The Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association’s Board of Directors and Water Quality Committee would like to welcome you to attend an educational meeting pertaining to the Bottom Barriers and the TKPOA Bottom Barrier Program on Wednesday May 17, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the TKPOA Pavilion. The purpose of this meeting is to educate the Property Owners Association on Bottom Barriers, the TKPOA’s Bottom Barrier Program, the installation and removal process and the requirements from the Regulatory Agencies. We will provide a presentation, Bottom Barrier tarp and will also have several of the installation companies present to answer questions and for prices quote.

Bottom Barrier Program Background

Bottom barriers are one of our many Non-Herbicide Control Methods that we are currently using to reduce the multiple species of invasive plants that grow and flourish in our waterways. Bottom Barriers are synthetic mats that are placed on the lagoon bottom, with the purpose of shading out natural light from the invasive plants, by doing so, they cannot survive.

The use of bottom barriers in the Tahoe Keys is authorized by the Lahontan Region Water Quality Control Board, which extended that authority to the TKPOA to manage this program with its members in an expedited manner. Bottom Barriers are provided by the Tahoe Resource Conservation District (TRCD) and Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinating Committee (AISCC) in cooperation with TKPOA.

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