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Tahoe Boat Inspections Move Back to Launch Ramps for Fall & Winter

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2012

Tahoe Boat Inspections Move Back to Launch Ramps for Fall & Winter

South Lake Tahoe, CA – Following a stellar boating season, this Thursday, September 20th will be the last day of operations for the Northstar and Homewood boat inspection stations. Boat inspections and decontaminations will still be available at the Alpine, Spooner and Meyers stations until September 30, 2012.

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Special Report on Invasive Species in Local Waters on Sept. 26 at REI Reno

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2012

Reno, NV – The Tahoe Resource Conservation District is calling all boaters, anglers, paddlers, swimmers and water-lovers! Join us on September 26 at 6:30pm at REI Reno, 2225 Harvard Way, Reno NV to learn how and why to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Asian clams, Zebra & Quagga mussels and invasive weeds like Eurasian water milfoil are just a few of the plants and critters that currently threaten your local waters.

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Conservation Landscape Tour Features West Shore

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2012

Tahoe RCD’s Conservation Landscape Tour features Beautiful Gardens on Tahoe’s West Shore

Lake Tahoe, CA – Nine beautiful West Shore gardens and educational talks on conservation landscaping topics highlight the fifth annual Conservation Landscape Tour, one of the signature events produced by the sustainable landscaping experts with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District.  Maps for the tour can be picked up on Sunday, August 19 between 1 and 3 pm at the corner of Wilson and Pine Streets in Tahoma, CA.  

“Last year’s Conservation Landscape Tour attracted over 150 people, and we look forward to seeing even more locals, second homeowners and visitors at this year’s event,” said Courtney Walker, Conservation Planner with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District.  “We have great presenters and some stunning properties to visit, as well as light refreshments and entertainment to cap off the tour in style.”

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Lake Tahoe Invasive Species Detections

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Information Release: August 7, 2013

RE: Invasive Species Detections

Press Contact:
Peter Brumis, Tahoe Resource Conservation District
530.543.1501 ext. 116, pbrumis@TahoeRCD.org

August 3, 2012:

Species found: 1 live quagga mussel was discovered on the anchor line of a pleasure craft
Where: Meyers Watercraft Inspection Station near South Lake Tahoe, CA.
Boat origin: The boat had recently visited the Lake Havasu area, which is known to be infested with quagga mussels.
Details: The boat was decontaminated and cleared by California Fish and Game personnel. 

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Historical Garden Tour Celebrates Sustainable Landscaping Design

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 25, 2012

Historical Garden Tour Celebrates Sustainable Landscaping Design

Lake Tahoe, CA – Nine sustainable gardens will be showcased this Sunday, July 29th during the Lake Tahoe Historical Society’s 9th Annual Garden Tour in the South Lake Tahoe Area.  The event begins in the Angora Fire area at 10 am, heads down Pioneer Trail, and finishes in the City of South Lake Tahoe with refreshments and music at the final stop on the tour.

This year, seven of the nine gardens selected for the garden tour have utilized free conservation landscaping services, and 2 of the gardens belong to Marsha Ward Hudson and Jennifer Cressy, both members of the Tahoe RCD conservation landscaping team.  Conservation landscaping incorporates holistic landscaping practices, including implementing measures such as native, water efficiency plants, erosion control practices, organic fertilizers, invasive weed control and fire defensible space. These landscaping practices create sustainable landscapes that thrive in arid summertime temperatures prevalent in the Lake Tahoe region.

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