Registration Open: PA Lake Management Society Conference March 4-5; Accepting Nominations For Lake Awards, Entries To Photo Contest

Registration is now open for the PA Lake Management Society's 30th Annual Conference March 4-5 at the Wyndham Garden Conference Center, 310 Elks Club Road in Boalsburg, Centre County. 

The theme this year is Reflecting On The Past, And Focusing On The Future.

The keynote speaker for this special event will be Tim Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Fish & Boat Commission.

The Conference will feature presentations and discussions on a variety of topics, including: Harmful algal blooms, aquatic invasive species and lake management

Click Here to register or for more information

There is also still time to become an exhibitor at the Conference.  Contact Kate Harms by sending email to:

Lake Awards Nominations

The Society is now accepting nominations for its annual Lake Awards.  The deadline for nominations is February 15.

Two awards will be presented at the PALMS Annual Conference.  One award will be presented to an organization (association, municipality, corporation, or government agency) and one will be presented to an individual.

A single plaque will be given for each award, although additional certificates may be provided when several individuals are involved.

Nominations should be submitted for organizations or individuals that have performed a variety of lake management activities including, but not limited to: developing or implementing a lake or watershed management program, organizing lake management efforts, developing or implementing educational programs relating to lake management, and/or developing a successful volunteer monitoring program.

To nominate an individual or organization, please provide the following information:

-- Name, mailing address, telephone number, and email of the person making the nomination;

-- Full name of the nominee (or project), present position, organization or affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email;

-- A 500-word (maximum), clear, concise, and complete description of the achievement to be recognized; and

-- Electronic submission of the nomination information and supporting materials as a Microsoft Word document is required.

Email your nomination with “Lake Management Award Nomination” in the subject line to

Lakes Photo Contest

The Society is also accepting entries to its Photo Contest until March 4. Prizes will be awarded for the top three photos.  To be considered--

-- Please include your name, address, affiliation, photo location, and photo title

-- Photograph must have been taken by the person submitting the photo.

-- Photo must be of, or related to, ponds and lakes in Pennsylvania.

-- Only the first 15 entries will be considered.

-- No more than 2 entries per person.

All submitted photos will become property of PALMS and may be utilized in a variety of PALMS publications. Submission of a photo signifies permission for PALMS to use the material (with credit) as desired.

Judging will be by secret ballot at the Annual Conference and winners will be announced on March 5.

Click Here to see past winners.

Entries should be send to:   Questions can be directed to the same email.

For more information on programs, initiatives, other upcoming events and how you can get involved, visit the PA Lake Management Society website.


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