TRPA wants 230 more piers |

TRPA wants 230 more piers

Amanda Fehd

CRYSTAL BAY ” The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency asked its governing board today to approve 230 new piers over the next 20 years around Lake Tahoe.

Several changes were made to govern Lake Tahoe’s shorezone area but the number of piers and buoys remained the same as last year’s proposal.

Key changes to its proposal last summer include the elimination of the limited boat ban in Emerald Bay, additonal opportunity for public piers and geting rid of a requirement to remove buoys over the wintertime.

In this year’s proposal, dubbed Alternative 6a, features a new push to get rid of invasive weeds such as Eurasian water milfoil.

In addition, the TRPA staff will continue their pursuit a boat sticker program which would charge boaters on Lake Tahoe an annual fee which will fund water quality monitoring and boat washing stations.

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