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ILMS Winter Warmer at Oliver Winery

January 13th, 2018 (1:00 PM to 3:30 PM)

The Indiana Lakes Management Society (ILMS), would like to welcome you to our Winter Warmer Meet & Greet. Though our boats and rods are locked away in storage, we always have lakes on our mind. In an effort to expand our reach, and garner new interest and memberships, we would like to invite non-members and members alike to our first annual Winter Warmer. This is your chance to meet the Directors, members, and learn about the benefits and opportunities that will undoubtedly enhance your lake experience. Whether you're a lake manager, aquatic professional, lake resident, or interested citizen, let us show what we have to offer.

Cash/Credit Wine Bar

Light snacks provided by ILMS

Limited Space, Please RSVP ASAP!


ILMS 30th Annual Conference

March 22nd - 23rd, 2018

Join ILMS as we celebrate their 30th annual conference at Pokagon State Park on Lake James on March 22nd and 23rd, 2018!


Past Events

NALMS 2017: Finding Balance

November 6th - November 9th

After 26 years, Colorado welcomes NALMS back to the headwaters state. Colorado is home to thousands of both natural alpine lakes and reservoirs. We are proud of our mountains and appreciate the importance of our lakes and reservoirs.

In Colorado, water is used for fishing, drinking, farming, rafting, camping, mining, ranching, boating, brewing, and much more. These uses are supported with a statewide annual average rainfall of just 17 inches. The lakes and reservoirs throughout the West and the Rockies provide the resources to meet these diverse needs. Finding balance in how we manage them is important.

Finding Balance is the key to managing our lakes, watersheds, and even day-to-day relationships with people. Come to NALMS 2017 in Colorado to hear fascinating lake talks, see the mountains, and network.

Secchi Dip-In 2017

July 1st - July 31st

Relax by the Water & Take a Dip! Secchi Dip-In 2017 is approaching quickly and we’d love your help to make it a success​! Planning to enjoy time by the lake this summer? A Secchi disk reading takes just a few minutes,​ is a great way to ensure those waters stay a healthy place to have fun, and is simple enough that everyone can participate​. Started in the United States, the Secchi Dip-In is now an international effort in which volunteers produce a “snapshot” of water transparency around the world. Secchi disk readings can be submitted online at www.secchidipin.org or via the Lake Observer mobile app (https://www.lakeobserver.org).

Lakes Appreciation Month

July 1st - July 31st

July is the month of lake appreciation! You work and play on them. You drink from them. But do you really appreciate them? Growing population, development, and invasive species stress your local lakes, ponds, and reservoirs. All life needs water, let’s not take it for granted! Get your governor to proclaim July as Lakes Appreciation Month, pursue media coverage for your local Lakes Appreciation events, join the Secchi Dip-In, or join the Show Your Lakes Appreciation Challenge! New this year, you can contact NALMS to order your own Color-Ons's! Simply color the image, iron it onto a shirt, and wear to events and to your favorite lakes to educate your friends and family about Lakes Appreciation Month.  NALMS is offering these Color-On’s to our members for free (limit of 50-100 per individual/organization).

Invasive Aquatic Plant Monitoring Workshop Crooked Lake

Saturday, September 12th 2015 (9 AM-12 PM)

Join the Indiana Clean Lakes Program at the Biological Field Station at Crooked Lake for an introduction to invasive plant monitoring in Indiana. Learn about species that are threatening our water systems and gain skills to identify their presence before it is too late! Attendees receive guided instruction along with the hands-on identification activities with live plants. Refreshments provided by our sponsors, Indiana Lakes Management Society. 

Afternoon Meet and Greet at Crooked Lake

Saturday, September 12th 2015 (12 PM-2 PM)

Join the Indiana Clean Lakes Program at the Biological Field Station at Crooked Lake for a day of fun and relaxation. Colder weather is quickly approaching, this may be one of your last chances to enjoy some beautiful Indiana lakeside views and activities. Catch up with old friends and make some new contacts! Food is provided free of charge thanks to our sponsor, Indiana Lakes Management Society.

The Secchi Dip-In

Thank you to those who submitted secchi data during the month of July! Ongoing data submissions are welcome and appreciated.

2015 Series of Indiana Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring "Training Workshops"

Keep an eye out for the 2015 series of Training Workshops! Participants learn basics of vegetation surveys and plant identification. Check out the flyer from a previous workshop. We hope to see you for the first time or again in 2015!

Lake Appreciation Month

July is the month of Lake Appreciation! Take the opportunity to enjoy the lakes in your area and get involved by participating in recreational activities, clean-up events and/or educational activities. Check out the website for some great ideas.

Indiana Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring Training Workshop Friday, July 24th, 2015 from 9:00am-12:00pm

We will be hosting a training workshop to learn the basics of identifying aquatic plants and conducting vegetation surveys.  The workshop will be held at Indiana University Research and Teaching Preserve. Everyone (current and new volunteers) is welcome and multiple volunteers per lake are encouraged. RSVP is not required but appreciated. For contact information and further description click here.

2015 Northern Indiana Lakes Festival

Join us at the 2015 Northern Indiana Lakes Festival on Saturday, June 20th 2015at Center Lake in Warsaw, IN.

ILMS Conference

Join us at the 2015 Indiana Lakes Management Society annual Conference on Thursday and Friday, March 5th and 6th at Oakwood Resort on Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, IN.

This conference is an opportunity to learn the latest about lakes management, hear updates about on-going projects, and meet and interact with people who have similar interests and concerns about lakes. Registration information and a preliminary agenda are available online.  For more information and to register, go to: http://www.indianalakes.org/conference_2015.html

We will be continuing with our volunteer refresher/training breakfast again this year.   We will have a designated section where volunteer monitors can gather to meet with us and each other to share experiences, discuss data, refresh your training, or talk about anything else on your mind. 
We hope to see you there!

Indiana Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring "Training Workshop"

The Indiana Clean Lakes Volunteer Monitoring Program will be hosting a training workshop to learn the basics of conducting vegetation surveys and plant identification at Ivy Tech in Rochester, IN. If you plan to attend, please register by September 23rd, 2014. Take a look at the attached flyer for more information

2014 Afternoon at Crooked Lake!

Join the Indiana Clean Lakes Program at the Biological Field Station on Crooked Lake for an afternoon of fun and relaxation on Saturday August 30th 2014 from 12-2pm. To RSVP email indianaclp@gmail.com or call 812-855-1600.

Indiana Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring "Training Workshop"

Join us for a classroom and field training program at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College on July 19th, 2014. RSVP to Indianaclp@gmail.com by July 11th, 2014.

Indiana Watershed Webinar Series

The Indiana Watershed Leadership Program offers free webinars so you can learn at your convenience and save time and money on travel. Enjoy learning without leaving your office. The free monthly webinar series for 2013 included a webinar by Indiana Clean Lakes Program Director, Melissa Clark, "Limnology 101: A Brief Introduction". A link to her webinar as well as the current schedule of upcoming webinars can be found on their website by following the link above.