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34th Annual Indiana Lake Management Conference

Join ILMS for the 34th Annual Indiana Lakes Management Conference March 9th and 10th, 2023
at the Fourwinds Lakeside Inn and Marina in Bloomington, Indiana.

Register online or download hard copy to mail in your registration.

Contact Sara Peel at or (765) 337-9100 if you have questions about registration.

Conference Agenda

Plenary Speaker:  Ginger Davis

One Water Indiana: A Holistic Approach to Water Management in the Hoosier state
Ginger Davis, Indiana Geological and Water Survey

Ginger Davis is a hydrogeologist and engineer with over 20 years of experience in water resource management.  Her work has ranged from modeling E. coli movement across watersheds to assessing ground water resource availability to providing technical support for the installation of soil and water conservation practices.  She currently works as a research geologist for the Indiana Geological and Water Survey.  

Friday Field Trip Option:

Griffy Lake Field Trip (approximately 15 miles from the conference facility) 

Griffy Lake is a former drinking water source located on the north side of Bloomington.  The 109-acre lake is surrounded by the 1,180-acre Griffy Lake Nature Preserve and both are managed by Bloomington Parks and Recreation.

Tour Guides: Bloomington Parks and Recreation Staff

Features at Griffy Lake include a newly installed accessible fishing pier, a boat ramp, a seasonal boat rental house, trails, and picnic areas.  Boating is limited to electric boaters and non-motorized boats.  Programming at the park includes stand up paddleboard classes, nature hikes, and field trips for school groups as well as a small naturalist display in the boat house.  Challenges include heavy use, a dense deer population, and aquatic invasive plant species.

Griffy Lake is located approximately 15 miles (30 minutes) away from the conference facility.  Trip includes a guided tour to view the 109-acre lake and recently installed accessible fishing pier.  Park staff will discuss lake management challenges and successes including aquatic invasive plants, shoreline stabilization, and remediation of the old drinking water treatment plant that was abandoned in 1995.  Discussions will also include an overview of outreach and education efforts including "Griffy Nature Days" where fourth graders from across Monroe County spend a day rotating through educational stations around the lake. 

Reserve Your Room 
For room reservations, call Four Winds Lakeside Inn at 812-824-2628. 

Room rates: $74 for Parkview Double or $84 for Lakeview Double or King.  

In order to receive the block rate, reservations must be made via phone by February 28, 2023.

Silent Auction

ILMS holds a silent auction at the conference each year to raise funds to support undergraduate and/or graduate students interested in environmental science, aquatic ecosystems, or watershed management through the Student Scholarship Program.  If you have an item to contribute for the silent auction, please contact Adam Casey.

Be an exhibitor or sponsor!
Exhibitors/Sponsors:  You can sign up and pay online by selecting the Register button even if you are not attending the conference.  

2023 Sponsors:  THANK YOU


Solitude Lake Management

Aquatic Enhancement and Survey

Ecosystems Connections


Aquatic Control

Aquatic Weed Control 

CD3 Systems

Davey Resource Group


Visit Bloomington



Hoosier Environmental Council

Wawasee Area Conservatory Foundation


Arion Consultants 


Cygnet Enterprises


Lake Maxinkuckee Environmental Fund

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