LakeSmart is a campaign to protect lakes and ponds by rewarding property owners who live in a lake-friendly manner. The reward is public recognition in the form of two handsome metal signs, acknowledgment on the website of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and a letter of appreciation from the Department’s Commissioner.
What is Lake-friendly Living?
Living in a lake-friendly way means keeping rainwater from running into lakes, maintaining a fairly deep and healthy screen of groundcover, plants, shrubs and trees along the waterfront, maintaining septic systems well, avoiding the use of harmful chemicals and obeying lays that govern the Shoreland Zone.
LakeSmart Can Doubly Benefit a Lake
Homeowners who do these things can earn the coveted LakeSmart Award, represented by a handsome blue and white sign that shows their home is helping preserve lake health. The attractive sign also shows neighbors how they, too, can protect a lake they love by modeling good stewardship practices. This communicates the thought that caring for the lake carries over into how we live day to day.
LakeSmart could make the difference for the lake you love.
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