The purpose of the Midwest Aquatic Plant Management Society (MAPMS) is


  • to promote sound and appropriate technologies for the management of aquatic resources
  • to provide opportunities for educational advancement (Learn More About Available Student Opportunities and Support Here)
  • to encourage relevant scientific research in the discipline
  • to promote the exchange of information
  • to expand and develop public interest in aquatic resources and their sustainable management

MAPMS provides information and assistance required by those who work with the unique ecological, sociological economic and regulatory concerns associated with managing aquatic plants in lake systems affected by exotic species, nutrient pollution, use conflicts and intense recreational demands.