The LEAD’r Podcast
2022 Lakes Appreciation Month

2022 Lakes Appreciation Month

June 2, 2022

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Today, we are speaking with Steve Lundt, the former “Program Lead” for Lakes Appreciation Month created by the North American Lakes Management Society.

NALMS mission is simple, but a powerful one: to forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to foster the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs, for today and tomorrow. NALMS does not focus on professionals, academic researchers, or any small interest group alone; rather, NALMS is a melting pot, welcoming anyone interested in lakes.

Steve Lundt is the Senior Water Quality Scientist for Metro Water Recovery. Formed in 1961, Metro Water Recovery is the largest wastewater treatment provider in the Rocky Mountain West.

Steve has worked on lakes and reservoirs for the past 25 years as a Certified Lakes Manager. He has been on the board of NALMS, CLRMA, Barr/Milton Watershed Association, and other lake related organizations. Besides a background in lake monitoring, Steve has a long background in watershed management, public education, and outreach about water quality topics.

For more information on today’s topic, go to our www.lakeseducaiton.org and for more on the North American Lakes Management Society go to: www.nalms.org. Metro Water Recovery can be found at www.metrowaterrecovery.com.

Until next time, follow us on Facebook for more information on water quality education, our events, and contests. Have a great day.

Direct Potable Reuse in Polk County

Direct Potable Reuse in Polk County

February 4, 2022

join us for our February Podcast as we discuss "Direct Potable Reuse" in Polk County. Our guest is Polk County Utilities Director Tamara Richardson. Ms. Richardson is a Professional Engineer and has served as Director of Polk County Utilities since December 2017.  As director, She and her team are responsible for all functions of the Utilities Division, including water production and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, reclaimed water production and distribution, compliance and capacity, capital investments, maintenance and repairs, customer service and billing, and the financial management of these efforts.

Before coming to Polk County, Ms. Richardson served as the City Engineer and Utilities Director for a medium-sized Central Florida city with similar utility services for 15 years.  Prior to that, she was a consulting engineer for a design firm specializing in municipal water and wastewater infrastructure. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering.

This is a fascinating conversation about Direct Potable Reuse and for more information, check out the links below.

 

Polk County Utilities

Department of Environmental Protection, "One Water Florida"

World Water Day 2021

World Water Day 2021

March 22, 2021

Water means different things to different people. Join Danny Kushmer as he and his daughter, Kaylie Kushmer have a conversation about water around the world on #WorldWaterDay. The Lakes Education Action Drive Podcast is designed to inform our members, residents, and visitors of Polk County the importance of our most precious resource, water.

Florida’s 2021 Legislative Preview

Florida’s 2021 Legislative Preview

March 22, 2021

While COVID-19 continues to limit our activities, state and federal lawmakers continue to make laws. Learn about up-coming water legislation.

Talks with Green Horizon Land Trust

Talks with Green Horizon Land Trust

March 22, 2021

An introduction to Board Member Rachelle Coleman Selser and Green Horizon Land Trust.

Lakes Appreciation Month

Lakes Appreciation Month

March 22, 2021

Information on Lake Gwyn and Lakes Appreciation Month with guest Greg Knothe, of Polk County Parks and Natural Resources.

May is Water Safety Month

May is Water Safety Month

March 22, 2021

A discussion of water safety with Fisheries Biologist Paul Thomas of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

World Water Day 2020
The LEAD’r First Podcast

The LEAD’r First Podcast

March 22, 2021

On this episode of LEAD, listen as Danny Kushmer interviews Laurie Smith, president, and Mary Thornhill, vice-president of the Lakes Education Action Drive. You'll also learn about LEAD and it's mission. Now, sit back and enjoy.

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