lakes

Monitoring


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The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation's Watershed Management Division monitors the water quality of lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and wetlands across Vermont.

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Vermont Lake Wise Program

Contact Information

Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Watershed Management Division
Lakes and Ponds Section
1 National Life Drive, Main 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3522

Tel.# 802- 828-1535

Shoreland Best Management Practices

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Vermont Lakeshore Management

Lake Wise practices apply to the land surrounding a lake that is within 250 feet of the lake's mean water level.

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Grant-In-Aid Program

The Grant-in-aid Program provides financial assistance to municipalities and agencies of the state for aquatic invasive and nuisance species management programs. Funding for Grant-in-aid grants comes from a portion of annual revenues from motorboat registration fees and federal funds. This grant program has supported over 70 municipalities since 1994.

Aquatic Invasive Species Control

Various aquatic invasive species control efforts have been implemented in Vermont, and many are ongoing. VTDEC permits many AIS control actions, and is directly involved in the implementation of others. Local governments, watershed and lake associations, and other individuals are also involved in a myriad of control efforts around the state.

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