News Release: USFWS announces over $3 million for projects that protect Lake Tahoe Basin, part of Investing in America

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced $3.1 million in fiscal year 2023 funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Program and prevent and combat the spread of aquatic invasive species in Lake Tahoe. The funds will support existing cooperative agreements with the Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and augment a historic effort to restore the Lake Tahoe Basin ecosystem.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided the Service with a total of $17 million over five years to expand important collaborative efforts for Lake Tahoe’s conservation and restoration. Today’s announcement marks the second year of funding toward these ongoing restoration projects.

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Miguelina Portorreal (she/her/ella)
Public Affairs Specialist
Office of Communications
Pacific Southwest Regional Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mobile: (360) 480-3641
Office: (916) 978-6159