Lake Tahoe, CA – The Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinating Committee will host a free public forum on Thursday May 22rd from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences located at 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village, Nevada (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College).

Brief presentations will feature an aquatic invasive species (AIS) program overview, information on New Zealand mudsnail prevention, the Emerald Bay Weed Control Program, local and regional boat inspection programs and future challenges. In addition, there will be presentations on the Tahoe Keys Integrated Weed Management Plan, new volunteer opportunities and what people can do to help.  The evening will close with a Q & A plus a chance to meet and talk with individual presenters.

“We encourage members of the public to attend the upcoming forum and learn more about the great work being performed by the Aquatic Invasive Species Program and how they can help,” said Nicole Cartwright, AIS Program Coordinator for the Tahoe Resource Conservation District. “Locals, visitors, business owners, professionals, educators, students all play a critical role in protecting Lake Tahoe.”

Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and include a poster and networking session with light snacks and a no-host bar. Presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information on the forum or aquatic invasive species in the region, please visit and

The Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Program consists of 40 public and private partner organizations including federal, state and local jurisdictions, research partners, public utility districts, and private marinas. This Program provides leadership, direction and resources to fulfill its mission of prevention, detection and control of aquatic invasive species in the Lake Tahoe Basin. For additional information, contact Kristi Boosman of TRPA at (775) 589-5230 or