Press

Here you will find recent press releases and outreach materials for the Tahoe Boat Inspection program.

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We encourage members of the press to utilize any and all of these materials, and to CONTACT US if we can help in any way.

Press Contact—

Nicole Cartwright
AIS Program Coordinator
Tahoe Resource Conservation District
530.543.1501 x111
ncartwright@tahoercd.org

 

Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2014

Boaters: Get on the Water Faster by Arriving at Lake Tahoe Inspection Stations “Clean, Drained & Dry”
13 boats with invasive species intercepted to date in 2014

Lake Tahoe, CA-NV – The July 4th holiday and fireworks celebrations always bring a welcomed influx of boaters to the Lake Tahoe Basin. With sunny skies and warm temperatures predicted for the 4th of July holiday week, boaters are urged to Clean, Drain and Dry their boats before arriving at the roadside inspection stations in Tahoe to avoid delays and decontamination fees. As a reminder, all stations close at 5:30 pm, so please plan your travel accordingly. More…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2014

Lake Tahoe Roadside Boat Inspection Stations Open for Season

Lake Tahoe, CA-NV – Roadside stations for inspections and decontaminations of motorized boats and watercraft are officially opening for the 2014 boating season. More…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2012

Boaters: Save Time and Money by Arriving at Lake Tahoe Inspection Stations “Clean, Drained & Dry”

4 Infested Boats Prevented from Launching into Lake Tahoe in 2012

Lake Tahoe, CA-NV – The July 4th Holiday and fireworks celebrations always bring an influx of boaters to the Lake Tahoe Basin.  With sunny skies and warm temperatures predicted for the 4th of July holiday week, boaters are urged to Clean, Drain and Dry their boats before arriving at one of 5 roadside inspection stations in the Tahoe to avoid delays and decontamination fees. More…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2011

Tahoe Boat Inspections Move to Roadside Stations Wednesday May 25th

South Lake Tahoe, CA – Inspections for Lake Tahoe boaters will take place at roadside inspection stations only as of Wednesday, May 25. Off-highway inspection stations will be staffed by Tahoe Resource Conservation District inspectors from 8am to 8pm for the 2011 boating season and are convenient to highways entering the Lake Tahoe Basin. Off-highway Boat Inpections Press Release 5-23-11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2011

Truckee Watercraft Inspection Program Prepares for another Successful Boating Season

Truckee, CA – The Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) will once again manage the Truckee Area Watercraft Inspection Program for 2011. Entering its second season, Truckee area inspections and boater education on aquatic invasive species (AIS) will take place at Donner Lake and Boca, Prosser, and Stampede reservoirs from April 30 through September 30. Current funding for Truckee Area watercraft inspections and outreach has been provided by the Truckee River Fund.  Truckee Inspections Release 4-20-11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 29, 2011

Moving Tahoe Boat Inspections to Roadside Stations Adds Efficiency, Convenience for Boaters

Lake Tahoe, NV – Among the updates to Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) watercraft inspections this year are measures to increase speed and efficiency and to improve the boater experience while keeping risk of invasion and inspection fees low, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) announced today. AIS_Updates_4-29-2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2011

Public Invited to Learn About Efforts to Prevent and Control Aquatic Invasive Species in Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe, CA – The Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Coordination Committee will host a public forum on April 5th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the US Forest Service Building located at 35 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Brief presentations will focus on aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention and control projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin, including the Tahoe Watercraft Inspection Program, invasive aquatic plant and Asian clam control efforts, and non-native fish removal. The evening will conclude with a question and answer period. Light refreshments will be served. AIS Spring Forum Press Release 3-22-11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 14, 2010

Watercraft Inspection Program Continues to Ward Off Invasive Mussels

South Lake Tahoe, CA, December 14, 2010 – Watercraft inspection data and scientific reports continue to indicate that Lake Tahoe’s waters remain clear of invasive Quagga and Zebra mussels, which are considered major threats to Lake Tahoe and surrounding waterbodies. Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) watercraft inspectors performed 8,000 inspections this boating season, and there were an additional 19,000 launches comprised of watercraft with intact Tahoe-issued inspection seals. 2010 Watercraft Inspection Data Release 12-14-10

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 20, 2010

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV – A boater who refused a mandatory invasive species decontamination earlier this summer faces a $5,000 penalty for evading watercraft inspectors in order to launch illegally into Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board will decide the matter at their meeting Wednesday at Stateline, NV. Watercraft_Violation_Release_8-25-10