Lake library

Welcome to the Lake Library, where we continue to expand our collection of lake-related resources for shoreland owners, lake stewards and anyone who appreciates clean and healthy lakes. Please check back as we will be adding new information often.

Best Management Practices


Contractors in the Shoreland Zone 


Economic Value of Lakes Click here for a recording of a webinar where the economic benefits of Maine's lakes and great ponds are discussed, and why keeping them healthy is imperative.

General Lake Information 

Invasive Species  

Lake Association How-Tos


Managing Erosion From Driveway and Parking Areas

 Native Plants and sod

Rain Gardens 

Real Estate Professionals

Septic Systems

  • Septic System Resources (Maine Lakes)
  • Septic System Permit Search: This service provided by The Division of Environmental and Community Health of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services allows citizens to search for the septic plans for a provided address. This service is provided by a third party working in partnership with the State of Maine.
  • Caring for Your Septic System: For the sake of Maine's water resources, out of sight should mean out of mind. To view and/or download this brochure, please click HERE.

Shoreland Zoning 

The production and distribution of outreach materials are supported in part by a Giving While Living grant from the Woodard and Curran Foundation. We thank them for their support!