Project Title & Description
NATIONAL CONFERENCES ON ENHANCING THE STATES LAKE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS
This grant will provide the opportunity for conferences that will increase coordination among state agencies, as well as, with the Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, this grant will enhance interaction as follows: 1) By increasing states' understanding of innovative approaches for state-level lake management and data interpretation; 2) By critically reviewing the states' lake and watershed assessment, monitoring, and standard programs; and 3) By strengthening working relationships among lake, watershed, and nonpoint source staff at the state, federal, regional, and tribal levels. Leaders from statewide lake associations are also a target audience for these conferences, and will receive specialized training on nonpoint source organization management, while learning from the experiences of their sister associations from across the country.