Roadside boat inspection stations are starting to open for the 2018 boating season.
On Tuesday, May 1, inspection stations opened at Meyers, Spooner Summit and Alpine Meadows. The Truckee-Tahoe station off Highway 267 opens Thursday, May 17. The inspections are part of larger effort to combat aquatic invasive species.
“The fact that we are entering our 10th season with no new invasions, proves that boat inspections are doing what they are intended to do — protect Lake Tahoe,” Dennis Zabaglo, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s aquatic resources program manager, said in a press release. “The Tahoe RCD boat inspectors have allowed us to be ready for any invasive species that could potentially enter the lake.”