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September 28 Governing Board Meeting

Attend or tune in to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Governing Board meeting next Wednesday. Notable agenda items include:
  • Briefing on the Destination Stewardship Plan from TRPA staff and USDA Forest Service representatives
  • Briefing on Transportation initiatives from TRPA staff and Tahoe Transportation District representatives
  • Tahoe Housing Catalyst program update on California workforce housing grant program (Local Government & Housing Committee)
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Protecting Our Waters From Aquatic Invasive Species

By TRPA Governing Board Vice-Chair Hayley Williamson

Tahoe’s boat inspectors delivered some excellent news this month. This boating season, we experienced one of the lowest years on record of boats detected with dangerous quagga and zebra mussels—this following several years of troubling increases.

Even better news is that since mandatory watercraft inspections began in 2008, there have been no new aquatic invasive species (AIS) detected in Lake Tahoe.


Sign up for Destination Stewardship Plan Workshops

Upcoming workshops are your next opportunity to get involved in creating a collaborative management strategy for outdoor recreation and tourism in the greater Tahoe Region. Register for a workshop of your choice today! 

Update on Keys Weeds Test

Photo: Rubber barriers were anchored to the channel bottom throughout the test to keep herbicide within the test area until they completely degraded. Photo credit: The League to Save Lake Tahoe
The test project to gain control of the largest infestation of aquatic invasive weeds in the Tahoe Basin reached another milestone this week. Monitoring showed the EPA-approved herbicides used in one area of the test are no longer present, which allowed protective barriers to be removed.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) is leading an independent monitoring program of the test, which is being conducted by the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association. Over the next 1-2 years, TRPA will monitor the project to collect data on water quality and the effectiveness of several innovative methods to control Eurasian watermilfoil, curlyleaf pondweed, and coontail.

Gaining control of the infestation in the Tahoe Keys lagoons is considered the highest priority project in the multi-agency Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Action Plan. 

Photo credit: The League to Save Lake Tahoe

Action Plan Comes Forward to Meet Transportation Goals

Transportation partners in the Tahoe Region have developed a regional vision for Tahoe’s transportation system, but major transit and infrastructure investments are needed to improve safety and address peak congestion for residents and visitors.

The Lake Tahoe Transportation Action Plan is a commitment among partners to support the "7-7-7" funding plan. State, federal, and local/private partners would annually contribute $7 million each over 20 years to cover a gap in existing funding and help complete the projects needed to modernize the region’s transportation system.

The plan utilizes the collaborative framework of Tahoe's Environmental Improvement Program, or EIP, which has led restoration, water quality, forest health, and community revitalization projects in the Tahoe Region for more than 25 years.

Explore the Action Plan...

Fall events are back!

Enjoy one of these cool community events. 

Saturday September 24

25th Annual Forest Stewardship Day
North Tahoe Clean Up Days

Saturday October 1

Fire Fest 2022

October Dates

Tallac After Dark at Tallac Historic Site



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