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January 25, 2013
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Invasive species inspections stay the course

Nearly all boater fees will remain the same and efficiency at watercraft inspection stations around Lake Tahoe will be improved in an effort to keep the $1.4 million Aquatic Invasive Species Watercraft Inspection Program in the black, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency officials said Friday.

The agency's governing board approved an annual update to the during their January meeting last week.

The jointly-managed inspection program annually certifies more than 15,000 motorized watercraft as being free of invasive species before launching into Lake Tahoe to help prevent the introduction of non-native species that could devastate Lake Tahoe's fragile ecosystem and native fisheries …

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