July 29, 2012
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Eco-Tips
This colorful yet scary bull thistle is one of the most common invasive weeds growing along rivers and streams in Lake Tahoe. It can choke our natural plants and cause havoc.
You can help. Volunteer as a streamkeeper to identify and survey invasive species along side the Upper Truckee River and Trout Creek on Saturday, August 11, from 9 am to noon.
To sign up or for more info, contact Sarah Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 530-543-1501 ext. 114
The Battle against Invasive Species
Invasive species, such as quagga & zebra mussels and invasive weeds, pose a huge threat to Lake Tahoe’s ecosystem, and Tahoe RCD is in the trenches to keep invasive critters out of our lakes, streams, forests and back yards. Here’s how to help!
- Boaters: Visit TahoeBoatInspections.com to learn how to Clean, Drain and Dry your boat before arriving at one of the 5 roadside inspection stations.
- Paddlers: Visit TahoeKeepers.org to learn how to self-inspect your canoe, kayak or paddleboard. You’ll even receive a free credentials packet with stickers!
- Hikers & Equestrians: Make sure to clean boots before and after hiking, so you don’t inadvertently spread seeds.
- Equestrians: make sure your feed is “weed free certified” in Tahoe!
- Gardeners: Don’t plant a pest! Select only Tahoe native and adapted species and use weed free seed mixes to keep invasives away and save on your water bills.
Get involved in protecting the environment and your backyard!!
Did you know that Tahoe RCD has FREE native and adapted plants, wildflower seeds and services to help you reduce erosion, save water and improve wildlife habitat?
Contact Tahoe RCD at at 530.543.1501 ext. 113 for more info.