Check out this great new collection of Lake Wise Info Sheets from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.
Beaches and Recreation Areas
Conserve and Protect Lakeshores
Lake-Friendly Yard Maintenance
Live Stakes and Fascines
Low Impact Lakeshore Development
Managing Invasive Plants
Restore Natural Plant Communities
Low Impact Lake Access
Driveways and Lake Roads
Turn-outs & Rock Aprons
Water Bars & Open-Top Culverts
Upland Stormwater Management
Downspout Disconnection & Rain Barrels
These are great resources to show you how to implement best practices on your lakeshore property to make it lake-friendly by limiting stormwater from carrying phosphorus, sediments, and other pollutants into the lake.
The new sheets and lots of additional information on the Lake Wise Program from the Vermont DEC can be viewed here: https://dec.vermont.gov/watershed/lakes-ponds/lakeshores-lake-wise/bmp
Here’s an example of page 1 of the Lakeshore Buffers Lake Wise Info Sheet:
Wise About Water
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