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

Call for Papers and Open Registration.

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 will kick off at a series of Wednesday afternoon workshops on Aquatic Plants, Cyanobacteria Identification, and Water Resources Modeling. Thursday will start with a plenary presentation by Dr. Daniel Schindler from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington followed by presentations and panel discussions 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; and community involvement.

Activities will conclude with an optional boat tour of Ross Island Lagoon.


If you'd like to submit an oral or poster presentation on these or other lake related s
ubjects, find out more and submit you abstract here before August 1st. Conference registration rates range from $25 to $175 depending on membership status and whether you register before the early registration cut-off data of September 1st, not including optional workshops or field trip. Special accommodation rates at the DoubleTree by Hilton are available under the OLA/WALPA Conference group room block though August 28th or until the group block is sold out.


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.
Hope to see you in Portland!







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