WAPMS Members and Meeting Attendees,
Thank you for your continued patience in the process of rescheduling our annual meeting. Due to continued concerns over COVID-19 and many families struggling to address education this fall, the board felt strongly that our anticipated meeting in October 2020 in Tucson be canceled once again. Third time is a charm and we are pleased to announce a joint virtual meeting with the Western Society of Weed Science (WSWS) March 1 - 4, 2021. The planning committees from both organizations are working on the agenda, including how to provide CEUs to members of both societies. We received a good bit of positive feedback from the joint meeting in 2017. and had already planned to conduct a joint meeting in 2021. For those who were looking forward to Tucson, we are tentatively planning to hold our 2022 meeting there. We are deeply grateful to the venues for accommodating our changing plans.
We’ll be updating our website (www.WAPMS.org) and sending updates as we learn more. Thanks for your patience!
Questions may be directed to WestAPMS@Gmail.com.
Mission and Objectives
The mission of WAPMS is to serve as a chapter of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) organization, providing a forum for members in Western North America to share interdisciplinary information related to aquatic plant and algae identification, detection, management and control.
The objectives of the Society are:
1. To establish a forum for the exchange of information on aquatic vegetation management techniques, strategies, and research through periodic meetings and other appropriate means.
2. To cooperate with local, state, regional, and national agencies, both public and private, in the identification of and solution to aquatic vegetation problems.
3. To promote uniformity and coordination of activities among agencies concerned with the regulatory aspects of aquatic plant management.
4. To encourage scientific research and assist in promoting the control and management of aquatic plants through scientifically sound procedures.
5. To recognize and promote scientific and technical advancement of the members and facilitate the education of aquatic plant managers through offering scholarships, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and other educational assistance programs.
6. To extend and develop the public’s interest and understanding of aquatic plant management.
7. To cooperate with local chapters and other societies and organizations with similar and related interests.