World Water Day 2020: Water and Climate Change

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. The theme of World Water Day 2020 is water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked. For those of us who live, work or play on lakes, we are already seeing the impacts of climate change, from rising water temperatures, loss of winter ice cover, changes in lake stratification, increased evaporation, and more extreme weather events, including droughts and intense rainstorms. ...

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COVID-19 Update from NALMS

Dear NALMS members & supporters: With the news regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) changing day-by-day, we wanted to take a brief moment to let you know the steps NALMS is taking to ensure the safety of our Board, staff, members, and partners, as well as the overall health of our organization. In an effort to follow the guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and flatten the curve, NALMS Board of Directors will no longer be meeting in person for our spring midterm meeting, originally scheduled for April in Minneapolis, ...

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NALMS brings back Lakes Appreciation Month student poster contest

NALMS is thrilled to announce it's bringing back a program favorite: the Lakes Appreciation Month student poster contest! July has been Lakes Appreciation Month for the past 22 years; to celebrate, we are inviting 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 across North America. Show us your love for lakes by sending us your artwork! Posters will be judged by grade range, with a winning poster in each division: elementary ...

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Help NALMS understand how you learn about cyanobacterial blooms on your favorite lake

Help NALMS understand how you learn about cyanobacterial blooms on your favorite lake
How do you learn if and when cyanobacterial blooms occur in your favorite lake? NALMS and the ITRC want to know!

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Membership News — January / February 2020

Why be a member of NALMS? To be part of an international effort to support sound stewardship of our lakes, reservoirs, and watersheds! NALMS is looking forward to a bright future, tackling important issues facing our freshwater bodies today, providing our members and the general public with timely and important resources, and growing our membership on an international scale.   What makes NALMS unique? Our membership. As a NALMS member, you have access to hundreds of others who share your passion and concern for lakes and reservoirs, including professiona...

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News From Our Affiliates — January / February 2020

Colorado Lake and Reservoir Management Association (CLRMA) CLRMA's first event of 2020 will be the Annual Spring Luncheon on April 15. We will have a couple speakers talk about forest health, fire and snowpack projections, and a couple talks about Cherry Creek Reservoir and Rueter-Hess Reservoir. CLMRA is also making plans for an Algae ID workshop for the summer. // clrma.org   New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. (NYSFOLA) The New York State Federation of Lake Associations, Inc. (NYSFOLA) is gearing up for their 37th annual conference “Resto...

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President’s Message — January / February 2020

Hang on to your hats, NALMS members and friends! The winds are blowing strong for NALMS as we prepare to sail through the field season and toward Minnesota for our 40th International Symposium. NALMS 2020 Symposium As mentioned elsewhere in this newsletter, the call for abstracts is open for NALMS 2020. The Program Committee plans technical sessions that will do justice to the ambitious theme—NALMS at 40: Leveraging Experience to Manage Diverse Lakes, Landscapes and People. Fundraising for the conference is going well, with many sponsors and exhibitors already ...

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CASS Releases WOTUS Statement

American Fisheries Society ● Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation ● Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society International Association for Great Lakes Research ● North American Lake Management Society Phycological Society of America ●  Society for Freshwater Science ● Society of Wetland Scientists FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2020 Contact: Drue Winters dwinters@fisheries.org (301) 897-8616 x202 AQUATIC SCIENTISTS CRITICIZE REVISED DEFINITION OF WATERS OF THE U.S. (Bethesda, ...

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Jody Connor Student Awards – 2019

Each year NALMS presents student awards to the best student presentation and best student poster at the annual NALMS symposium. The awards are sponsored by SUNY Oswego. The NALMS Board renamed the student award as the Jody Connor Student Award 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 first-place winner receives a check for $200 and a plaque. Honorable mention or second place winners receive a plaque. The Student Awards Committee is chaired by ...

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Cyanobacteria Updates

Cyanobacteria Bloom Detection
In the October/November issue of this newsletter we announced new features on the NALMS Inland HABs Program Webpage, including an interactive Story Map featuring cyanobacteria resources. These resources are maintained by Shane Bradt and Angela Shambaugh, co-chairs of our HABs Committee. Angela Shambaugh is also co-leader of a study focused on harmful cyanobacteria blooms by a national team sponsored by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC). Angela reports, “The final product will include sections on nutrient management, monitoring, in-lake management ...

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