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Seeing Beyond the View

By Patrick Berry, Commissioner, Department of Fish and Wildlife For many Vermonters, the shorelines along lakes and ponds are synonymous with ducks and geese flying in low, with shorebirds walking delicately among the grasses, feeding and raising their young, and with schools of hungry panfish waiting for a young angler’s …

Welcome to FOVLAP’s newest blog!  Here we share news of how Vermont’s lake and watershed associations translate knowledge into action as we collaborate to protect water quality.  Please let us know if you have a story to contribute or you have a shore land problem area you need help with. …

Some of the Science Behind Today’s Headlines

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 This afternoon, at Vermont’s Statehouse, H.526 (The establishment of lake shoreland protection standards) is being debated by our representatives (to read the bill, see http://www.leg.state.vt.us/docs/2014/bills/Intro/H-526.pdf). If you support H.526, please email your representatives to let them know.  Contact information can be found at: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/legdir/legdirMain.cfm H.526 arose …

Benefits of a Wooded Shoreline

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 On the North Point of Lake Eden, we maintain a wooded shoreline buffer and are rewarded by visits from a diversity of wildlife.  Loons fish off our shores.  A couple of years ago I surprised a hermit thrush at the edge of our picnic grove (above).  …

2012 Vermont Lake Shorelands Status

Monday, October 29, 2012 Susan Warren from the Lakes and Ponds Section of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is looking for input from people interested in the health of Vermont lakes and ponds in reference to ACT 138. Please review the following information about the current status of lakeshores …