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Eyes on the Lake trains at Tahoe Keys

Aaron Hussmann (center), Community Engagement Associate for the League to Save Lake Tahoe, explains the different types of invasive plant species during a Eyes on the Lake training session Wednesday at the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association Pavilion.
Courtesy of Brian Walker |

Twenty sets of eyes were trained to identify aquatic invasive species Wednesday at a League to Save Lake Tahoe training exercise at the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association Pavilion. Staff members Aaron Hussmann and Savannah Rudroff provided information, resources and hands-on training to volunteers in the Eyes on the Lake program. Lake Tahoe currently has two invasive plant species in its ecosystem: the Eurasian milfoil plant and the curlyleaf pondweed. Hussmann told volunteers that the Eyes on the Lake program allowed the League to keep a better record of possible aquatic invasive plants and curb their spread. “The whole idea is early detection with a lot more achievable goals and be more-cost effective,” Hussmann said. For information, visit keeptahoeblue.org/our-work/eyes or email protect@keeptahoeblue.org.


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