Welcome to the Pennsylvania Lake Management Society!

The Pennsylvania Lake Management Society commonly known as “PALMS” or “PA Lakes” is a non-profit organization dedicated to the management, restoration and protection of Pennsylvania’s lakes and surrounding watersheds. PALMS is comprised of lake and watershed associations, concerned citizens and watershed management professionals from the private and public sector with the common interest of protecting Pennsylvania lakes for future generations.

We encourage and support programs for lake and watershed protection, restoration and management; provide educational resources and information about lake and watershed management; and foster communication and coordination among lake and watershed stakeholders.

Thousands of people each year enjoy being on and around Pennsylvania lakes and reservoirs. Water in Pennsylvania provides habitat for wildlife, swimming, fishing, boating, bird watching, and even serving as a drinking water source for towns and cities and irrigation water for farms throughout our state. Pennsylvania’s water is a precious resource that must be preserved and protected for the future. Join PALMS and support this mission!

PALMS is an Affiliate Member of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS).

26th Annual PALMS Conference ~ February 24 & 25, 2016


PALMS will be hosting our 26th annual conference at the Ramada Hotel andConference Center in State College, PA on February 24 & 25, 2016. The PALMS Board of Directors is busy working to provide a quality conference where lake professional and enthusiasts can come together to discuss the latest topics in Pennsylvania lake management.

Call for Presenters now open! Deadline to submit an abstract for consideration for the 2016 conference is December 15, 2015.

Please check out our News and Events for the latest conference information!

Become a Member

Support PALMS by becomming a member. Membership benefits the lakes and you.

Make a Donation

Help PALMS continue to provide programs and educational opportunities in support of Pennsylvania’s lakes.

Contact Us

Interested in advertising in our newsletter?  Have a lake or pond related question?  Please contact us.

Upcoming Events

November 17 – 20, 2015
Saratoga Springs, New York

February 24 & 25, 2016
State College, PA

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