12 results for tag: Secchi Dip-In


NALMS Internship Opportunities

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 Assessment Outreach Internal Planning and Strategy Symposium Planning The intern will take the lead on assessing previously collected information, and possible collection of further data, to help define this plan. The intern will have an integral ...

Secchi Dip-In Data Update

The 2021 Secchi Dip-In officially starts this week! WQX Upload Update NALMS is ready for this year's Lakes Appreciation Month and the Secchi Dip-In! In preparation, intern Leah Hicks spent the past few weeks quality-assuring data submissions in the Ambient Water Quality Monitoring System (AWQMS). A submission of all data from previous Dip-In events was made to the Federal Water Quality Exchange (WQX) and is now available for the public to view! A total of 10,589 results were uploaded, bringing the overall number of results in the AWQMS and WQX databases to 128,715 entries. There was also an addition of 15 new monitoring locations! Major contrib...

NALMS Internship Opportunities

NALMS is accepting applications for two summer 2021 internship opportunities: NALMS Policy Internship The intern will work with the NALMS Policy and Communications Committees to support the process of writing white papers and developing policy recommendations regarding the following topics: Climate Change Impacts on Lake Ecosystems, Lake Watershed Management, Cyanobacteria Management, and Urban Lake Management. An integral component of the internship will be taking the lead in writing a white paper and developing policy recommendations regarding one of the topics listed above or a new topic agreed upon by the intern and their ...

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 ...

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 ...

Looking Back on Lakes Appreciation Month 2019

As it does every year, we blink … and Lakes Appreciation Month, celebrated annually in July, is over! With ever-growing threats like climate change, invasive species, growing population, and more … it’s never been a more important time to bring the issues that affect our freshwater resources to the forefront. All life needs water; let’s not take it for granted! Highlights from Lakes Appreciation Month 2019 include: Our members and supporters got the word out for Lakes Appreciation Month by hosting lake shoreline clean-ups, Lake Appreciation community days, and educational Secchi Dip-In events. Our President, Sara Peel, ...

Participate in the 2019 Secchi Dip-In!

It’s summer and that means it’s time to head to your favorite lake or pond. What better way to kick things off than to take part in the annual Secchi Dip-In? You’re invited to celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month in July by participating in the 2019 Secchi Dip-In! This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Dip-In and the 154th anniversary of the first use of the Secchi disk by Father Pietro Angelo Secchi. We’re making changes to update the Secchi Dip-In website and database, so please note other ways you can contribute to the database while we work to complete online forms for the new Ambient Water Quality Monitoring System (AWQMS). ...

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 has decided to focus on our amazing citizen science program, the Secchi Dip-In! ...

Take the 2017 SDI Participant Survey!

YOU'RE INVITED to tell us what you think by taking a survey (11 multiple choice questions & 2 comment boxes)! Identification and prioritization of improvements depends on your feedback.   THANK YOU for your interest and participation in past Secchi Dip-In activities! Your participation gathering water transparency measurements is an invaluable part of the effort to monitor lakes around the world.

NPR’s Here & Now Highlighted National Lake Appreciation Month

Steve Lundt, a Water Quality Scientist (Metro Wastewater Reclamation District in Colorado, USA) and a NALMS Certified Lake Manager (CLM), participated in an NPR Here & Now segment (aired around 1:45 pm on July 13th, 2017) highlighting National Lake Appreciation Month & the Secchi Dip-In!   If you'd like to hear audio from the segment (approximately 9 minutes, 18 seconds), visit http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/07/13/favorite-lakes   The photo of the Secchi disk used on the segment's website was provided by current Secchi Dip-In Program intern, Vanessa Snyder.