Oregon Lakes Association

....a voice for quiet waters.



is to promote the understanding, protection, and thoughtful management of lake and watershed ecosystems in Oregon. Serving almost entirely through volunteer efforts, the Oregon Lakes Association puts on an annual conference, publishes a triannual newsletter, sponsors Harmful Algal Bloom workshops, and works as an advocate for lakes in the legislative arena. OLA also provides scholarships for graduate students working on Oregon Lakes. 

Interested in becoming a member? Please consider joining the growing number of lake associations, nonprofits, consultants, and students who together create...a voice for quiet waters.

Scholarship Fund 2020 Goal

The Oregon Lakes Association's scholarship fund is used to provide support for graduate students working on Oregon Lakes. Please visit the Scholarship page to find out about scholarship opportunities, our scholarship recipients, and how you can contribute to the scholarship fund.
Collected: $297.80
Goal: $1,200.00

Scholarship Recipients

Upcoming events

  • Oregon Lakes Association holds its annual conference in the fall of each year. We also sponsor a Harmful Algal Bloom training and stakeholders meeting in the spring. Please check back later in the year for registration opportunities.

COVID-19 Update

In view of the general disruption being caused by the the COVID-19 pandemic, the OLA's 2020 Lakes Conference scheduled for October 8-9 at Oregon State University is up in the air. Contingency plans include a virtual online conference or a delay until spring 2021. In the meantime, if you'd like to see what our conferences are all about, take a look at our 2019 Conference Program. Contact Theo Dreher (theo.dreher@oregonstate.edu ) if you have questions or suggestions. Stay safe and healthy!

Lake Abert in Lake County, Oregon (Ron Larson photo). Visit our Projects page to find out how OLA is advocating for Lake Abert and other waterbodies in Oregon

Special thanks to Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House for generously featuring OLA as part of their December 2019 Community Pints fundraising program!

Some of Our Members

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