Invasive species meeting Tuesday in Truckee
June 17, 2010
TRUCKEE – The effort to broaden the fight against invasive species in the region beyond Lake Tahoe is gaining momentum, and organizers are looking for more public input at a meeting next week.
The Truckee Regional Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program, spearheaded by Craig Threshie, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the Community Arts Center (the old rec center on Church Street).
The program now has six staffers, full and part time, to conduct inspections and provide education to the public on the threat of invasive species to local lakes and waterways, working at Donner Lake, Stampede, Boca and Prosser reservoirs, Threshie said. The new inspectors met with about 300 boaters over Memorial Day weekend, and about 1,000 since the beginning of May.
A web page is in the works, but to learn more about the program now, e-mail Threshie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 550-5252. To learn more about invasive species, go to http://www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/quaggamussel or http://www.100thmeridian.org.