Oregon Lakes Association

....a voice for quiet waters.

2023 WAPMS Annual Conference Travel Grant

WAPMS is pleased to announce the release of funds in the amount of $10,000 in the form of four $2,500 research and travel grants. Any student, undergraduate or graduate, of an accredited US or Canadian university conducting research on aquatic plant, algae, or aquatic ecosystems is eligible to apply. The four selected winners will be awarded funds to present their aquatic plant or algae research at the 2023 WAPMS annual meeting in Boise, Idaho.

To apply, send a 1-page abstract on your research presentation to westapms@gmail.com. Submissions close December 1, 2022. Abstracts will be rated and voted on by the WAPMS BOD and awardees will be notified by December 15, 2022 with checks to be sent shortly after. Additional questions can be addressed via ajayrjones77@gmail.com.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the rubric used to evaluate the submissions.


Our 2022 OLA Graduate Scholarship Recipient is Kathryn Queen. Kathryn (Katey) is an MS student at the Institute of Watershed Studies at Western Washington University working under the supervision of Prof. Angela Strecker. She is interested in high montane lakes, which are important features scattered across the Cascade Range. 

Learn more about Katey...

OLA's Scholarship and Outreach Fund

OLA's Scholarship and Outreach Fund supports research on Oregon's lakes and watersheds and public outreach activities. Click on the button below to learn more about Katey Queen, about new opportunities, read about past award recipients and activities, and contribute to the Scholarship and Outreach Fund.
Collected: $1,850.00
Goal: $2,000.00

Past Scholarship Recipients

Our Mission

OLAs Mission is to promote the understanding, protection, and thoughtful management of lakes and watersheds in Oregon. To fulfill this mission, OLA holds lakes conferences and workshops, publishes the Lake Wise newsletter, advocates for lakes in the legislative arena, and offers graduate student scholarships. 

OLA strives to be a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community for all members, students, event participants and community partners. We encourage participation by all regardless of age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, color, race, religion, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. OLA recognizes a diversity of perspectives is important to tackle the complex issues facing Oregon’s lakes and watersheds.

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YouTube videos of our most recent events, the 2021 Careers in Freshwater Panel discussion and the 2021 Harmful Algal Bloom Stakeholder Meeting, are available for review. Archived meeting videos and presentation slides, including those from our online Fall 2020 Seminar Series, are available for OLA members within our meeting archives. Please consider joining OLA to gain access to our archives, get reduced conference registration rates, receive our triannual Lake Wise Newsletter, and gain access to the Newsletter archive. 

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