Voice Your Support for Protecting Truckee Waterways!

Are you concerned with Aquatic Invasive Species in Truckee’s Waterways? Attend the January 14th, Truckee Town Council meeting and make public comments supporting the ordinance revisions and mandatory boat inspections on Donner Lake.

Town Council will consider revisions of Ordinance 2012–06 regarding aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention to make it a multi-species ordinance and to approve a mandatory watercraft inspection program for Donner Lake. Public comment will be accepted.

The Tahoe Resource Conservation District and Truckee River Watershed Council recommend implementation of mandatory watercraft inspections at Donner Lake to prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species (AIS).

For aquatic invasive species prevention to continue in Truckee, we need supporters of AIS prevention to publicly affirm their commitment at the January 14th Town Council meeting. We request and encourage you to express your support for AIS prevention by offering public comment during the Town Council meeting.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, a letter to Town Council is strongly encouraged.

Here are talking points to consider when commenting on AIS prevention:

§  Threats posed to our water bodies by AIS

§  Prevention is most effective approach to protecting water bodies from AIS

§  Economic and environmental impacts if infestation occurs

§  Support of Town’s commitment to AIS prevention via a mandatory inspection program

The proposed ordinance revisions will be available as part of the Town Council board packet a few days prior to the meeting.  We will send a link to the revised ordinance and a reminder about the meeting.

When: January 14, 2014, 6pm – 10pm

Where:Truckee Town Hall, 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA 96161

Please send all emails in support of AIS prevention to: Dan Olsen at dolsen@townoftruckee.com

Click here to view guidelines for public comment at Truckee Town Council meetings.

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