Printable ACC Building Plans & Campus Map – Spring Workshop Sponsors

These printable .PDF’s are provided to help you navigate the NCLMS Spring 2017 Workshop:

Alamance Community College
Building A &  B Floor Plans

Alamance Community College
Campus Map

A Big Thank You To
Our Workshop Sponsors!

Associated Microscope, Inc

Spring 2017 workshop sponsor Spirogyra Diversified Environmental Services
Spirogyra Diversified Environmental Services

2017 Spring Workshop Program

“There’s an App for That: Emerging
Technologies in Water Quality”

Alamance Community College
1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd. Graham, NC 27253
Main Building, Patterson Auditorium, Main 301

Thursday, May 4

8:00 am    Registration & Refreshments

8:30 am    Welcome and Introductory Remark

8:45 am    Session I

“An overview of the NCSU Aquatic Plants App”
Dr. Rob Richardson, North Carolina State University

“EDDMapS & SEEDN: Apps to identify and report invasive plants,   insects,   and pathogens”
Dr. Bridget Lassiter, North Carolina Department of Agriculture

“Water Watcher’s App: an app for citizens to report pollution problems”
David Caldwell, Mecklenburg County, NC

10:00 am    Break & Refreshments – Networking and Poster Sessions

10:30 am  Session II

“UPI’s new aquatic mobile app ”
Justin Nawrocki, United Phosphorus, Inc.

” Increase Your APPtitude! A foundational understanding of mobile apps and how to build them”
Eric Schmieder

11:45 am Lunch   provided

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm  Poster session and networking

1:00 pm  Session III

 “Installation of two wetlands on the UNCG Campus – I wish there was an app for that!”
Dr. Parke Rublee, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“Streamlining field data collection using apps”
Joey Smith, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

2:00 pm   Break & Refreshments – Networking and Poster Sessions

2:30 pm   Session IV

“Resources available through NC State’s “TurfFiles” website”
Emily Erickson, North Carolina State University

“Continuous Monitoring and Alert Notification Network (CMANN) – a continuous water quality monitoring network for streams and lakes”
Ryan Spidel, Mecklenburg County, NC

3:45   pm   Closing Remarks


Registration For 2017 Spring Workshop

There’s an App for That?  Emerging Technologies in Water Resources

To be held May 4th, from 8:00-4:30 
Alamance Community College at
1247 Jimmie Kerr Rd, Graham, NC 27253

Early Registration:
Members (early) = $55
Non Members (early) =$75

After April 28
Members/Non-members = $80

No Early Discount
Students = $25
Vendors = $100

NCLMS 2017 Spring Workshop Registration Form

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Workshop Registration Fees:

After 04/28/2017 Member/Non-member = $80

Fee includes registration, refreshments and lunch. Onsite registration available; however, early registration is requested. If you have a special dietary request please let us know by April 28th. Vendors - Includes table in or near meeting room

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After filling out this online form please follow this link to the  workshop paycart

Ten Best Management Practices For Lake Protection

1. Septic systems should be in code with local ordinances and properly operated and maintained.

  • Do not put household cleaners, paint, solvents and pesticides down the drain. Practice water conservation in the home.
  • Limit the use of antibacterial cleaning products.
  • Pump septic systems at least every three years, more often depending on use.
  • Systems with garbage disposals should be pumped annually

2. Practice good lawn maintenance

  • Limit fertilizing. Use zero-phosphorus fertilizer unless a soil test indicates the need for phosphorus.
  • Do not fertilizer within 50 feet of the lake.
  • Keep grass clipping, leaves and pet waste out of the lake.
  • Reduce or eliminate pesticide use on the lawn and garden.

3. Maintain or establish a shoreland buffer zone of natural vegetation

  • Limit fertilizing.
  • Buffers prevent erosion and infiltration of nutrients into the lake.
  • Buffers should be a minimum of 30 feet.
  • Encourage woody vegetation and tall grasses to stabilize the shore land.
  • Minimize the disturbance of aquatic plants as they help to stabilize shorelines and are critical as habitat for fish and other wildlife.
  • Slow shore land runoff with gentle sloping and terraced landscaping.

4. Be a respectful boater

  • Follow local boating regulations and safety rules and respect the rights of others.
  • Minimize wake near shorelines.
  • Properly dispose of trash (or secure it until proper disposal can be achieved).
  • For larger boats, always use pump-out facilities for on-board waste disposal.

5. Practice catch-and-release fishing

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