by Erin Casey, Director of Land Use Compatibility

What: Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District (TDPRD) – Board Meeting

Why: TDRPD will consider participation in a mandatory boat inspection program per the Town’s recently approved Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Ordinance. The Town is requesting a formal partnership with the TDRPD to carry out mandatory watercraft inspections at the TDRPD boat ramp at Donner Lake. Public comment will be accepted. Come voice your support for AIS prevention!

When: January 23, 2014, 6pm – 9pm

Where: Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee

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).

On January 14, 2014 Truckee Town Council voted to approve the first reading of Ordinance 2014–14 regarding aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention through implementation of a mandatory watercraft inspection program for Donner Lake.

TDRPD served as a key partner in the operation of a voluntary watercraft inspection program at Donner Lake during the 2012 and 2013 boating seasons. Their continued participation in 2014 is crucial to the success of the mandatory inspection program.

For aquatic invasive species prevention to continue in Truckee, we need supporters of AIS prevention to publicly affirm their commitment at the January 23rd TDRPD Board meeting. We request and encourage you to express your support for AIS prevention by offering public comment during the meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, a letter to the TDRPD Board 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 TDRPD’s commitment to AIS prevention by providing watercraft inspections as part of the mandatory program

Please send all emails and letters in support of AIS prevention to: Sue Mitchell ( and Dan O’Gorman (

Click here to view the agenda for this TDRPD Board Meeting.

Thank you for your support!