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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2020 PALMS Annual Conference

2020 PALMS Conference will be held March 4th & 5th.  Come celebrate 30 years of PALMS!

The 30th Annual PALMS Conference will be held at the Wyndham Garden State College.  This years theme will be "Reflecting on our Past While Looking to the Future".   Click here to Register. Agenda will be posted in January 2020. 

We look forward to seeing you in Happy Valley for:

  • Panel discussion with lake experts
  • Keynote speaker
  • Concurrent sessions
  • Applicator credits
  • Exhibitors
  • Lake awards
  • Photo contest
  • Cocktail hour
  • Silent auction and so much more!

Click link for  2020-Conference-Agenda-.pdf

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