LakeSmart Toolkit

There’s lots to learn about being LakeSmart, and you can pick up a great deal on your own!
We’ve brought together as many resources on this page to help you in your endeavor.

Portland Water District

Maine Department of Environmental Protection


  • Certified contractors in your area. All earth moving activity within 250 feet from the high water line of great ponds must be done by a DEP certified contractor. It’s the law and it applies to all great ponds starting January 2013!
  • Maine Yardscaping – Get help choosing the right plant for the right place and grass seed sources.
There are other organizations that will help you find sustainable landscape professionals in your area: