Julie Ricardi proudly displaying the
LakeSmart Award sign on her property
LakeSmart Program Resources
@ Sabbathday Lake
The Sabbathday Lake Association participates in the LakeSmart Program - a program sponsored by the Maine Lakes Society - as a means to effective protect our lake environment. It recognizes waterfront homeowners who use natural landscaping strategies to protect the health of Sabbathday Lake. We are very fortunate to have an active lake association that does everything it can to keep OUR LAKE at its best.
The 2009 Watershed Survey of Sabbathday Lake found a few “trouble spots” where erosion and run-off could be improved. We encourage you to take a look at the survey (found in Appendix C) and see if your property was one of the ones identified. If you have taken steps to improve your lakefront, we are very appreciative of your efforts.
Diantha Grant is available to review your lakefront property during a preliminary step to getting a Lake Smart evaluation. This review is strictly voluntary, but we hope that over the next few years that the majority of shorefront owners will agree to participate.
There is additional information on this website about native plants that make excellent buffers. We are looking to review some properties each year (until the end of September) and continue reviewing 8 or 10 a year over the next 3 to 5 years.
Please review all of the information identified in the links listed prior to contacting Diantha. Start first with "Standards and Better Management Practices (BMPs) for Homeowner" as this gives you the best summary participating in the LakeSmart Program.
Also, please review Maine Shoreland Zoning Handbook (link provided) to make sure you understand the State's mandatory zoning requirements.
If you have any questions about the LakeSmart Program @ Sabbathday Lake or the review process we use, please contact:
Diantha Grant – firstname.lastname@example.org
Buffer Handbook - By Maine DEP
Maine Shoreland Zoning