Oregon Lakes Association

....a voice for quiet waters.


OLA is pleased to announce a $1,500 graduate student scholarship opportunity for research on Oregon’s lakes, ponds, reservoirs, or their watersheds. Applications are due on March 29, 2021. Click here to find out how to apply.

Scholarship Fund Goal for 2021

OLA's scholarship fund is used to support for graduate students working on Oregon Lakes. Click on the Donate button below to find out about new scholarship opportunities, past recipients, and to donate to the 2021 scholarship fund.
Collected: $680.00
Goal: $1,700.00

Past Scholarship Recipients


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.

Upcoming events

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


Thanks to all the presenters and participants at our online Fall  2020 Seminar Series. We would have loved to have seen you in person at our annual conference, but the seminar series was a huge success in its place. OLA members can view PDFs of the first session (CyanoHABS: remote sensing and prediction) and view the Zoom Meeting recordings of the second two sessions (Conservation of Oregon Lakes and CyanoHABS, genetics and physiology) within our meeting archives. If you're not a member, please consider joining to gain access to our archives, get reduced conference registration rates, and receive our triannual Lake Wise newsletter. Check back soon for news about addition seminars during 2021.

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