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Lake Tahoe boat inspections move to roadside stations this Wednesday

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LAKE TAHOE andamp;#8212; Inspections for Lake Tahoe boaters will take place at roadside stations only as of Wednesday, May 25, in the regionandamp;#8217;s continuing effort to avoid the introduction of aquatic invasive species into the lakeandamp;#8217;s famed waters.Off-highway inspection stations will be staffed by Tahoe Resource Conservation District inspectors, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. for the 2011 boating season. Locations include:andamp;#8226; Meyers, at the junction of US 50 and Highway 89.andamp;#8226; Spooner Summit at the junction of US 50 and Highway 28 in Nevada.andamp;#8226; Highway 267 at Northstar Drive near Truckee.andamp;#8226; Highway 89 at Alpine Meadows Road near Tahoe City.andamp;#8226; Highway 89 at Homewood Resort on Lake Tahoeandamp;#8217;s west shore.An inspection station for Incline Village will be announced early this summer, according to the district. Until then, Tahoe RCD crews will continue to conduct inspections only in the Incline Village area at Sand Harbor State Park and Ski Beach boat ramps. Inspections are also required and available at Echo Lake and Fallen Leaf Lake in the Tahoe Basin.andamp;#8220;Inspecting boats for aquatic invasive species at the off-highway stations will help to avoid delays and congestion at the boat ramps,andamp;#8221; said Carlos Leonzo, watercraft inspection program manager at Tahoe RCD. andamp;#8220;New high capacity equipment will also make decontamination of high-risk vessels more convenient and expedient.andamp;#8221; Visit TahoeBoatInspections.com or call 888-824-6267 for updates, fee information, questions or to schedule a decontamination appointment. andamp;#8220;The Lake Tahoe AIS Program is fortunate to be able to fund invasive species protection and control projects here in the Tahoe Basin,andamp;#8221; said AIS Program Manager Ted Thayer of the TRPA. andamp;#8220;Weandamp;#8217;d like to extend a thank you to boaters, visitors and residents for supporting the program and the efforts of Tahoe RCD, TRPA and our partners in protecting the Lake Tahoe Regionandamp;#8217;s amazing resources. Weandamp;#8217;d also like to thank US Fish andamp; Wildlife Service, which provides major funding for Tahoeandamp;#8217;s boat inspection program.andamp;#8221;

Tahoe RCD’s mission is to promote the conservation and improvement of the Lake Tahoe Basin’s soil, water and related natural resources by providing leadership, information, programs and technical assistance to all land managers, owners, organizations and residents. Tahoe RCD is a non-regulatory, grant funded, public agency that works with a variety of partner agencies to implement programs and outreach, which currently focus on erosion control, runoff infiltration, terrestrial and aquatic invasive species control, and conservation landscaping.