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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Proposals Are Now Being Accepted For PALMS Mini Grants!

We are now accepting proposals for PALMS Mini Grants. 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 associations 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 mini-grants on a competitive basis of up to $24,000 to correct identified lake problems.  Applications are due by 5 pm on January 28, 2022

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2022 PALMS Annual Conference

Registration is open! 2022 PALMS Conference will be held March 2nd-3rd, 2022

The 32nd Annual PALMS Conference will be held at the Wyndham Garden State College

 310 Elks Club Rd, Boalsburg, PA 16827 

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We look forward to connecting with you for:

  • Panel discussion
  • Keynote speaker
  • Live Concurrent sessions
  • Applicator credits
  • Exhibitors
  • Lake awards 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