Here's what different media outlets are saying about the Tahoe Keys Integrated Management Plan:
"The League to Save Lake Tahoe is funding the first study of aquatic herbicides at Lake Tahoe. The lagoons at the Tahoe Keys are frozen right now, but invasive weeds, which are dominant in the summer, lurk beneath the ice."
"Today, the Tahoe Keys are ground-zero in the fight against these invasive aquatic plants and warm water fish. Weeds have overtaken as much as 90 percent of the 172 acres of canals and lagoons in this South Shore neighborhood. Clearing the canals and lagoons with mechanical harvesters each summer has failed to stop the spread of the weeds, which have grown back thicker each year. It also creates small fragments of weeds that threaten to carry infestations to other parts of the lake."
"This is a difficult issue to work through. But it should inspire each of us to see Tahoe Keys property owners cooperating with agencies, scientists, researchers and community members to find innovative solutions to the problem.
" - Joanne Marchetta, executive director, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Sierra Sun column
"In another milestone step, the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association is creating an Integrated Weed Management Plan to address its invasive weed problem, long considered ground-zero for AIS problems in Tahoe. While still in draft stages, the plan seeks a comprehensive approach to get the extensive weed infestation in the Keys under control and keep it from spreading to other parts of Lake Tahoe. The approach combines different techniques and could include hand removals, bottom barriers, and potentially even the limited use of herbicide in select areas if found to be environmentally safe and approved by permitting agencies.
While the final plan to address invasive species in the Keys remains to be seen and fully considered, we applaud these property owners for starting this critically important process to address the issue. Doing nothing is not an option. The negative impact invasive species can have at Tahoe is clear, and history shows we can tackle the problem working together." - Joanne Marchetta, executive director, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in a My Shot column in Moonshine Ink.
"I want to publicly applaud the [Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association].” - Shelley Aldean, TRPA Board Member in the Tahoe Daily Tribune.