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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2021 Election: Call for Board Nominations

Nominations for the 2021 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 ...

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New NALMS Merch Available

Just in time for summer, we are excited to share that we have some new designs available in our Bonfire online store! A percentage of your purchase price will go back to support NALMS and our programs. NEW IN THE STORE: NALMS Love Lakes Shirt - available in multiple styles and colors NALMS Logo Women's Tanks - available in two styles and multiple colors NALMS Logo Mug NALMS Logo Tote - available in natural or the color of your choice NALMS Face Mask - now available in youth size! Make sure to take a photo of yourself sporting your official NALMS ...

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World Water Day 2021

What is World Water Day? World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, is an annual United Nations Observance focusing on the importance of freshwater. Questions to consider this World Water Day: What does water mean to you? Why is water important to you? How does water affect females and males differently? How does water play a role in your cultural practices? What role does water play in your home, workplace or school? What role will water play in your future? What would you change about water in your area? What do you use ...

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NALMS Internship Opportunities

NALMS is accepting applications for two internship opportunities: NALMS Policy Internship The intern will work with the NALMS Policy and Communications Committees to support the process of writing white papers and developing policy recommendations regarding the following topics: Climate Change Impacts on Lake Ecosystems, Lake Watershed Management, Cyanobacteria Management, and Urban Lake Management. An integral component of the internship will be taking the lead in writing a white paper and developing policy recommendations regarding one of the topics ...

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North American Lake Management Society Establishes New Student Scholarship Fund

MADISON, WI ‒ Due solely to the generosity and kindness of Life Member, Dr. Kenneth Reckhow, the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Kenneth H. Reckhow Scholarship Fund. With a unique tie-in to a NALMS tradition and Dr. Reckhow’s personal history with the Society, the scholarship winners will be directly linked with an event that occurs each year at the NALMS annual symposium. Beginning with the 2021 Clean Lakes Classic 5K Run/Walk, one female and one male graduate student participant in the event will be ...

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LaBounty Best Paper Award Nominated Papers Available Through Open Access

The papers nominated for the Jim LaBounty Best Paper Award in 2020 will be available through open access through the end of March. Normally papers published in the last 3 years are only available by subscription, but as a tribute to the quality of research and importance to the lake management community, these papers are being made freely available for a limited time. The 2020 award went to a collection of three papers by Alex J. Horne and colleagues, but all the nominated papers are worth reading. Included are: Hypolimnetic oxygenation and aeration in two Midwestern USA ...

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February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month! This month is a time to appreciate the past (and current) contributions of the Black community, to not only our organization and those in the limnology/aquatic sciences, but to society. There are many reasons to celebrate the contributions made by Black entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, artists, and others during Black History Month, but since we are NALMS, we are focusing on those individuals who have contributed in the fields of limnology and aquatic science by highlighting their achievements. We will be using Black History Month ...

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Jody Connor Student Awards 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2021 Contact: Philip Forsberg, Director of Programs & Operations Phone: 608-233-2836 Email: info@nalms.org North American Lake Management Society Announces 2020 Student Award Winners COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Each year, NALMS presents student awards to the best student presentation and best student poster at the annual NALMS symposium. The awards are named in memory of Jody Connor, a long-time friend of NALMS who was active on the Education Committee and participated in the reviews of student presentations and posters. The ...

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