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Public is invited to free training on how to protect Lake Tahoe from aquatic invasive species

League to Save Lake Tahoe
June 3, 2024

Environmental partners are hosting the event as boating and paddling season kicks off

LAKE TAHOE, Nev./Cal., June 3, 2024 On Thursday, June 6, a team of Tahoe’s protectors will lead a free, public training on how to preserve the Lake’s blue waters from the threat of aquatic invasive species as part of California Invasive Species Action Week. The morning event at the Tahoe Keys Marina in South Lake Tahoe will also include a demonstration of innovative aquatic robots—including a motorized drone and high-capacity skimmer—being used to contain the spread of invasive weeds in Lake Tahoe.  

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) can outcompete native plants and animals, alter the Lake’s delicate ecosystem, and threaten to turn Tahoe’s famously blue waters a murky, unappealing green. 

During the two-hour training, participants will learn how to identify aquatic invasive species and report their sightings through a web-based platform, understand the fundamentals of lake-friendly paddling and why it’s crucial to “clean, drain, and dry” gear before hitting the water, and gain awareness about harmful algal blooms. 

The event is led by the League to Save Lake Tahoe in collaboration with ECO-CLEAN Solutions, Tahoe Keepers, Clean Up The Lake, the Lahontan Water Quality Control Board, and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, with generous support from the Tahoe Keys Marina. California Invasive Species Action Week runs June 1 – June 9. 

10:00 am – noon | Thursday, June 6 

Volunteers of all ages are welcome. No prior experience is required. There is no fee to attend. 

Tahoe Keys Marina | 2435 Venice Dr E, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (map) 

Register for the free training at 

Lake Tahoe is known for its astounding water quality and clarity. Aquatic invasive species are the most dire threat to Tahoe’s famous water and delicate ecology. Everyone who enjoys the Lake is encouraged to protect it from aquatic invaders. Attending this free training is a great way to do your part to Keep Tahoe Blue.  




Media Contact:
Chris Joseph, Communications Director, League to Save Lake Tahoe, 530.541.5388 ext.206

The League to Save Lake Tahoe, also known by its iconic slogan “Keep Tahoe Blue,” protects and restores the Tahoe Basin’s unique natural beauty and environmental health—today and for future generations. Guided by science, we develop innovative solutions to complex environmental problems, mobilize thousands of volunteers each year, and act as both watchdog and advocate for Tahoe’s wellbeing. Learn more about our 67-year-old, 501c3 nonprofit organization at 

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