Ultimate Caretakers of Lake Tahoe
Each lakefront owner is a unique steward of Lake Tahoe. Here are some of the things you can do to help protect our beautiful lake today, and for generations to come.
- Provide safe harbor for boaters and swimmers. Most distressed boaters and swimmers are assisted by private lakefront owners. Keep a watchful eye.
- Check Lake Tahoe water level. Click here to check the Lake Tahoe reservoir level anytime.
- Go native! Native plants in your garden will require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides, thereby improving the water quality of our lake.
- Get defensive! Creating defensible space on your property will reduce wildfire risk. Make sure firewood and other combustible products are kept at least 30 feet away from your home.
- Install and maintain Best Management Practices. To prevent fine sediment and phosphorus pollutants from impacting Lake Tahoe you should install Best Management Practices (BMPs) on your property. Inspect your BMPs regularly to keep them in good work condition.
- Clean, drain, and dry all vessels before entering the lake. Prevent in-basin transfer of invasive weeds by inspecting your prop and rudder and disposing of debris properly.