Vermont moves to restrict wake boats, citing environmental and safety concerns
The sport of wakesurfing has found its way to Vermont, but not everyone is riding the wave. This hour, we’ll learn about proposed rules that would end the use of wake boats on some Vermont lakes and restrict their use on others.
Host Connor Cyrus will talk with Vermonters who are concerned about wake boats’ role in environmental problems like shore erosion and the spread of invasive species. He'll also speak with people who think the proposed rules go too far, or not far enough.
Our guests are:
- Oliver Pierson, Lakes and Ponds project manager with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
- Jack Widness, member of Responsible Wakes for Vermont Lakes who lives on Lake Raponda in Wilmington
- Bruce Epstein, president of Green Mountain Water Skiers
- Candy Moot, member of Pristine Lakes Group and Seymour Lake Association
Broadcast live on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.
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