Weed removal project this weekend
May 30, 2012
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Lake Tahoe Basin residents and visitors are invited to help remove one of the lake’s most prolific aquatic invasive weeds, Eurasian watermilfoil, during a community aquatic weed removal project at Baldwin Beach this Sunday.
The project is a partnership between the League to Save Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the U.S. Forest Service and is being held in conjunction with the Tahoe Native Species Festival.
Volunteers will place bottom barriers in a large swale that parallels Lake Tahoe and is infected with Eurasion watermillfoil. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate.
Eurasian watermilfoil is native to Europe, Asia and Northern Africa. It was once a common aquarium plant that has since spread throughout U.S. waterways. Once established, the invasive plant can crowd out native species, interfere with recreation and help establish invasive warm water fish and amphibians in Lake Tahoe.
All volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, long pants and bring a water bottle and snack. Tools will be provided, including a limited number of waders for those who will be working in the water. Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves and waders if they have them.
Registration is required. For more information or to sign up, contact Flavia Sordelet with the League to Save Lake Tahoe at 530-541-5388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.