The Washington Lake Book

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Washington Lakes Protection Association logo THE WASHINGTON LAKE BOOK was written by WALPA volunteers (Joanne Davis, Bob Storer, and Rob Zisette) and was originally published in June 1995. It was reprinted by the Washington State Department of Ecology in 1997 with the permission of the WALPA board. It was reprinted a third time in 2007. The web site was originally prepared by Jennifer Kretschmerk, a high school intern at the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Who is WALPA?

THE WASHINGTON STATE LAKE Protection Association (WALPA) is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization working with all lake users and government agencies to achieve effective management of our lakes and watersheds. Visit the WALPA web site to learn more about this organization.

WALPA is working with individuals, organizations, and agencies to help ensure that Washington's lakes are healthy and usable for today and tomorrow.

WALPA has a diverse membership: lake front owners and associations; anglers; boaters and other recreationalists; educators; scientists; legislators; and staffs of Native American tribes, and local, state and federal agencies.

WALPA is a state chapter of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS), an international organization committed to protecting our nation's lakes.