Oregon Lakes Association

....a voice for quiet waters.


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.

Join OLA to contribute your voice for quiet waters.

Scholarship Fund

Congratulation to our 2021 OLA Scholarship Award recipient, Jamila Baig from the University of Oregon. OLA's scholarship fund is used to support for graduate students working on Oregon Lakes. Click on the button below to find out about new scholarship opportunities, read about past recipients, and to contribute to the fund.
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Collected: $1,210.00
Goal: $1,700.00

Past Scholarship Recipients

Upcoming events

2021 Fall Conference Series

The Oregon Lakes Association will be holding our Annual Lakes Conference as a series of online, Wednesday afternoon sessions this fall.  We have three exciting sessions scheduled:

  • CyanoHAB modeling and monitoring. Wednesday, November 3rd from 2:30-5 pm
  • Lake physiology and management and OLA Business Meeting. Wednesday, November 10th from 2:30-5 pm
  • Our beautiful lakes: past and present. Wednesday, December 1st from 3-5 pm

Presentations will cover a wide range of topics including desert lakes, climate change, paleolimnology, remote sensing of cyanobacterial blooms, water quality modeling, and lake management (Agenda and Abstracts).

To learn more about the agenda and register, visit the 2021 Conference Registration page. Access for the series is free for OLA members and $20 for non-members (or join OLA! Individual annual memberships cost $35).

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

EVENT ARCHIVES

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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