Thursday June 27, 2024


In early June, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California received $3.4 million. The money is part of a 5-year grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to improve the health of Lake Tahoe.

The funding will be used to construct two permanent watercraft inspection stations along the Lake Tahoe shoreline. The stations will help stop invasive species, such as the quagga mussel and the New Zealand mud snail, from spreading in the lake.

Dennis Zabaglo, aquatic invasive species program manager for the agency, said they currently have three temporary inspection stations which are inconvenient.

“We have to de-mobilize and mobilize every year,” he said. “So it’s a strain on our resources and time to get those ready each season and also break them down.”

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