“Maintaining Your Small Lakes” A Dam Good Idea
October 20, 2017 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane Wilmington, NC 28409
UNCW Center for Marine Science, Auditorium, Rm 1102
- 8:00 am Registration & Refreshments*
- 8:30 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks
- 8:45 am Session I: Risks to Dams: EAP’s, etc
- 10:15 am Break and refreshments*
- 10:30 am Session II: Dam Failures & Safety Overview
- 11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch* – provided and NCLMS annual meeting
- 12:30-1:00 pm Poster Session and Networking
- 1:00 pm Session III: Lake Water Quality Issues
- 2:00 pm Break and Refreshments*
- 2:30 pm Session IV: Lake Maintenance and Renovation Case Studies
- 3:45 pm: Closing Remarks
*Breakfast, Lunch, Breaks Catered By:
- $50 Early Member Registration for Workshop (By 10/13/17)
- $70 Early Non-Member Registration for Workshop (By 10/13/17)
- $80 Workshop Registration (After 10/13/17, including onsite registration)
- $25 Student Registration
- $100 Vendor/Sponsor Registration (Includes table in or near meeting room and full registration for one participant. Onsite registration not available for vendors)
- Holiday Inn Express: 160 Van Campen Blvd, (910) 392-3227
- Hampton Inn Downtown: 225 Grace St, (910) 251-3930
- Hilton Wilmington: 301 North Water St, (910) 763-5900
- Hampton Inn Ocean Front: 1 Harper Ave. (910) 707-1770
NCLMS Conference Rate: $139
- Marriot Courtyard Downtown: 229 North 2nd St, (910) 632-2900
- Comfort Suites: 4721 Market St, (910) 793-9300
Click Here for Fall Workshop 2017 Flyer and mail-in registration form. Continue to complete online registration.
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Maintaining Your Small Lakes
A Dam Good Idea!
“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”
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
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
Members (early) = $55
Non Members (early) =$75
After April 28
Members/Non-members = $80
No Early Discount
Students = $25
Vendors = $100
After filling out this online form please follow this link to the workshop paycart
“There’s an App for That: Emerging Technologies in Water Quality”
Check back for updates about the Spring 2017 workshop.
PDF versions of the NCLMS Fall and Spring Workshops for 2015 & 2016 have been added. Just click on the “Presentations” menu link, choose the Workshop year and season and the list of presentations will come up.
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.