This past winter the Vermont lawmakers began crafting legislation to increase protections for shorelands around lakes and ponds. Â Specifically, the House passed a shorelands protection bill, and the Senate plans to act on the issue in January.
Meanwhile, this summer, a group of lawmakers and theÂ Vermont Department of Environmental ConservationÂ are holding public meetings around the state to explain Vermontâ€™s water quality programs and outline the importance of safeguarding lakeshores as a part of the stateâ€™s overarching clean water strategy, and then take questions and comments from the audience.
This Thursday September 12th from 6-8pm the public meetingÂ for our region will be held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT. This is a chance for lawmakers to hear directly from the many Vermonters across the state who support wildlife, clean water, and healthy, beautiful lakes and ponds.
If you swim, boat, or fish in Vermont lakes and ponds, or simply gaze out on their shimmering water, please come to this gathering. Become more informed about the issues and voice any questions or concerns you might have about these precious resources.