MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) - A special panel studying the health of Vermont's lakes and the lands immediately surrounding them is hosting a public forum this week in Middlebury.
The Lake Shoreland Protection Commission will conduct a public meeting on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Middlebury.
The session is expected to include a presentation from the state Agency of Natural Resources about the current health of Vermont's lakes and how that is affected by the way people use lands immediately surrounding them.
Vermont lawmakers have been considering new regulations governing the clearing of land and creation of impervious surfaces next to lakes.
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