Wednesday May 11, 2022

Mountain Democrat

Project work to eradicate invasive plants has resumed at Taylor Creek and Tallac Creek marshes in South Lake Tahoe.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, began the project in November by removing vegetation from the marsh in preparation to install underwater bottom barriers in the marshes adjacent to Baldwin and Kiva beaches this spring, TRPA officials stated when the project began. Bottom barriers are mats laid underwater to deprive weeds of sunlight they need to grow.

The barriers help control and eradicate invasive plant species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and will be in place through 2025.

Invasive plants affect wildlife habitat, outcompete native plants and can impact recreation and water quality.

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