Good Day to everybody within the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association (TKPOA). My name is Greg Hoover and I am the new Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Management Coordinator for this summer season. I will be working with the TKPOA Water Quality Staff – Weed Harvesting Crew, and our AIS Integrated Weed Management Plan (IMWP) Consultants Sierra Ecosystems Associates (SEA) to analyze and improve our AIS program this summer, based the direction for the TKPOA Board of Directors and Water Quality Committee.
Our harvesting schedule this year will be different than that of years past. Our driving force, for where and when we will be harvesting will be based on scientific data of the plant growth. We will be conducting Hydroacoustic mapping of our lagoons on a two week basis. This data will be analyzed by our partners at SEA and our TKPOA staff. This data will determine our harvesting schedule to focus on the areas have the most growth that we can harvest effectively. This schedule will be based on numbered zones throughout West Channel and Lagoons, East Cove and Lake Tallac. Each weekday there will be a number associated as to where the harvesters will be working. [See link to schedule below] As of right now, for member weed pick up for those members that rake or pull weeds, this will be on call or will be picked up if identified by the TKPOA boat crews. To request a weed pickup from your dock please call the TKPOA Pavilion Office at 530-542-6444. This may change as the summer season goes on as we update our scheduling.
Currently our plan is to post the harvesting schedule every other Friday, for the following two weeks. We will post this schedule via the TKPOA website here: Water Quality Depatment Web Page and TKPOA Staff will also send out an email blast that includes those TKPOA members that have submitted valid email addresses.
All of the harvesting and maintenance tasks will take place during our summer season (June – October), Monday through Friday from approximately 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Our weed harvesting program for the Tahoe Keys is not an easy job, but myself and the harvesting crews are dedicated to ensuring that all our waterways remain accessible and enjoyable for our homeowners and visitors.
I look forward to the challenge this summer, as well as getting out on the Tahoe Keys waterways and seeing our TKPOA Water Quality Crew at work as well as seeing the TKPOA Members enjoy their time on the water. I am retired from the Marine Corps after serving 20 years and now I am a full time student finishing an environmental science degree. I am using this position to further enhance my educational and technical experience within the science community.
WEED HARVESTING SHEDULE - WATER QUALITY DEPARTMENT WEBPAGE