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Shoreland Protection Act Informational Meeting July 21 in Woodford

As you may already be aware, this May the Vermont General Assembly passed shoreland protection legislation that applies to activities within 250 feet of a lakeís mean water level for all lakes greater than 10 acres in size. The Shoreland Protection Act (Chapter 49A of Title 10 ß1441 et seq.), effective July 1st of this year, establishes a new state regulation for guiding shoreland development. The intent of the Act is to prevent degradation of water quality in lakes, preserve habitat and natural stability of shorelines, and maintain the economic benefits of lakes and their shorelands by defining standards for the creation impervious surface and cleared area in shorelands.

The Department of Environmental Conservationís Lakes and Ponds Program administers the Shoreland Protection Act. Please join them on July 21st from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM for a review of the Shoreland Protection Act and to answer any questions you may have. The meeting will be held at the Woodford Lake Estates Pavilion.

More information on the issue can be found at the shoreland protection section of the DECís website: Watershed Management - Shoreland Protection.