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Welcome to the
Lakes & Ponds Management and Protection Program

The Lakes & Ponds Management and Protection Program monitors the health of Vermont's lakes, determines the causes of problems, and develops ways to solve them. Our staff provides lake and shoreland management and protection assistance to municipalities, lake associations, and individuals. We also administer permits for aquatic nuisance control, lake encroachment and shoreland projects.

Shoreland Home

The Vermont Shoreland Protection Act effective as of July 1, 2014.

Under What's New (top right) and on the Shoreland Permit Program Webpage find links to information regarding the Vermont Shoreland Protection Act and the Shoreland Permit process.


Updated July 21, 2014

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VT DEC Watershed Management Division 1 National Life Drive, Main 2  Montpelier, VT  05620-3522  Tele: 802-828-1535   Fax: 802-828-1544

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