The 2022 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting took place from May 14-20, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and an abundance of newly hatched caddisflies were there to welcome us; as aquatic scientists, we get excited about the littlest things…
The pedestrian bridge over the Grand River was the site of a social event on Thursday evening. The river is where the filter-feeding caddisflies were hatching from.
And excited we certainly were to see our two-legged colleagues as well! This was the first large in-person meeting for many of us since 2019, and the first time that we needed to observe COVID-19 protocols, including wearing face masks, which everyone faithfully did.
JASM 2022 included all 9 aquatic societies that are members of the Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS). The first JASM, held in 2014, included four societies (NALMS joined CASS in 2017).
On June 2, 2022, NALMS was proud to take part in the Lakes Education/Action Drive, or LEAD, podcast! This episode was centered around Lakes Appreciation Month and featured one of our longtime volunteers, Steve Lundt.
Steve is currently serving as the Senior Water Quality Scientist for Metro Water Recovery and has worked on lakes and reservoirs for the past 25 years as a NALMS Certified Lake Manager. Formed in 1961, Metro Water Recovery is the largest wastewater treatment provider in the Rocky Mountain West. He has been on the board of NALMS, the Colorado Lake and ...
The 2022 NALMS Student Video Series competition is now open and will close July 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm EDT. We are offering three contests:
An 8-minute video contest for students in the United States (U.S.)
An 8-minute video contest for students in Canada (CAN)
A short clip (140 seconds) contest for all
The winning videos will be used by NALMS for promoting initiatives aimed at improving lake monitoring, management, and protection.
Full Video Contest Guidelines
8-minute video prizes (U.S. and CAN):
The video receiving FIRST PLACE in ...
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 Mission Shirt - available in multiple styles and colors
NALMS Protecting Lakes Mug - available in two-tone and white 11 oz and large 15 oz
NALMS Protecting Lakes Hoodie - available in crewneck and pullover styles - perfect for cool evenings on the lake!
NALMS Protecting Lakes Tee - available in multiple styles and colors
NALMS Logo ...
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 2022 Achievement Awards will be presented at the 42nd International Symposium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
NALMS accepts nominations in the following categories:
Leadership and Service Awards
Nominations should detail how individuals or teams demonstrate leadership, service, and practice ...
Nominations for the 2022 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 ...
2022 Student Poster Contest
Digital submissions due June 1st
July has been Lakes Appreciation Month for the past 24 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!
Three posters will win a $300 cash prize!
Posters will be judged by grade range, with a winning poster in each division - elementary (grades K-4), middle ...
What is World Water Day?
World Water Day is on 22 March every year. It is an annual United Nations Observance, started in 1993, that celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people currently living without access to safe water. A core focus of World Water Day is to inspire action towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
2022 Theme: Groundwater - Making the Invisible Visible
Groundwater is invisible, but its impact is visible everywhere. Out of sight, under our feet, groundwater is a hidden treasure that enriches ...
NALMS is accepting applications for three internship opportunities:
NALMS JEDI Internship
The intern will work with the NALMS Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee to support the process of completing a 5-year plan for NALMS to use in incorporating JEDI into all facets of the organization. To achieve this goal the intern will focus their efforts in these areas:
Internal Planning and Strategy
The intern will take the lead on assessing previously collected information, and possible collect...
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 as ...