Oregon Lakes Association

....a voice for quiet waters.

2018 OLA/WALPA Joint Conference

Pacific Northwest Lakes in a Changing World
Portland, Oregon, September 26-28, 2018

It's Almost Conference Time! 

Join us for workshops, presentations, a field trip, and meeting with friends and colleagues at the 2018 Joint Oregon Lakes Association/Washington State Lakes Protection Association Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland, Oregon.  Conference proceedings (Agenda) will kick off at a series of Wednesday afternoon workshops on Aquatic Plants, Cyanobacteria Identification (registration full), and Water Resources Modeling. Directions to the workshops are available here. Thursday will start with a plenary presentation by Dr. Daniel Schindler from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington "Climate change and water quality in western US lakes: how can we plan for an uncertain future?" followed by presentations through mid-day Friday on topics including:

harmful algal blooms; mountain, dryland, and urban lakes; aquatic plants; toxics such as lead and mercury; impacts of climate change on lakes; invasive species; modeling, and community involvement.

Proceedings will also include a discussion of harmful algal bloom science and management led by a group of experts from Oregon and Washington. Conference activities will conclude with an optional boat tour of Ross Island Lagoon (registration full).

Conference registration rates range from $25 to $175 depending on membership status, not ncluding optional workshops or field trip. 

If you'd like provide donations or sponsorships to support our Student Scholarship programs, cover conference costs, and support our missions of protecting lakes in Oregon and Washington, you can contribute through:

  • Tax deductible cash donations dedicated to the OLA Scholarship fund or WALPA funds. 
  • Raffle or auction item donations with proceeds dedicated to the OLA scholarship and WALPA funds. For donating items or services your products or services will be prominently displayed and tax write-off documentation will be provided. Contact Steve Wille (OLA) at 503-880-4453 or Jim Gawel (WALPA) at 253-692-5815 for more information about donating your items or service, download our donation brochure, or fill out this raffle item donation form.
  • Corporate Sponsorship for the conference. With sponsorship you will receive a booth at the conference, advertising through OLA's Lake Wise and WALPA's WaterLine newsletters, and conference registration fees for an attendee. Contact Theo Dreher for more information about Corporate Sponsorship.
Thanks to our sponsors below, and hope to see you all in Portland!

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