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Enjoy the Lake this Fourth of July with the
Tahoe Boating App

On the beach, on a paddleboard, or aboard a boat, the updated Tahoe Boating App can improve your experience this summer. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency established no-wake zones in certain areas of the lake as part of the 2018 Shoreline Plan to improve recreation and protect Tahoe's sensitive shoreline. 

Watercraft within 600 feet of shore, within 100 feet of paddlers and other boats, and anywhere in Emerald Bay are in a designated no-wake zone with a speed limit of approximately 5 mph. Going slow near shore and around other watercraft makes Tahoe's recreation areas safer and reduces noise and shoreline erosion.

We created the Tahoe Boating App with a GPS-enabled map to show boaters and paddlers when they are in a no-wake zone. The app also informs users about area attractions and pinpoints services like bathrooms and marinas. We updated the app this year so it even keeps up with you when you are out of cell service range.

In addition, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency partnered with the League to Save Lake Tahoe and Clean Up The Lake on a new boating video that pulls together great information on no-wake zones, cold-water shock, and how to boat like a Tahoe pro.

This summer, boat rental concessionaires and marina partners are sharing the video and the app with their customers as well so everyone knows how to boat safely. 

Share the video with these links to help keep Tahoe safe this Fourth of July.
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And if you're on the water this Fourth, keep an eye out for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency boat crew who are helping educate boaters about clean boating and the no-wake zones.

Happy Independence Day and have a great summer!

Summer Issue of Tahoe In Depth

The 22nd issue of TRPA's environmental newspaper hit mailboxes and newsstands in June! Read about new trails and transit, Caldor Fire restoration, Tahoe's potholes, summer paddling, and more.

Read the issue...

Video: What's happening on Tahoe's East Shore

Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program partners are busy restoring and improving Tahoe's East Shore. Click here to learn about the Marlette Creek Restoration Project, forest health initiatives, next steps for Spooner Lake and Sand Harbor state parks, and more.

Paddlers can help stop invasive species

Tahoe Keepers are an important bunch, and anyone can become one. They are paddlers who know about Clean, Drain, and Dry procedures and become active stewards helping stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Lake Tahoe invasive species managers are letting paddlers know how they can get free inspections, when a free decontamination may be required, and how to stop inflatables and electric surf foils from transporting invasive species. 

Non-trailered, non-motorized watercraft are not required to have an inspection, but may be subject to inspection prior to entering the waters of the Lake Tahoe Region, depending on the posed risk.

For example, risk is greater if you are coming from infested waters like Lake Mead or Havasu. A free inspection and decontamination will reduce the risk of introducing Quagga or Zebra mussels from those areas into Tahoe.

For pristine waters that have no invasive species, such as Echo Lakes, Angora, and Fallen Leaf lakes, even Lake Tahoe is considered a threat due to the Eurasian watermilfoil, curlyleaf pondweed, and Asian clams currently found here.

Paddlers and efoil riders who need a decontamination prior to slipping onto the lake get priority at watercraft inspection stations and are not charged for the service.

Read more...

Thank you paddlers for becoming Tahoe Keepers and helping protect the waters of the Tahoe Region!

West Shore Bike Trail Survey

The vision of a multi-use trail connecting Meeks Bay and the Cascade area south of Emerald Bay is become clearer as the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's trail study looks closer at potential routes.

You can help by reviewing possible trail alignments and completing a short survey at westshoretahoetrail.com.

Hurry, the survey closes soon!

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Spread the word from our social media posts: If you are bringing a boat from outside the region, the fastest way to get on the water is to be Clean, Drained, and Dry! 
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