The South Carolina APMS Chapter’s 35th annual conference was held at Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina October 23-25, 2013. The society was delighted to have Carlton Layne with Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation as our keynote speaker, which proved to be both educational and entertaining. The program also included speakers from the profession who shared their experiences, research, and knowledge. SCAPMS offered two special sessions. North Carolina State University hosted an information technology session that focused on new and upcoming technological tools proving useful to the profession. West Bishop, an Algae and Aquatic Research Scientist with SePRO Corporation, taught an Algae ID session that was interactive, allowing attendees to interactively learn about and assess algae blooms. Those who were able to attend left with a new found knowledge and appreciation for different algal species and applied algae management approaches. SCAPMS was proud to offer CE credits to four states including South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. This allowed the society to attract those who carry applicator licenses in a multitude of states to the meeting.
During the 2013 conference The Phillip M. Fields Scholarship was awarded to Mr. Jamie Morgan of the University of Georgia. SCAPMS also awarded prize earnings for the Howard B. Roach Student Paper Award. Recipients were: 1st place, Mr. Brett Hartis, North Carolina State University; 2nd place, Ms. Brigette Haram, University of Georgia; 3rd Place, Mr. Justin Nawrocki, North Carolina State University, and 4th place, to Mr. Jamie Morgan, University of Georgia. The Meeting also featured it’s ever popular Duck Race and a golf tournament.
The board of SCAPMS welcomed two new board directors, Mr. Clay Chappell, Southland Fisheries and Mr. Allen Smith, Estate Management Services. While the Society welcomed two new members we also extend our gratitude to Mr. Skip Karby, Mountain Lake & Pond Management and Mr. John Crabb, Estate Management Services who have fulfilled their term on the board.
The 36th Annual Meeting of SCAPMS will again be held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at Springmaid Beach Resort October 8-10, 2014. October at the beach is great! Participants can experience the beach without the sweltering heat! Mark your calendars and be sure to take advantage of the special room rates for some family fun through the weekend in Myrtle Beach. Stay tuned to www.scapms.org and the Society’s Facebook page for meeting registration information and updates.
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