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Lake University

February 28, 2015
 A Lake University Workshop was held at Stone Mountain (Confederate Hall Environmental Education Center, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083).  GLS conducted this workshop for lake enthusiasts and homeowners to learn more about protecting their lakes.   Topics to included: “Lakescaping Your Lake Shoreline to Improve Water Quality, Sedimentation – Prevention and Remediation, 
Dam Maintenance, and 
Introduction to Adopt-A-Lake.

September 25, 2014:
GLS held a Lake University Workshop in cooperation with Georgia College Shades of Green Sustainability Council.  This Workshop took place in Milledgeville on Thursday, September 25, 2014. This workshop was designed to educate individuals about algae and algal blooms in Lake Sinclair and the factors that cause some of the blooms to turn toxic. The workshop briefly introduced algae and current research done by GC students on Lake Sinclair. The workshop also included practical methods for preventing algal blooms and what actions should be taken if a bloom does occur. Dr. Kalina Manoylov (Aquatic ecologist) and Dr. Samuel Mutiti (Hydro geologist), GC professors; Mr. Mark Johnson, President of Georgia Lake Society; and Dr. William Tietjen, professor emeritus at Georgia Southwestern University and Mr. Robert Dunn (GC graduate student and Secretary of GLS) presented at the workshop. Georgia DNR spoke about regulations on Georgia Lakes and lake tributaries. The participants were engaged in discussion with the guests about the future of Lake Sinclair and how some of the methodologies presented can be utilized in other counties like Rockdale county aquatic habitats.

February 22, 2014:

Presentations will illustrate the identification of aquatic plants and management strategies.  The afternoon sessions will include “hands on” opportunities to see and touch the various plants/algae commonly encountered in Georgia lakes.  Microscopes and identification guides will be used to help participants learn to ID some common native and invasive aquatic plants and animals.  Click here for more information on this workshop.

May 4, 2013:

The Georgia Lake Society hosted a Lake University Workshop on current challenges to lakes and approaches to lake management.  The workshop took place at the Oxbow Meadows Learning Center, located at 3535 S Lumpkin Rd, Columbus, GA 31903.


January 26, 2013:

The Georgia Lake Society hosted a Lake University Workshop on the management of small lakes and ponds.  The workshop took place at the Chattahoochee Nature Center located at 9135 Willeo Road Roswell, GA 30075.

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