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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director tours Lake Tahoe, announces $3.4 million investment

By Laney Griffo | Tahoe Daily Tribune
June 14, 2024

During a trip to South Lake Tahoe on Thursday, June 6, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Martha Williams announced $3.4 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to prevent and combat the spread of aquatic invasive species in Lake Tahoe.

Williams announced Meek’s Bay, following a tour she took with Tahoe Regional Planning Agency of two project sites in the Basin that are also funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The tour started at the Spooner Watercraft Inspection Station where Dennis Zabaglo, TRPA Aquatic Invasive Species Program Manager discussed the AIS watercraft inspection program.

TRPA began volunteer watercraft inspections in 2008. In 2009, they began doing mandatory inspections at all the ramps in the Basin.


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