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Vermont DEC Releases Set Of Lake Wise Info Sheets

25 Sep 2022 5:52 PM | Jerremy Jones (Administrator)

Check out this great new collection of Lake Wise Info Sheets from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.

Topics include:

Living Shoreland

Beaches and Recreation Areas
Conserve and Protect Lakeshores
Lakeshore Buffers
Lake-Friendly Yard Maintenance
Live Stakes and Fascines
Low Impact Lakeshore Development
Managing Invasive Plants
Restore Natural Plant Communities

Low Impact Lake Access

Infiltration Steps
Driveways and Lake Roads
Planning Pathways
Turn-outs & Rock Aprons
Water Bars & Open-Top Culverts

Upland Stormwater Management

Check Dams
Dry Wells
Filter Berms
Infiltration Trenches
Permeable Pavers
Rain Gardens
Downspout Disconnection & Rain Barrels
Vegetated Swales

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.

They also illustrate the great work that our partner the Poultney Mettowee Natural Resource Conservation District (PMNRCD) performs around the lake as part of the Lake St. Catherine Lake Wise Program. Over the past 4 years, these projects have worked to limit stormwater runoff, and have also helped to beautify the shoreline.

If you are interested in participating in Lake Wise on LSC in 2023 (which will be our 5th year!), please email us at info@lakestcatherine.org to get on the list!

You can learn more about the Lake Wise Program here: https://lakestcatherine.org/lake-wise-program

Here's an example of page 1 of the Lakeshore Buffers Lake Wise Info Sheet:

Vermont DEC Lake Wise Info Sheet - Lakeshore Buffers - Page 1

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

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Wells, VT 05774

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