The Indiana Lakes Management Society annual conference offers a chance for our professional, lakes management, non-profit, and agency members to mix and mingle. Annually, more than 180 individuals travel through the state to learn the latest about lakes management, hear updates about on-going projects, and meet and greet friends from conferences past. The 2014 conference will occur on Thursday and Friday, March 20 and 21 at the Bloomington Convention Center, Bloomington, IN. Reserve a room early at the Marriott adjacent to the Convention Center (812-335-8000) or at the Bloomington Hilton, 3 blocks away (812-331-1335) or at SpringHill Suites, 6 blocks away (855-610-2166).
We are currently developing our agenda for the 2014 conference. Please review our Call for Papers and submit your abstract for presentations to Kathy Clark by January 31, 2014.
Our sponsors and exhibitors are invaluable in allowing ILMS to offer a low-cost conference to attendees. Contact Heather Buck about opportunities to exhibitor or sponsor. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE AS AN EXHIBITOR OR SPONSOR (to sponsor, select DONATE).
THANK YOU to our 2014 sponsors:
Aquatic Control - Platinum
Cygnet Enterprises - Platinum
Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Council - Platinum
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC - Gold
Sediment Removal Services - Gold
Aquatic Weed Control - Silver
Arion Consulting, Inc. - Silver
Integrated Lakes Management
The Nature Conservancy - Silver
Commonwealth Biomonitoring - Bronze
THANK YOU to our 2014 exhibitors:
All Things Water
Aquatic Weed Control
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, LLC
Davey Resource Group
IN Clean Lakes Program
IN Department of Environmental Management
IN Lakes Management Society
IN Watershed Leadership Academy
Integrated Lakes Management
Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society
Sediment Removal Services
Tennant's Industrial Dredging
Ready to attend the conference! Download a registration form and mail to Sara Peel or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE (Select Events).
CONFERENCE PROGRAM - NOW AVAILABLE! We will have agendas and a few copies of the program at the conference.
Call for Papers
Lake Appreciation Art Contest
Help us promote the protection and stewardship of our aquatic resources by encouraging students to participate in the 2014 ILMS Lake Appreciation Art Contest. Prizes are awarded in two categories: Grades 4-6 and grades 7-8. Please see the announcement for entry details.
ILMS Photo Contest - Please submit your beautiful lake photos for the 5th annual ILMS photo contest. Winners will be used for the ILMS newsletter and website. Please submit photos to Sarah Powers by March 1, 2014.
ILMS Student Scholarships - ILMS scholarships provide financial assistance for tuition needs. Please submit these applications by January 15, 2014.
ILMS Lake Leader Capacity Building Scholarship - ILMS Lake Leader scholarship provides funds to assist in building the capacity of the state's lake leaders to learn about protecting our valuable water resources. This scholarship is need-based. (application form)
ILMS Annual Awards
Help us recognize those that are doing their part, and then some, to improve the water quality of our lakes by submitting nominations for Outstanding Lake Association, Outstanding Implementation Project, the Legislative Award, and Volunteer of the Year. Awards will be given at this year's annual conference in Bloomington. Please submit your nominations by March 1, 2014 to Sara Peel or mail to:
Indiana Lakes Management Society
317 South Wayne Street, Suite 2A
Angola, Indiana 46703
Outstanding Lake Association Nomination Form
Outstanding Implementation Project Nomination Form
Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form
Legislative Award Criteria and Guidelines
Legislative Award Nomination Form