Great Lakes, Local Solutions

October 22–26, 2023

Bayfront Convention Center
Erie, Pennsylvania

Online registration for in-person attendance closed on Friday, October 13th. Only on-site registration in Erie will be available after this deadline.

At the time when climate change, invasive species risks, and cultural pressures threaten the natural environment and biodiversity of our fragile ecosystem, the opportunity to highlight and mesh the State of Pennsylvania and its rich diversity of aquatic habitats is long overdue.

The Pennsylvania Lake Management Society is proud to welcome the 2023 North American Lake Management Society Conference to Lake Erie. As we endeavor to highlight our Great Lakes, Local Solutions agenda, Erie Pennsylvania provides the opportunity to explore Presque Isle State Park, a National Natural Landmark and The Tom Ridge Environmental Center, while indulging in the amenities of the Bayfront Convention Center and all that Erie has to offer.

Tentative Schedule

Sunday, October 22
Exhibitor Set Up
Welcome Event

Monday, October 23
Opening Plenary Session
Technical Sessions
Exhibits Open
Student Luncheon
NALMS Membership Meeting
Exhibitors Reception and Poster Session

Tuesday, October 24
Clean Lakes Classic 5K
Technical Sessions
Exhibits Open
Professional Certification Program Luncheon
NALMS Awards Reception

Wednesday, October 25
Technical Sessions
Exhibits Open

Thursday, October 26
Field Trips

For sponsorship or general information contact, 608-233-2836. For other details contact Conference Chair Kate Harms ( or Conference Coordinator Sara Peel (




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