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Lake Issues and Management Strategies Workshop to be Held at BCC
Sep 22, 2011
The BCC Environmental Science Program and the Lakes and Ponds Association of Western Massachusetts (LAPA-West) will co-host the 13th Annual Workshop at Berkshire Community College on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 12:45 PM. Admission to the workshop is free.

Workshop attendees will hear from industry experts on topics such as fishery resources, native and non-native aquatic plant identification, lake and pond management, water monitoring for watershed planning, zebra mussels, and controlling invasive weeds. The event will close with LAPA-West's business meeting from 12:15 to 1:15 PM.

Senator Benjamin Downing will serve as the keynote speaker and Michael Lennon will provide an update on National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting.

The workshop agenda can be found here.

LAPA-West seeks to develop an active and effective network of stewards interested in improving water quality in the lakes and ponds of the watersheds of Western Massachusetts. Since its formation in 199, LAPA-West has successfully assembled key stakeholders interested in developing and implementing lake management programs and has coordinated their activities, developed an active lake and pond water quality monitoring program, conducted water quality monitoring workshops, and gathered water quality data.

For more information on LAPA-West, visit

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