Welcome to the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society!

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.

We encourage and support programs for lake and watershed protection, restoration and management; provide educational resources and information about lake and watershed management; and foster communication and coordination among lake and watershed stakeholders.

Thousands of people each year enjoy being on and around Pennsylvania lakes and reservoirs. Water in Pennsylvania provides habitat for wildlife, swimming, fishing, boating, bird watching, and even serving as a drinking water source for towns and cities and irrigation water for farms throughout our state. Pennsylvania’s water is a precious resource that must be preserved and protected for the future. Join PALMS and support this mission!

PALMS is an Affiliate Member of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS).

Funding Available for Water Quality Improvements and Restoration of PA Lakes and Reservoirs 


2011 Growing Greener Grant  

The Pennsylvania Lake Management Society (PALMS), with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, is pleased to offer assistance to county and state agencies, municipalities, non-profits, and landowners to address lake-related issues of critically eroded shorelines, excess nutrient loading, and/or aquatic invasive species that degrade the quality of lakes in the Commonwealth. Through this program, we are offering a limited number of grants on a competitive basis of up to $24,000 to correct identified lake problems. To be considered for funding, the application must demonstrate that the project can be fully implemented and all paperwork submitted for reimbursement by May 30, 2015. Special consideration will be given to lakes located in a watershed with an approved TMDL and/or are listed on the Commonwealth’s 303(d) list of impaired waters. Projects that maximize funding toward implementation costs (i.e., not administrative costs) will receive high priority in award decisions. Deadline to apply is May 23, 2014.

Read More: 2011 Growing Greener Grant

Become a Member

Support PALMS by becomming a member. Membership benefits the lakes and you.

Make a Donation

Help PALMS continue to provide programs and educational opportunities in support of Pennsylvania’s lakes.

Contact Us

Interested in advertising in our newsletter?  Have a lake or pond related question?  Please contact us.                               

Upcoming Events

2015  PALMS Conference
March 18 & 19, 2015 

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