Truckee, CA…Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) inspectors will be inspecting watercraft on the Fourth of July weekend and through September 30 at Donner Lake and Boca, Prosser, and Stampede reservoirs. Arrive prepared for the inspection by having your boat be Clean, Drained and Dried. This will save you time at the ramps and allow you to have a great holiday weekend on the Truckee Region waters.
Watercraft inspections are our best protection against the introduction of aquatic invasive species,? said Kim Boyd, Program Manager for the Invasive Species Program at Tahoe RCD. Boaters are encouraged to ?Clean, Drain and Dry? their watercraft, including motorboats, kayaks and canoes, prior to launching into any new water body.
Inspections are currently voluntary but highly recommended to avoid the spread of aquatic invasive species, such as quagga and zebra mussels, New Zealand mudsnails and aquatic invasive plants, which pose a significant threat to Truckee/Tahoe area water bodies and the local economy. Free decontaminations will be available for high risk vessels wishing to launch at Truckee area water bodies through September 30. Decontaminations are available at the Alpine Meadows Transportation Station parking lot, off Highway 89 and Northstar-at-Tahoe Castle Peak parking lot, off Highway 267.
To better serve the Truckee area and facilitate AIS prevention efforts, Tahoe RCD will be hosting a series of public forums this summer to gather input and recommendations for the future of the Truckee Region watercraft inspection program. Discussion topics will include program structure, funding options and risk analysis. The public is encouraged to attend all of the following public forums, July 28th, Aug 25th and September 29th, to provide input and support for the program. For more information, program updates and public forum announcements visit TruckeeBoatInspections.com or call 530.587.4911.
About Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD)
Tahoe RCD?s mission is to promote the conservation and improvement of the Lake Tahoe Basin?s soil, water, and related natural resources by providing leadership, information, programs, and technical assistance to all land managers, owners, organizations, and residents. Tahoe RCD is a non-regulatory, grant funded, public agency that works with a variety of partner agencies to implement programs and outreach, which currently focus on erosion control, runoff infiltration, terrestrial and aquatic invasive species control, and conservation landscaping.