, check out www.euchrefun.com/2013/04/run-euchre-tournament.html.

 

Wednesday, November 8

Yoga

7:00 am – 8:00 am | $10

Wake up with an invigorating hatha yoga class — a potent alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes the forms and actions within yoga postures. We will draw upon a range of postures that build strength, flexibility, and highly-refined awareness in body and mind. Targeting the myofascial connections to correct postural imbalances, this class will focus on relieving the strain from occupation-related repetitive physical motions commonly used in office settings, such as sitting for long periods of time, typing, and forward head posture from peering at those pesky computer screens 😉! Join us to relieve stress, focus on breath, and enjoy gentle movements that will open your body as well as your heart. Hope to see you soon!


Clean Lakes Classic

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | $30

The annual Clean Lakes Classic starts at mid-day from the Westin Westminster. The 5-kilometer run / walk takes participants on a route through Westminster City Park, located across the street from the Westin Westminster. You need not be a runner to participate! All pre-registered participants receive a t-shirt as part of the sign-up fee.


Awards Reception and Banquet

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Pre-Banquet Reception at the Butterfly Pavilion
Sponsored by GEI Consultants, Inc.

7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
NALMS Awards Banquet

Join us for a special evening of food, fellowship and recognition. NALMS’ Awards Reception & Banquet is the culmination of the Society’s year. Our evening begins with a reception at the Butterfly Pavilion, located a short walk from the Westin Westminster. The Butterfly Pavilion is the first stand-alone nonprofit invertebrate zoo in the nation and is home to over 5,000 animals including butterflies, insects and aquatic invertebrates. Be sure to pay a visit to Rosie the tarantula! Our evening at the Butterfly Pavilion will include light hors d’oeuvres and beverages featuring a selection of craft beer from the Denver-Boulder area.

Following the reception, attendees are invited to reconvene at the Westin Westminster to enjoy the banquet and the NALMS Awards program. Awards are presented for Leadership and Service, Advancements in Lake Management Technologies, and Lake Management Success Stories, along with our special recognition awards: Friends of NALMS, the Jim LaBounty Best Paper Award, Jim Flynn Award (outstanding corporation) and the Secchi Disk Award. Our most prestigious award, the Secchi Disk Award, honors the NALMS member who has made the most significant contributions to the goals and objectives of the Society.

 

Friday, November 10

Maintaining Water Quality in a High-Altitude Reservoir

8:30 am – 4:00 pm | $50
Trip is weather dependent. Transportation included. Lunch on own.

Take a trip up into the high country of Colorado and learn about the challenges of maintaining water quality in lovely Dillon Reservoir. Dillon is Denver Water’s largest storage reservoir and a key recreational asset in Summit County. Completed in 1963, the construction of this reservoir required relocating a small town. Maintaining its clear mountain appeal requires the cooperative work of multiple towns and agencies. Participants will hear from Lane Wyatt, coordinator for the Summit Water Quality Committee, on the many strategies employed by the SWQC to assure that Dillon meets standards imposed by the state of Colorado. These include an innovative phosphorus trading program, multiple commissioned routine and special studies, and promotion of BMPs on local construction sites.

Enjoy lunch at a local brewpub before the return trip to Denver.


Barr Lake Tour and BBQ

10:00 am – 2:00 pm | $50
Transportation and lunch included.

This is a great way to end the week. This special tour will take you to Barr Lake State Park to learn about the 100-year-old reservoir’s history. Barr Lake is known for its birds with more than 350 species of migratory and resident birds having been sighted in the park. The southern half of the lake is a wildlife refuge where bald eagles have been nesting for over 28 years. A barbecue lunch will be included at the newly-renovated Nature Center. Then for those that need a shuttle to the airport, the van can take people to Denver International Airport which is about 15 minutes from Barr Lake.