PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF AQUATIC INVASIVE WEEDS
The Tahoe Keys Lagoons and neighboring marina – the Lake’s largest – are choked with harmful, aquatic invasive plants that are creeping into the Lake itself. These invasive weeds threaten Lake Tahoe’s delicate ecology, which can impact water clarity. They outcompete native species, affect nutrient cycling and impact algal growth, which can turn Lake Tahoe’s blue water green.
The League to Save Lake Tahoe is leading a team of public and private partners, including the Tahoe Keys Marina and ECO-CLEAN Solutions, to implement innovative technologies that ratchet up containment on Tahoe’s largest infestation of aquatic invasive weeds.
A WATERBORNE WASTE BIN ON STEROIDS
The Collec’Thor is a high-capacity weed and trash skimmer that attracts and collects solid and liquid waste floating on the surface. It operates by continuously pumping water through its five-foot long filter. Water passes right through, while up to 220 pounds of floating weeds and trash are captured in the device’s hopper. The Collec’Thor is installed at the water’s edge or on a floating dock in areas where marine waste tends to travel.