NALMS Announces Recipients of Kenneth H. Reckhow Student Scholarships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2021 Contact: Alyssa Anderson, Marketing & Membership Director Phone: 608-233-2836 Email: info@nalms.org NALMS Announces Recipients of Kenneth H. Reckhow Student Scholarships MADISON, WI – We are thrilled to announce the first-ever recipients of the Kenneth H. Reckhow Scholarship, a new opportunity established just this year. The two recipients are: Emily Waterman (University of Oklahoma, Geospatial Technologies and Environmental Science Master’s Program) and Marc James Rand (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Univers...

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NALMS Takes a Stand for Clean Lakes Programming & Lake Shoreland Protection

By Jessica Converse, NALMS Policy Intern; NALMS 314 Working Group Lake conditions change slowly over time, but their transformations are not to be minimized. These inland bodies of water are sentinels of climate change impacts over broader catchment scales. Additionally, diminished lake quality exacerbates the release of greenhouse gases (Beaulieu et al., 2019) and encourages harmful cyanobacteria growth (Paerl, 2017), both of which impact public health. Without concerted effort to protect and restore water quality as well as reimagine investment into lake communi...

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NALMS 2021 Achievement Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2021 Contact: Alyssa Anderson, Marketing & Membership Director Phone: 608-233-2836 Email: info@nalms.org North American Lake Management Society Honors Members & Partners with 2021 Achievement Awards MADISON, WI – Shining a spotlight on deserving individuals and organizations who have made valuable contributions to the goals of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS), or have made significant strides in lake management, NALMS Annual Achievement Award winners represent the very best amongst its members and ...

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NALMS 2021 Election Results

The annual election for officers and directors 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. Thank you to all the candidates for their dedication to NALMS and thank you to all NALMS members who participated in this year’s election!   Region 10 Director – Mark Rosenkranz Mark Rosenkranz has been the NALMS Region 10 representative since 2018 and in that time has served as temporary Chair of the Communications Committee; served on the Conference ...

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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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