EVENTS for 2015


June 2015
Watch for Upcoming Information
and Location


Monday ~ July 27, 2015



Shoreland Protection Act

SUMMARY – Vermont Shoreland Protection Act 

Frequently Asked Questions

A Handbook for Shoreland Development

Shoreland Permit Program

Information Sessions

Training Sessions

H.526 as passed the Legislature



VIP Basic Training Workshops

Aquatic Invasive Species Workshop



Read our current newsletter!



Wise About Water: Knowledge in Action (blog)



2014 Legislative Updates



The Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds (FOVLAP) is a group of local lake and pond associations, individuals and others interested in promoting and maintaining the quality of the environment of, and the pleasure of living near and using, Vermont’s lakes and ponds. Most of us are waterfront property owners, but the Federation also includes individuals and businesses who are simply interested in helping us further our objectives. Annual membership dues are nominal for either individuals or associations.




Vermont lake associations and homeowners wishing to learn more about managing their properties for lake health have the opportunity to receive workshops, educational materials, and plants to help defray the cost of planting buffers.

Through the Buffers for Blue Lakes 2014 Blueberry Project, interested associations organize homeowners for a Healthy Shores: Healthy Lakes workshop where they learn more about the role that shoreland buffers play in creating healthy shallow water ecosystems. In addition to the workshop and educational materials, 5 homeowners on each lake receive 4 blueberry plants, soil amendments, and technical support for planting blueberries. Grant funds contribute $100 per property for the workshops, buffer and blueberry planting information, soil amendments, and plants. The lake association or homeowner contributes $50 per property.

You can take a tour of  “Life in the shallows” with FOVLAP’s new Healthy Shores: Healthy Lakes educational video developed by Jeremy Deeds and featuring underwater video footage by Ben Maddox.

The Buffers for Blue Lakes 2014 Lakescaping Project is a new grant funded program that focuses on lake friendly best practices like no mow zones, best practice paths and steps, and landscaping that benefits shoreland and lake health. This program provides $1,000 per property for landscape designs, plants and materials, and installation services. The homeowner contributes $250.

Please contact Judy Davis at if your lake association is interested in our grant funded programs.


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Join FOVLAP to connect with more than 80 lake and pond associations in Vermont! Learn how other lakes are dealing with issues like shoreline erosion, invasive species, and algae.

The Federation of Vermont Lakes and Ponds, Inc. | P.O. Box 766 | Montpelier, VT 05601

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