For many, Lake Tahoe is a refuge. It’s a place to escape, unwind and recharge. Yet the recent Lake Tahoe Summit made one thing crystal-clear: to keep Tahoe blue, we can’t afford to take a vacation from protecting the lake we love. When it comes to tackling Tahoe’s aquatic invasive weed problem, inaction could spell disaster.
Aquatic invasive weeds are underwater plants that don’t naturally occur in the lake. Unintentionally introduced to Tahoe decades ago, they threaten to destroy Lake Tahoe’s native ecology, pristine water quality and world-famous clarity, while also impacting our enjoyment of the lake we love.