event provides a forum for information exchanges amongst lake
managers (volunteer or professional)
and encourages a proactive and protective approach
to lake and watershed health and use. This year we
are hosting a Summit of Volunteer Monitoring Program Coordinators
and all those that use or wold liek to use volunteer generated
water data. The purpose of this interactive summit is to discuss
how to make better use of the wealth of volunteer data available
in the northeast for understanding impacts to water resources
from climate change. Further we will try to identify new ideas
and tools for sustaining these invaluable programs during we
will these difficult economic - especially as the data is finding
expanded uses. Monitoring program coordinators for all aquatic
resources are strongly encouraged
conference begins Friday morning with the Volunteer Monitoring
Summit. Expanding on the success of previous volunteer
summits (see "Shared
Waters & Common Goals" and "Summary
Report of the New England Monitoring Summit - Shared Waters
(April 2005)" for
more information about past summits).
afternoon stays interactive with
a diverse selection of workshops.
The annual New England Chapter of the North American
Lake Management Society meeting will immediately
follow the afternoon workshops. On Friday evening we invite
to join Save The Lakes for its annual dinner. This is a great
opportunity to meet and network with a diverse range of lake
and watershed stewards
features presentations about a large variety
of lake projects and issues from around New England.
You’ll be able to share information and
ideas with others tackling similar issues and
leave with new ideas and renewed energy!
workshops will focus on:
Workshops will be 2 hours long on Friday afternoon,
and most will be repeated so that you'll have more opportunities to learn from the experts!
Saturday presentations will include:
Location and Facilities:
Located at the beautriful rural campus of the Universtiy
of Rhode Island's (URI) Kingston Campus, the Center
for Biotechnology and Life Sciences will be the venue for this year's conference.
in New England, modern, spacious meeting rooms and the option to
stay in inexpensive dorm rooms, URI is an outstanding host for
the annual meeting. Click
here for URI information and happenings.