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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, Davis 3
Montpelier, VT 05620-3522

Tel.# 802-828-1115

Shoreland Best Management Practices

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Lake Wise
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

Aquatic Nuisance Control Grant-In-Aid Program

The Aquatic Nuisance Control (ANC) Grant-in-Aid Program provides financial assistance to municipalities and agencies of the state for aquatic invasive and nuisance species management programs. Funding for the ANC 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.


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