20 results for tag: Lakes Appreciation Month


2020 Secchi Dip-In Update

With support from a USEPA Exchange Network grant, NALMS partnered with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Gold Systems, and Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies to upgrade the Secchi Dip-In database using the Ambient Water Quality Monitoring System (AWQMS) and Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) Lake Observer mobile app. These existing data entry and database management tools have been customized for Dip-In use and to make data publicly available through the AWQMS database, USEPA’s Water Quality Exchange (WQX), and the Water Quality Portal (WQP), a water quality data clearinghouse. NALMS launched the new AWQMS Dip-In database ...

Virtual Paddling Race 7/31

For those looking to get out on the water with a paddle! We are celebrating Lakes Appreciation Month with a Virtual Padding Race. Grab a canoe, kayak, SUP board, or a raft and enjoy the outdoors. How many hours will you paddle in a week? How about the entire month of July? Compete with your fellow watershed stewards to rack up as many hours as you can using the self-propelled watercraft of your choice. Just do what you normally do, or if you want to win, maybe a bit more. This competition will feature weekly prizes and a grand prize package at the end of the month. We’ve got lots of great BWA swag we’re giving away – dry bags for your ...

Virtual Paddling Race 7/26

For those looking to get out on the water with a paddle! We are celebrating Lakes Appreciation Month with a Virtual Padding Race. Grab a canoe, kayak, SUP board, or a raft and enjoy the outdoors. How many hours will you paddle in a week? How about the entire month of July? Compete with your fellow watershed stewards to rack up as many hours as you can using the self-propelled watercraft of your choice. Just do what you normally do, or if you want to win, maybe a bit more. This competition will feature weekly prizes and a grand prize package at the end of the month. We’ve got lots of great BWA swag we’re giving away – dry bags for your ...

LGA Floating Classroom 7/22

From earthquakes and glaciers to stormwater and invasive species, come aboard the LGA’s Floating Classroom, the Rosalia Anna Ashby, for two hours this summer to learn all about Lake George and how to keep the Lake’s water clean and clear. Onboard, you’ll enjoy a hands-on adventure and learn all about Lake George water quality. You will find out what makes Lake George unique. You’ll measure water clarity, catch zooplankton, and test pH and temperature. You’ll find out if Lake George is healthy, and what you can do to help keep it that way.

Virtual Paddling Race 7/19

For those looking to get out on the water with a paddle! We are celebrating Lakes Appreciation Month with a Virtual Padding Race. Grab a canoe, kayak, SUP board, or a raft and enjoy the outdoors. How many hours will you paddle in a week? How about the entire month of July? Compete with your fellow watershed stewards to rack up as many hours as you can using the self-propelled watercraft of your choice. Just do what you normally do, or if you want to win, maybe a bit more. This competition will feature weekly prizes and a grand prize package at the end of the month. We’ve got lots of great BWA swag we’re giving away – dry bags for your ...

LGA Floating Classroom 7/15

From earthquakes and glaciers to stormwater and invasive species, come aboard the LGA’s Floating Classroom, the Rosalia Anna Ashby, for two hours this summer to learn all about Lake George and how to keep the Lake’s water clean and clear. Onboard, you’ll enjoy a hands-on adventure and learn all about Lake George water quality. You will find out what makes Lake George unique. You’ll measure water clarity, catch zooplankton, and test pH and temperature. You’ll find out if Lake George is healthy, and what you can do to help keep it that way.

Virtual Paddling Race 7/12

For those looking to get out on the water with a paddle! We are celebrating Lakes Appreciation Month with a Virtual Padding Race. Grab a canoe, kayak, SUP board, or a raft and enjoy the outdoors. How many hours will you paddle in a week? How about the entire month of July? Compete with your fellow watershed stewards to rack up as many hours as you can using the self-propelled watercraft of your choice. Just do what you normally do, or if you want to win, maybe a bit more. This competition will feature weekly prizes and a grand prize package at the end of the month. We've got lots of great BWA swag we're giving away - dry bags for your paddling ...

RESULTS: Lakes Appreciation Poster Contest

July has been Lakes Appreciation Month for the past 22 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. With nearly 60 entries, our volunteer judges had a tough job deciding our three winners (one per grade category). Entries were judged on creativity and originality, how well they represented Lakes Appreciation Month, and overall presentation. We are excited to share the results with you! Thank you to all of the amazing artists who sent us their posters!

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 (grades 1-4), middle (grades 5-8), and high school (9-12) --- A $250 cash ...

NALMS Supports Secchi Day on Beaver Lake

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, Beaver Water District held their 14th annual Secchi Day on Beaver Lake! We were very excited for NALMS to have such a significant presence at this year's event. Our President, Sara Peel, was able to attend to show our support. In addition, the NALMS/Secchi Dip-In booth was manned by our Past President, Reed Green, and past Region 6 Director, Brad Hufhines. This year's event was the largest ever with over 800 participants. This number represents participants at the festivity (723), plus a record number of volunteer science teams (38) that collected water quality data, including secchi depth and water samples for ...