lakes

ANC General Permit

On May 1, 2018, the Aquatic Nuisance Control General Permit for the use of nonchemical aquatic nuisance and rapid response control activities, was issued.  This general permit is limited to the use of benthic barriers and powered mechanical devices that utilize diver assisted suction harvesting as nonchemical aquatic nuisance control activities in waters of the State.  Control activities include: aquatic nuisance control activities that target only aquatic plant

State Selects Contractor to Assess Phosphorus Management Options in Lake Carmi

12 December 2017

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is pleased to announce the selection of a contractor to conduct the first phase of the Lake Carmi In-Lake Phosphorus Management Project. The objective of this phase is to identify the most cost-effective strategy to reduce in-lake phosphorus. The three-phase project is a key part of the lar

Shoreline Stabilization

Shoreline Stabilization Techniques

The shoreline is an important and sensitive area that connects the aquatic world with the adjacent upland.  These “edge” areas provide essential habitat for fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects, and other wildlife.  They also set the stage for good water quality, as the vegetation and natural forest duff layer along the shore infiltrate pollutant- and silt-laden stormwater runoff, keeping lake water clean. 

2017 Lakes Seminar

05 May 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 Lake Seminar. The 13th annual seminar will be held on June 2nd at the Canadian Club in Barre. The theme for this year's annual spring seminar is "Pathways to Healthy Lakes." The seminar will include morning presentations and afternoon workshops. Lunch is included with registration.

LakeWise Map

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

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