Welcome to the Map of Lake Wise Participation. This map shows all the shoreland sites, including private, town, state or business owned property, where the shoreland owner is a participant in the Lake Wise Program. These shoreland owners are interested in making improvements on their property to manage stormwater for protecting water quality and in restoring and protecting natural shorelands for wildlife, bank stability, and many other property and lake benefits. To learn more about lake-friendly practices, also called Best Management Practices, and how to make your property exemplary an
Under the Shoreland Protection Act, projects within the Protected Shoreland Area (PSA), the first 250 feet from the mean water level of lakes and ponds greater than 10 acres, are required to meet the following standards for slope, impervious surface, and cleared area:
The Department of Environmental Conservation (Department) is reissuing the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) pesticide general permit (2017 PGP) which authorizes the point source discharges of biological pesticides, and chemical pesticides that leave a residue, to waters of Vermont.
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is in the process of considering input from stakeholders about whether and how rulemaking can reduce tensions among users of Great Hosmer Pond.
The Pesticide General Permit (PGP) (PDF, 505 KB) was issued pursuant to Vermont’s federally delegated National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. The PGP provides coverage for discharges from the application of pesticides to, waters of the state for the following pesticide use patterns: