Aquatic Invasive Bottom Barrier Challenge
Partners: Tahoe Resource Conservation District, Tahoe Water Suppliers Association
Total Project Cost: $52,500
Tahoe Fund Goal: $26,250
Aquatic invasive plants are impacting water quality around the shoreline of Lake Tahoe. Through a well-coordinated program, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District has been able to remove aquatic invasive weeds with the use of bottom barriers and diver-assisted hand pulling. The current inventory of bottom barriers is 1.6 acres short of the maximum 5 acres of coverage permitted for Tahoe.
The Tahoe Water Suppliers Association has issued a matching challenge to purchase the remaining 175 barriers that would bring the inventory to the full 5 acres. They will match every dollar Tahoe Fund raises between now and the end of 2017. With the full inventory of mats, we can ensure more aquatic invasive weeds are removed from the Lake and water quality is improved.