Support NALMS on Giving Tuesday

This year, on Tuesday, November 30th, NALMS is proud to once again be participating in Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. W...

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NALMS Releases a Position Statement and Policy Recommendations on Nature-based Solutions in Urban Lakes and Watersheds

By Gabriella Placido, NALMS Policy Intern Despite being just over halfway through the year, 2021 has already broken an assortment of records with its extreme weather and unprecedented circumstances. Intense storms, heat waves, fires, floods, droughts, and a series of harmful algal blooms have plagued North America and the rest of the world, all while trying to overcome a persistent and troublesome pandemic. Such notable and problematic effects of climate change are increasing in intensity and frequency around the globe; the climate crisis can be ignored no longer....

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Bird Hugger Podcast: Preventing Cyanobacteria Outbreaks in Lakes and Ponds

On Thursday, September 23rd, NALMS Inland HABs Program Co-Lead and aquatic biologist, Angela Shambaugh, was featured on the popular nature podcast, Bird Hugger! In the 30-minute episode, Angela discusses with podcast host, Catherine Greenleaf, how to prevent toxic Cyanobacteria blooms in lakes and ponds. A big thank you to Catherine for discussing this important topic and to Angela for, once again, sharing her knowledge and time! More about NALMS' Inland HAB Program https://www.nalms.org/inlandhabs/ GOAL 1 | use sound science Utilize sound science to ...

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NALMS 2021 Election Candidates

The 2021 election for officers and directors is underway. Voting in the annual election is an important way for NALMS members to provide input in the management of the Society. Our officers and directors are all volunteers who serve without pay. All members may vote for President-Elect. The President-Elect serves for one year in that position after which they serve as President for one year and Past-President for one year. Members may also vote for a director to represent their NALMS Region. Regional Directors are elected for a three-year term and may serve up ...

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Monitoring HCBs with the bloomWatch App

by Leah Hicks, NALMS Community-Based Science Intern With the occurrence of harmful cyanobacteria blooms (HCBs) increasing throughout the world, it is of the utmost importance to increase community awareness about water safety when cyanobacteria are present. Cyanobacteria, commonly referred to as blue-green algae, are small bacteria found in waterbodies throughout the world. They are some of the earth’s oldest living organisms. When some cyanobacteria are found in high concentrations they form blooms, which are characterized by a discoloration of the water (often ...

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NALMS Stands Behind Climate Updates Backed By Scientists Around the Globe

by Gabriella Placido, NALMS Policy Intern With the latest science indicating that current climate trends will bring calamitous worldwide impacts, scientists around the world continue to team up to sound the global climate alarm and to encourage necessary action for the greater good. Startling updates from scientific organizations, such as May’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report, suggest that the rate of climate change acceleration continues to increase at a disturbing rate. In addition, last year NALMS was one of 111 professional aquatic scientific ...

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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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HABs Drinking Water Webinar Series

In collaboration with the USACE Invasive Species Leadership Team, Aquatic Plant Management Society, and American Water Works Association, NALMS is proud to offer a five-part summer webinar series focused on HABs and drinking water. In this series, our panel of experts will summarize the latest research and technical information on management strategies to encourage better integration and facilitation in the protection of drinking water. 06/23/21 - HAB Impacts to Drinking Water and Current Management Outlook Start: 12:00 CDT Other Information: HABs Drinking ...

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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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Call for NALMS Achievement Award Nominations

Through its annual achievement awards, NALMS recognizes the efforts of individuals, organizations, programs, and corporations who are making a notable impact in lake and reservoir management. Consider nominating a deserving individual or group for one of the following NALMS awards. The 2021 Achievement Awards will be presented at the 41st International Symposium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NALMS accepts nominations in the following categories: Leadership and Service Awards Nominations should detail how individuals or teams demonstrate leadership, service, and practice ...

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