Protecting Pennsylvania Lakes for Future Generations

The Pennsylvania Lake Management Society commonly known as “PALMS” or “PA Lakes” is a non-profit organization dedicated to the management, restoration, and protection of Pennsylvania’s lakes and surrounding watersheds. PALMS is comprised of lake and watershed associations, concerned citizens and watershed management professionals from the private and public sector with the common interest of protecting Pennsylvania lakes for future generations.

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2021 PALMS Annual Conference

2021 PALMS Conference will be held virtually in early March 2021

Abstracts are due November 12, 2020, contact for more details.

The 31st Annual PALMS Conference will be held Virtually due to COVID restrictions with travel and in-person events.  This year's theme will be "Managing for Emerging Threats". Agenda will be posted in January 2021. 

We look forward to connecting with you for:

  • Panel discussion with lake experts
  • Keynote speaker
  • Live Concurrent sessions
  • Applicator credits
  • Exhibitors
  • Lake awards
  • Photo contest and so much more


NEW! Online Aquatic Pesticide Course

Penn State Extension’s Aquatic Pesticide Management: Using Aquatic Herbicides for Pond Weeds and Algae. 

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Governor Wolf and the House of Representatives declare July as Lakes Appreciation Month in Pennsylvania!

 July has been proclaimed Lakes Appreciation Month in Pennsylvania by Governor Tom Wolf.  In further support, Representative Parke Wentling, introduced a resolution declaring July 2019 as “Lakes Appreciation Month” in Pennsylvania.  The House of Representatives recognized the month under House Resolution 366 and the Senate passed Senate Resolution 177 sponsored by Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne). 

You can view the full press release here: Press-Release-Lake-Apprec-2019docx2.pdf