Page 2 Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program
At last, the long-awaited next issue of the Illinois
Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program Newsletter. This
issue discusses many exciting topics. Please be sure
to make special note of the upcoming Illinois Lake
Management Association Conference being held Feb-ruary
28 & 29 and March 1, 2008 in Springfield, IL.
As volunteers, you are invited and encouraged to at-tend
the annual citizen volunteer session since it is
designed specifically for the VLMP.
As you read through this newsletter, I would greatly
appreciate feedback, constructive criticism and ideas
for future articles. I’d also like to include articles writ-ten
by you, the volunteer, since you have first-hand
experience with the ins and outs of volunteer life.
Now that we’ve come to the end of our 27th season,
I’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of
you for your tireless and painstaking
efforts to make this one of the most
successful and long-lasting volunteer
lake programs in the country. I would
also like to express my gratitude for
your patience as we continue to strug-gle
with finalizing the online volunteer
database which will store our data
and make it possible to provide de-tailed
summaries and trends for your
lakes. As always, please contact me
for any water quality information we
may have on file.
Notes from the Statewide Coordinator
Leap into ILMA: February 28 & 29 and March 1, 2008
SAVE THE DATE!
The ILMA 23rd Annual Conference
will be held February 28th & 29th and
March 1, 2008.
This year’s conference will be centrally
located at the Route 66 Hotel and Con-ference
Center in historic Springfield, IL. It is conveniently
located just off of Interstates 55 and 72.
Plan on visiting Honest Abe’s hometown to meet with old
friends and new in the lake community.
This year, we have a Special Event planned for the Ex-hibitors’
Reception that you will not want to miss! Please
join us for this tremendous opportunity to meet & greet and
thank our Exhibitors at the magnificent Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library and Museum.
This event will be held on the eve-ning
of Thursday, Feb 28th.
Also, there are a number of fasci-nating
talks and presentations on
lakes and watersheds for all to en-joy.
Those in the Illinois VLMP will
especially want to join in the special
citizen volunteer session.
In addition to the many informative
sessions available, a workshop is
being offered on Saturday, March 1.
Dan Stephenson from the Illinois Department of Natu-ral
Resources will be speaking about fish stocking and
proper fish habitat. Weather permitting, he will also
give a fish shocking demonstration. Additionally, An-drew
Clapper of the U.S. Department of Agriculture
will give a presentation on Goose Management.
So LEAP into Leap Day by joining us at the Illinois
Lake Management Association’s Annual
Conference February 28 & 29 and March 1, 2008!
Questions about the conference?
General Conference Information:
Dick Hilton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 800-338-6976 access code 01
Contact ILMA at:
Illinois Lake Management Association
P.O. Box 20655
Springfield IL, 62708
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