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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Your Lake & You!: 2nd Edition Now Available

Just in time for Lakes Appreciation Month, NALMS' Outreach and Education Committee is proud to announce the release of the 2nd edition of Your Lake & You!, now available at the NALMS Online Store.  Would you like to reach people who live on lakes? This new and improved online edition of our popular Your Lake & You! booklet (an updated version of the 8-page newspaper) helps you explain to homeowners the steps they can take to protect the lakes they live on and love. This wonderful resource is loaded with basic lake information, strategies for taking better ...

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NALMS Notes May / June 2017

The new issue of NALMS Notes is out! In this issue: July is Lakes Appreciation Month! News From Our Affiliates President’s Message NALMS Seeks Editor for LakeLine New From Region 1 International Rainy-Lake of the Wood Watershed Forum Membership in Motion Conferences & Events Call for Board of Directors Nominations Call for Achievement Awards Nominations Lake News & Information NLA Training in Region 6 NALMS 2017: Finding Balance News From Our Student Director Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership

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Seeking Editor for LakeLine Magazine

The North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) seeks an editor for LakeLine Magazine, a quarterly publication that informs and educates readers about current issues regarding lakes and lake management.  Issues are theme-based with all of the articles addressing a specific topic.  Most NALMS members primarily receive the magazine in print. The ideal candidate must possess: A bachelor's degree or higher in the water resources field. Working knowledge of NALMS and its history. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Superior English ...

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Student Video Series: Macrophytes

Request for NALMS Student Video Series: "Macrophytes" NALMS is seeking student-produced videos related to "Macrophytes" for inclusion in the video series hosted on the NALMS YouTube channel and website. In addition to the basic requirements (which can be found in the Video Evaluation Rubric), this video must also cover: Explanation of major macrophyte groups (free-floating, rooted, emergent, etc.) Role of macrophytes (or a particular macrophyte) in structuring habitat in lake ecosystems Explanation of macrophyte collection and identification Appropriate ...

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NALMS Notes March / April 2017

The new issue of NALMS Notes is out! In this issue: Looking Back at the 2016 Secchi Dip-In President’s Message NALMS News News From Region 3 News From Region 9 News From Region 11 News From Our Affiliates Lake News & Information Conferences & Events Lake Photo of the Month NALMS 2017 NALMS 2017 Call for Abstracts

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Request for Student Videos #2

Request for NALMS Student Video Series: "Lake Mixing and Stratification" NALMS is seeking videos of "Lake Mixing and Stratification" for inclusion in the video series hosted on the NALMS YouTube channel and website. In addition to the basic requirements (which can be found in the Video Evaluation Rubric), this video must also cover: Lake stratification: laboratory or animated visual example encouraged Explanation of the thermocline, epilimnion, and hypolimnion Lake mixing: Audio-visual explanation of fall overturn and spring stratification ...

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