Help us reduce our paddle print and protect Lake Tahoe while you play. Become a Tahoe Keeper and join Eyes on the Lake. Help Take Care of Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is a spectacular and sensitive environment which we are entrusted to protect.
Keep in mind the following tips to protect wildlife, preserve fragile shoreline vegetation, prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, and respect private landowner rights.
|Tahoe Yellow Cress is only found on the sandy beaches of Lake Tahoe and no where else in the world! Help protect our beloved native plant and other fragile shoreline vegetation by not dragging your boats and boards over or stepping on any shoreline vegetation. Visit www.tahoeyellowcress.org to learn more, and find a map More Tahoe yellow cress Information|
Protect While You Play
Protect Lake Tahoe From Aquatic Invasive Species
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) contribute to the decline of Lake Tahoe’s famous water clarity. Invaders spread through the transport of water and/or debris that can collect in cockpits and hatches, cling to outer hulls, rudders and paddles. Spreading AIS violates local, state, and federal laws.
Self-Inspect and Decontaminate: The Tahoe Keepers program demonstrates how to Clean, Drain and Dry your watercraft and gear every time you haul out and move between water bodies. This is important if you bring your boat to Tahoe, or if you move it between waterways within the Tahoe Region. It only takes a few minutes to protect Tahoe and your gear.
CLEAN your watercraft with pressurized water, removing all dirt, plant, and animal material from your rudder, hull, cockpit, and fishing gear.
DRAIN the water from your hatches and cockpits on land before you leave the immediate area.
DRY your kayak before launching it again.
Learn more and join the Tahoe Keepers stewardship community at www.TahoeKeepers.org or call 1-888-824-6267 for the AIS hotline.
Share the Trail:
| Adopt Leave No Trace principles and protect our fragile shoreline.