NALMS 19th Annual Southeastern Lakes Management Conference: May 4 – 7, 2010

NALMS 19th Annual Southeastern Lakes Management Conference:

Managing Extremes: Watersheds and Climate Disruption

May 4 – 7, 2010   Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center.  C

onference and hotel registration deadlines are coming up soon.  Please note the changes in dates from previous announcements:

• Early Bird Conference registration deadline:  Sunday, April 4, 2010-         Hotel registration at discounted rate deadline:  Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The conference is focused on the continuing challenges of protecting, managing and maintaining water quality, water supply and aquatic resources under the full range of conditions including the extreme circumstances of weather and climate change. 

(Visit http://nclakemanagement.org/conferences/SE19/index.html to register for conference).

PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOPS:  May 4 & 5, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 – Full day workshops

• Algae Identification  – Instructors:  JoAnn Burkholder, PhD, NCSU and Linda Ehrlich, PhD, Phycologist

• “Man VS Stats”, a survival guide for the statistical wilderness – Instructor: Dennis Helsel, PhD, Practical Stats

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 – ½ day morning workshops

• Life and Death for Lakes: Basic Properties and Processes, Dr. John Hains, Clemson

• Local Stream Restoration Tour, Darrell Westmoreland, North State Environmental

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

The Conference opening plenary session is at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, May 5 with a talk by Linda Rimer, US EPA on Climate Change.  Jason Ortegren will give a talk entitled

Perspectives on Drought in the Southeastern U.S.: Past, Present…and Future? as the highlighted speaker for the luncheon on Thursday, May 6.

Concurrent sessions from Wednesday afternoon through Friday noon will cover a multitude of subjects that reflect the broad range of issues affecting lakes and watersheds in the Southeast.  Topics in the sessions include – Drought and Flood management, Water Conservation, Water Quality, Storm Water Management, Stream and Watershed Restoration, Water Supply Issues, Climate Change Initiatives, Invasive Species and other important topics.

LOCATION: The Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center is conveniently located in central North Carolina.  Owned and operated by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, the Inn is conveniently located in downtown Winston-Salem – at the doorstep of Old Salem.The conference rate is $77 for single, double, double /double or King plus taxes.  Complimentary breakfast is included with room. Reservations can be made by calling

800 972-3774 and ask for the NC Lake Management Conference block or online @ www.hawthorneinn.com code 26D4ES.

The reserved block of rooms at the conference rate will only be available until Friday, April 13, 2010- so reserve early at the discounted rate!

REGISTRATION:  $175 (after April 4: $200); includes morning coffee, two lunches, breaks, as well as a special reception on Wednesday night at the Hawthorne Inn.  There are additional registration fees for the Pre-Conference Workshops on May 4-5 (includes breaks and lunch for full day workshops).  Workshop and conference registration information and forms can be found on the NCLMS website at

http://nclakemanagement.org/conferences/SE19/index.html.

For exhibitor registration information, contact Cary Martin at cary.martin@aquacontrol.com.

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