Volunteers sought to help in weekend boat inspections
June 30, 2008
Volunteers are needed to help inspect watercraft for invasive species over the Fourth of July weekend, according to a statement from the Tahoe Resource Conservation District.
“Volunteers are crucial to help streamline boat launching during this heightened visitor time. Volunteers will receive ‘hands-on’ training and be paired up with a professional watercraft inspector staff member,” Jenny Francis, invasive species program coordinator with the TRCD, said in the statement.
“We will be using volunteers to assist with inspections to prevent the spread of zebra and quagga mussels and other species of concern to Lake Tahoe, as well as prevent the spread of existing aquatic invasive plants from Lake Tahoe.”
Training for volunteers will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the TRCD office at 870 Emerald Bay Road, Suite 108, South Lake Tahoe.
To report a zebra or quagga mussel sighting in Tahoe or for more information, call the Tahoe Aquatic Nuisance Species hotline at (888) 824-6267. The toll-free number is available seven days a week, during daylight hours.