OLA's mission 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.
In view of the general disruption being caused by the changes forced by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the CyanoHABs Stakeholder Meeting from Wed 25th March to a tentative date of Wed 22nd April. This meeting will be conducted via the electronic networking platform Zoom. There will not be a physical gathering.
We're excited to announce that OLA's 2020 Fall Lakes Conference will be held at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on Oregon State University's campus! Conference details are being worked out, but if you'd like to see what our conferences are all about, take a look at our 2019 Conference Program. Check back soon for details about next fall's conference.
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.
Special thanks to Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House for generously featuring OLA as part of their December 2019 Community Pints fundraising program!