Naturally vegetated or restored shorelines of your lake protect water quality, prevent erosion, provide fish and wildlife habitat and provide a pleasant place for relaxation and enjoyment.
Orange County, Florida – Chapter 15, Article IV
Invasive Plant Management Permit
The Bureau of Invasive Plant Management - A State Permit is required for the control of any aquatic vegetation pursuant to the rules of Chapter 62C-20 of the Florida administrative Code
Lakeshore Protection Permit (LSP)
Within Orange County, Florida, a lakeshore homeowner is entitled to vegetation free access corridor of 20% or 30 feet of total linear shoreline, whichever is greater, without a permit. If you want to remove vegetation outside of the access corridor then a Lakeshore Protection Permit (LSP) is required. This permit will allow you to remove nuisance and exotic vegetation; however, replanting of beneficial native species may be required to meet 80% coverage of native aquatic vegetation. The LSP permit will allow you to maintain the shoreline clear of nuisance and exotic vegetation as long as you sustain the obligatory 80% native plant coverage. Note that certain trees and endangered plants cannot be removed from the shoreline. Generally boat docks are to be placed in the access corridor. This permit will allow the homeowner to clear below the Normal High Water Elevation (NHWE).
Conservation Area Authorization (CAA)
Any native vegetation below the recorded wetland line above the Normal High Water Elevation is considered a Conservation Area. If any work is to be completed in this area such as removing nuisance and exotic vegetation a separate permit can be applied for this specific area or be completed as one in conjunction with the Lakeshore Protection Permit.
December 15, 2014
Special thanks to Susan Nunamaker, editor in chief at the Windermere Sun, for featuring Aquascapes of Central Florida in their monthly town newsletter with our recent project of restoring the eastern shoreline of Lake Butler for a private owner in the Town of Windermere. Much appreciated! Click here to read »