About Virginia Lakes and Watersheds
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The Virginia Lakes & Watersheds Association

Virginia Water Conference 

The Call for Papers and registration for the 2019 Virginia Water Conference is OPEN. For more information on how to submit an abstract go to the Conference Page.

Leo Bourassa Scholarship

The Announcement for 2018 has been updated and posted to the website. The scholarship is open to college and university students in Virginia.  Visit the Scholarship page to see if you are eligible. Application deadline is April 1, 2018.

EPA News - EPA Issues August Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms Newsletter

Some highlights from the August edition include articles on:

  • US EPA’s 2017 Regional/State Innovation Projects on HABs
  • HABs and Hypoxia in the Great Lakes Research Plan and Action Strategy: An Interagency Report
  • Blooms, Beach Closures and/or Health Advisories

This monthly newsletter highlights current information about Harmful Algal Blooms in freshwater systems, including news, upcoming events, conferences, and webinars; beach closures and health advisories; recently published journal articles, and other resources. 

Read the August newsletter!

Dam Safety Awards

Every year the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association, in conjunction with Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Dam Safety and Floodplains, present awards to dams around the Commonwealth that meet all State and Federal Dam Safety Guidelines in various categories.  

The Categories include the following:
  • Best Maintained Dam, Privately Owned
  • Best Maintained Dam, Publicly Owned
  • Best Major Construction or Rehabilitation Project (completed prior to Dec. 31, 2018)
  • Most Improved Dam

Nomination form

Welcome! The Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association serves to conduct scientific and educational efforts to protect the quality and uses of Virginia Lakes and Watersheds. We are organized and operate as a corporation within Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about how we work to ensure the cleanliness and safety of the Commonwealth's natural watersheds.

Do you own or maintain a lake, pond, or reservoir on your property? Are you interested in preserving the water resources of the Commonwealth?  If so, you are the type of person we would like to consider membership in our association. As a member of the VLWA, you stand to receive a number of benefits, including the support of our current membership and access to an informative annual conference designed to share new innovations in water management. We invite you to learn more about joining the VLWA and applying online today.

VLWA hosts the annual Virginia Water Conference, which has been held in Richmond for the past several years. Each spring hundreds of lake and watershed managers and owners come together to discuss issues important to the Commonwealth's environmental health. The conference presents an excellent opportunity to meet with people in the pond management industry as well as aquatic biologists who specialize in related research. We hope you will join us in 2016 and submit a proposal for a panel or workshop. We also invite you to contact us with any questions about our mission, the conference, and membership.  See the FAQ on the left for contact information.

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