Giving Tuesday: 11/28/17

This year, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, NALMS is participating in #GivingTuesday, 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. This year, NALMS ...

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NALMS 2017 Achievement Award Winners

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 supporters. NALMS Achievement Awards are presented annually at the Society’s International Symposium, which was recently held November 6-9, 2017, in Denver, CO. This year, NALMS was pleased to honor and recognize a variety of individuals and groups, who were ...

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NALMS 2017 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!   President-elect – Sara Peel Sara Peel, CLM is serving her first term as Board Member at Large tasked with coordinating NALMS communication efforts and implementing NALMS’ communication plan. Sara previously served two ...

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NALMS Notes September / October 2017

The new issue of NALMS Notes is out! In this issue: Finding Balance Editor’s Message President’s Message News From Our Affiliates NALMS News News From Region 6 News From Region 10 Conferences & Events Lake Photo of the Month NALMS 2017: Finding Balance Secchi Dip-In Update Latest Articles from LRM Lake News & Information

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NALMS Adopts Code of Conduct

NALMS is proud to announce the release of our official Code of Conduct, adapted from such respected organizations as the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) and Ecological Society of America (ESA). The North American Lake Management Society commits to promoting a welcoming environment while fulfilling our mission of forging partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to foster the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs. We intend to do this during daily operations, which includes the annual NALMS symposium, by fostering environm...

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NALMS Notes July / August 2017

The new issue of NALMS Notes is out! In this issue: Lakes Appreciation Month Wrap-Up News From Our Affiliates President’s Message NALMS News Latest Articles from LRM News From Region 2 News From Region 5 Conferences & Events NALMS 2017: Finding Balance HABs, Beach Closures and/or Health Advisories, July 2017 Lake News & Information Lake Photo of the Month

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Efforts Underway to Repeal and Replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule

Under the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Federal Government has the ability to regulate pollutants that flow into “navigable waters,” although courts and legislative bodies have had difficulty in precisely defining that term for several decades. The 2015 Clean Water Rule was intended to clarify the definition of a “navigable” body of water, and was based on the opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy in a 2006 Supreme Court case. He argued that waters could fall under the jurisdiction of the CWA if they have a “significant nexus” to navigable waters. The ...

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Conference Planning & Management Services – Request for Proposals

The North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) is seeking a Service Provider or Individual to provide conference planning and management services, from conception through to completion, for its annual member symposium. Planner responsibilities include providing outstanding customer service and organizing a memorable event that meets the expectations of our membership and Board of Directors. NALMS prefers to conduct meetings at locations that promote attendance and in the most cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner; all aspects of lodging and ...

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Student Video Series: TWO entry opportunities!

NALMS is seeking student-produced videos related to: 1) Macrophytes; and 2) Aquatic Invasive Species for inclusion in the video series hosted on the NALMS YouTube channel and website. More information on each of these topics can be found in their respective RFV. Awards for top video include: $500 USD travel award to annual NALMS conference; free one-year NALMS membership; promotion on NALMS website, YouTube channel, and social media platforms; and an award and recognition at the annual NALMS conference.* *If a video is authored by multiple students, these award ...

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NALMS Position on Source Water Protection

To coincide with Lakes Appreciation Month 2017, we are proud to release NALMS position on Source Water Protection, along with an in-depth white paper co-authored by Bradley Hufhines (Beaver Water District, Lowell, AR); Byron Winston, Ph.D. (AECOM, Houston, TX); Robert Morgan, Ph.D. (Arkansas Forest and Drinking Water Collaborative, Springdale, AR); and Chi Ho Sham, Ph.D. (Eastern Research Group, Lexington, MA). To view this and other position papers, visit our NALMS Position Papers webpage.

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