Vermont Lake Wise Practices – 2018 Field Season Wrap Up: Benefits for Property and Lake in the New Year!
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Vermont Lake Wise Practices – 2018 Field Season Wrap Up: Benefits for Property and Lake in the New Year!

The Lake Wise Program provides technical assistance to all types of shoreland owners for managing stormwater and protecting water quality, property, and wildlife habitat. Shorelands are very important areas for protecting clean water and wildlife habitat yet have been developed into the highest residential density in Vermont. The goal of the Lake Wise Program is … Continue reading

A milestone for the Shoreland Protection Act!
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A milestone for the Shoreland Protection Act!

The Watershed Management Division recently celebrated a very special achievement – we’ve received our 500th Shoreland Protection Permit application!  The Shoreland Protection Act went into effect just a few short years ago and since that time, the Lakes & Ponds Management and Protection Program has been very busy getting the word out, promoting lake-friendly development, … Continue reading

Vermont Lakeshores – Vulnerable Places
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Vermont Lakeshores – Vulnerable Places

Vermont has more than 800 lakes with roughly 1,500 miles of shoreline offering home and habitat to people and wildlife. People love Vermont lakeshores for access to fishing and water sports, beautiful landscape, seasonal retreat, and year-round living. That makes our lakeshores valuable real estate, with an estimated 45 percent having some type of development … Continue reading