Tackling Invasive Species

Weeds or aquatic invasive plants have established themselves in Lake Tahoe. These invaders are changing the environment, degrading water quality and making it easier for even more invasive species to take over. Climate change is making more of Lake Tahoe warmer, creating even more habitat for these alien species. The League is monitoring the Lake each summer to identify new infestations of aquatic weeds and advocating for control projects through the Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Coordination Committee. Learn more about our current programs below.

Aquatic invasive plants in the lagoons of the Tahoe Keys are growing out of control and are spreading to Lake Tahoe. Unchecked, they threaten to destroy Lake Tahoe’s native ecology, pristine water quality and famous clarity.

Eyes on the Lake is a volunteer program in which water recreationists report information about locations of aquatic invasive species. Swimmers, boaters, snorklers, SCUBA divers and fishermen are all welcome to join the effort.

The League to Save Lake Tahoe and our partners in the Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinating Committee have collaborated to produce an annual summary of the current threats to Tahoe from aquatic invasive species. 

The Lake Tahoe Restoration Act has been a keystone of the effort to protect and restore Lake Tahoe's clarity. With the goal of funding boat inspections, reducing stormwater pollution, restoring wetlands and Lake Tahoe's....

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