vegetated buffer

June 26, 2015
Slow the flow at your Maine Lakefront Property

Slow the flow at your Maine Lakefront Property

A Brilliant Summer Day on Androscoggin Lake by Leigh Macmillen HayesHealthy buffers along lakefront properties are our last defense in the effort to preserve water quality. These riparian buffers are vegetated zones of land rather than green golf-course like lawns adjacent to the water. The buffer […]
May 22, 2015
Fifteen Ways to Become a Better Steward of Your Maine Lake

Fifteen Ways to Become a Better Steward of Your Maine Lake

Cliffs Overlooking Lower Springy Pond in Otis, Maine   by Leigh Macmillen Hayes   Those of us who own Maine lakefront property appreciate the beauty before us. Unfortunately, unless we take steps to become better stewards, the lakes will degrade. By developing an understanding of how […]
October 5, 2014

Maine Lakefront Primer: The ABCs of Watershed Terminology

Mousam Lake, Shapleigh, Maine: Doesn’t This Make You Want to Jump In? Because we use a variety of terms when we write or talk about lakefront property and the surrounding watershed, we thought you’d appreciate having lakespeak defined. Lakefront Properties For Sale in Shapleigh, Maine View […]
August 2, 2013

Improving Water Quality Begins with Lakefront Property Owners

Cumulus Clouds over Echo Lake in Fayette, Maine In Maine, lakefront property owners are drawn to the peace one can experience beside the water. For many years, Maine’s lakes and ponds have served as a summer destination where one can enjoy the clean waters and surrounding […]
May 9, 2013

Maine Lakefront Property Owners Use LakeSmart Program to Reduce Impact on Lake

Crystal Clear Water of Crystal Lake, Raymond, Maine Pristine lakefront property in Maine. Mirror-like crystal clear water. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Captivating mountain views. Gentle afternoon breezes. Starry-starry nights. Serenading loons. Basking painted turtles. When you think about purchasing a classic Maine cabin, camp or cottage […]