Grant #162

Rosewood and Third Creeks Invasive Weed Removal

This project intends to work with multiple agencies to improve the riparian habitat along Rosewood and Third Creeks on Incline Village General Improvement District (IVGID) property. The project will improve riparian habitat by removing invasive weeds encroaching on the creeks, provide invasive weed training and help develop a sustainable program for the Incline Village Parks and Recreation Department, and provide educational material to the public on invasive weeds. Tahoe has been able to keep weed infestations manageable by early detection and rapid response techniques, however, funding for continued response is often lacking as well as staff training. By treating this area now and training parks staff, these infestations can be managed before they take over.

TMWA Benefit:

This project will manage and control populations of spotted knapweed, bull thistle and common teasel to prevent further spread in the Lake Tahoe Basin, thereby protecting the water quality of the creeks, Lake Tahoe and the upper limits of the Truckee River watershed.