Lake Watershed Action Plan

The White River Conservation District is pleased to partner with the LMPA, LMC, LMF to create a Lake Watershed Action Plans (LWAP) for Lake Morey.  We recently received funding from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Dept. of Environmental Conservation to develop a plan specific to Lake Morey.

The LWAP will combine a lake’s condition of shoreland, tributaries, and hydrologically connected roads in an individual planning guide that prioritizes restoration and protection actions for Lake Morey. Lake Watershed Action Plans help identify the greatest threats to water quality, wildlife habitat, and overall lake ecosystem health. The Plan will include a priority list of the greatest threats to the lake and concept designs for solving these issues. Additionally, shoreland development is often known to be the principal threat to water quality in a given lake, Lake Wise Assessments will be completed to identify voluntary projects that shoreland property owners can undertake to mitigate or minimize threats to the lake.

The plan will be developed in close coordination with the Lake Morey community and the three lake organizations. The LMPA is taking the lead in coordinating the program, and will be managed by the following committee:  Bill Minard, Chair, Laura Tucker, Robin Rowland, Donna Richardson, Dana Ozimek and Denise Drouin. The intent of the LWAP is to guide local efforts towards actions that have been identified under the Plan’s strategy.  For Additional information about LWAPs including technical guidelines, examples from other lakes and information about Lake Wise click here