Come join us to Celebrate the Natural and Cultural Values of Our Lakes, May 29-30th, for the Vermont-hosted New England Chapter (NEC) of the North American Lakes Conference. The NEC North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) conference will take place in Burlington, along the banks of Lake Champlain in the state-of-the-art, LEED certified Main Street Landing and Performing Arts Center.
Three different workshops kick off the events on Friday afternoon, followed by a “science social” at Hotel Vermont , a must-see rustic yet modern spot in Burlington decorated with green infrastructure, and dinner out downtown.
Starting Saturday morning, we will wake up to the Lake Show, hosted by renewed lake scientist and consultant, Dr. Ken Wagner. Also greeting us Saturday morning will be Dr. Reed Green, President of the North American Lakes Management Society. Three concurrent sessions – Lake Ecology and Human Health, Beautiful Lakeshores and Communicating the Value of Your Lake – will fill the day. We’ll have a chance to meet and learn from lake managers, scientists, shoreland owners and lake users throughout New England. There is even a session planned, similar to the moth radio show, where anyone with a lake story will have five minute slots to share their memory as a way to communicate the value of lakes in our lives. Interested in presenting? Let us know. Other things planned include a silent auction, poster sessions, a lake-themed art gala, and a lunch catered by the Skinny Pancake.
To learn more about how to register for Friday, Saturday or both days, visit vermontlakes.org. Full descriptions of the workshops and agenda can be found http://vermontlakes.org/wp-content/uploads//2015-NECNALMS-Agenda-4.15.15.pdf
We’re looking forward to seeing you at NEC NALMs.