LakeSmart - A Lake-Friendly Living Program

If you want to do all you can to live in a lake-friendly way and ensure the lake you love is restored and preserved, then LakeSmart is for YOU!

LakeSmart is a free, non-regulatory, and voluntary education and recognition program. The goal is to encourage property owners to maintain their homes and property in ways that protect lake water quality, wildlife habitat, and property values.

Why should you become LakeSmart?

You can be a hero for your lake! What happens on your property affects the lake—whether you live along it or miles from it. LakeSmart properties create clean, clear, and healthy water, recreational opportunities, higher property values, and better habitat for wildlife. You can inspire others to make lake-friendly living a way of life in your community and throughout New Hampshire.

How to become LakeSmart

  1. Complete the Survey. Take our 15-minute online self-assessment survey. Your answers are confidential, and you will receive a personalized follow-up report with tips you need to earn the LakeSmart Award. 
  2. Make Lake-Friendly Updates. Your personalized follow-up report will be full of lake-friendly tips and ideas to make your property lake-friendly. LakeSmart properties are both beautiful and functional.
  3. Request a Site Visit. Once your updates are complete, you can request a FREE and confidential visit from a LakeSmart evaluator. Visits take approximately one hour. Or, you can submit photos instead – click here.
  4. Show off your LakeSmart Award! When you receive the LakeSmart Award, show it to family, friends, and neighbors to encourage participation!

LakeSmart Resource Library

Knowing where to find reliable and accurate information to help you with LakeSmart lake-friendly living projects on your property and in your home can be daunting. That’s why we’ve compiled a resource library to help you along the way!

Our LakeSmart Service Providers

Choosing the right professional to help with home and property projects is as important as the materials you use. A contractor that is invested in protecting the lake is important, and making sure they are trained should not be overlooked.

Our LakeSmart Service Provider Partners understand the value of clean and healthy lakes to our environment, our personal well-being, and our New Hampshire communities and economy. They are committed to doing work in a way that supports clean and healthy lakes in New Hampshire and help property owners live in a lake-friendly way.

Be a LakeSmart Business Partner

Show that your business understands the value of clean and healthy lakes to our environment, community, and economy. Reach potential customers who are also concerned about the health of our lakes and get referrals through our LakeSmart Program.

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