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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Student Video Series: “Lake Management – Chemical and Physical Alterations”

NALMS is seeking student-produced videos of "Lake Management - Chemical and Physical Alterations" for inclusion in the video series hosted on the NALMS YouTube channel and website. In addition to the basic requirements in the Video Evaluation Rubric, this video can cover: Defining lake management Definition of chemical-physical alterations General examples with pros and cons OR a case study with key requisites (e.g., only recommend in soft water) and/or assumptions (e.g., no drastic water level fluctuation) Conclusion References cite and additional ...

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Partnerships: Source Water Collaborative (SWC) Mid-Year Update

NALMS is a member organization of the Source Water Collaborative. SWC Members, As co-chair, one of my goals is a mid-year update on the Source Water Collaborative’s (SWC’s) Action Plan and progress, so I wanted to take a few moments to summarize our work this past year for all members. In our first year with member financial contributions, I think it’s an important opportunity to provide a big picture perspective, so everyone understands the sum of our efforts and collaboration. The SWC helped promote effective working relationships for Farm Bill ...

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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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President’s Message — July / August 2019

As we start wrapping up summer sampling, NALMS encourages you to consider joining one of our committees to fill your fall free time! NALMS committees and programs have been active this year – read on to learn more. Development: Ellen Preece and Lisa Borre and the development committee are putting the final touches on NALMS’ inaugural development plan. The plan details the future development goals for NALMS including on-going efforts to increase funding for Secchi Dip-In expansion, Lakes Appreciation Month, and student programs including travel grants to the ...

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Student Video Series: “Lake Management – Biomanipulation”

NALMS is seeking student-produced videos of "Lake Management - Biomanipulation" for inclusion in the video series hosted on the NALMS YouTube channel and website. In addition to the basic requirements in the Video Evaluation Rubric, this video can cover: Defining lake management Definition of biomanipulation General examples with pros and cons OR a case study with key requisites (e.g., only recommend in soft water) and/or assumptions (e.g., no drastic water level fluctuation) Conclusion References cite and additional resources (if available) Awards ...

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News From Our Affiliates — May / June 2019

California Lake Management Society (CALMS) The California Lake Management Society (CALMS) would like to encourage you to submit your abstract for the 34th annual conference held on October 10–11 in San Diego, California. Abstracts are due by Friday, July 12, 2019. // California Lake Management Society   Lower Qu’Appelle Watershed Stewards Undertakes Sewage Survey There are six recreational lakes within our watershed with many resort villages, hamlets and towns that reside along the watershed edge. Water in the Qu’Appelle River watershed is used for many ...

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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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President’s Message — May / June 2019

Ahh summer – time to love our lakes or as we do at NALMS – celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month and collect and submit our annual Secchi Dip-In reading! Lakes Appreciation Month preparations are in full swing with 14 states (as of this writing) proclaiming July is Lakes Appreciation Month. Check to see if your state is among those participating on our proclamation tracker: https://www.nalms.org/lakes-appreciation-month/. While there, download the fun, kid-friendly Lakes Appreciation-focused BINGO sheet; order t-shirt color-ons for your lakes appreciation event; and ...

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Call for Board Nominations

Nominations for 2019 Election are being accepted at this time! NALMS is seeking candidates that will add diversity and breadth to the Board and its committees. You could become a nominee for a position on the NALMS Board of Directors, to take a more active role in steering the direction of activities that relate to these precious resources. Experience or training in lake management is not required for a board position, and we encourage candidates with expertise in nonprofit management, leadership development, marketing, fundraising, legal issues and membership growth ...

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