The two main targets of the Eyes on the Lake program are curlyleaf pondweed and Eurasian watermilfoil, which are already established in several locations throughout the Lake, and are difficult and expensive to control. These weeds clog your equipment, degrade shoreline beauty, and impede views of the Lake’s bottom. These aquatic invasive weed species are damaging Lake Tahoe’s ecology and water quality.
Milfoil is a common aquarium plant that was first introduced to the Tahoe Keys decades ago. It has now spread to dozens of locations throughout Tahoe by hitching a ride on boats and paddle gear.
Help keep Tahoe blue by being a Tahoe Keeper and keeping an eye on the lake.
How to participate: It’s easy!
Download and use the free Citizen Science Tahoe web app and report where you’ve spotted the invasive plants so we can catch them before they spread.
Make a Bigger Impact: Get trained and start surveying
If you’d like to get more involved and help the League with regular surveying and reporting, organized surveys and even hand-pulling of aquatic weeds, you can join an official Eyes on the Lake training.
Your trained “eyes on the lake” will provide information to the Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Program that can result in early detection of new infestations and more effective treatment. Eyes on the Lake is led by the League to Save Lake Tahoe, in partnership with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, as well as other organizations that make up the Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Program.