Lakeshore Protections

WAMC/Pat Bradley

A House committee holds a hearing next week on a bill that calls for new protections for the shorelines of Vermont's lakes and ponds.


A proposed state law creating new protections for Vermont's lakeshores is drawing support from environmentalists and criticism from some lakeside property owners and municipal officials.

The bill before the House Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources Committee calls on the Agency of Natural Resources to draft new rules restricting what can be built at the edges of lakes and requiring a buffer of vegetation between the water's edge and built-up structures.