Vermont Shoreland Protection Act
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Vermont Shoreland Protection Act

This spring the Vermont General Assembly passed the Shoreland Protection Act (Act No. 172). The Shoreland Protection act goes into effect beginning July 1st and applies to activities within 250 feet of mean water level for lakes and ponds greater than 10 acres. The intent of the Shoreland Protection Act is to prevent degradation of water quality … Continue reading

Treatment of Ticklenaked Pond completes final step in Ten year lake clean-up effort!
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Treatment of Ticklenaked Pond completes final step in Ten year lake clean-up effort!

Ten years ago, Watershed Management Division (WSMD) scientists completed a study of Ticklenaked Pond, in Ryegate, VT, to determine sources of excess phosphorus, and identify options to reduce loading of this nutrient to the lake, which was resulting in excessive algae blooms. That study indicated the need to address watershed-based phosphorus sources, but also to … Continue reading