MANY OF ILLINOIS' 84,000 LAKES AND PONDS ARE IN TROUBLE!
Living on or near a lake brings unique pleasures. At the same time, problems arise creating the need for information and education. Lake home owners, concerned citizens, lake associations and environmental professionals joined together in 1985 to meet that need with the formation of the Illinois Lake Management Association. Excessive weed and algae growth, turbid water, sedimentation and bacterial or toxic contamination present a real threat to the ecological health and beauty of the inland lakes we treasure.
"To Promote Understanding And Comprehensive Management of Lake And Watershed Ecosystems"
ILMA...A VALUABLE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE
ILMA continues to prove its value as a much needed resource for education and professional advice to assist in making important lake management decisions. Our quarterly newsletter, LAKE WAVES, provides a year-round information exchange and communication link. Legislative updates, meeting announcements, research news, and case studies are mailed directly to you or your organization. As an association of people with a common interest in preserving and enhancing our lakes and ponds, ILMA members share the rewards and camaraderie of a volunteer association with a vital mission.
ILMA HELPS BY SPONSORSHIP OF WORKSHOPS AND ANNUAL CONFERENCES
Communication is encouraged at ILMA's annual conferences. Informative sessions with panels of lake managers and specialists give members an opportunity to learn about the latest lake management techniques.