Conservancy to Install Temporary BMPs at Cove East

Published: Jul 28, 2014

Upper Truckee River_Cove East

Conservancy to Install Temporary BMPs at Cove East – Regulatory Agencies Coordinate Response

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – July 28, 2014 – The California Tahoe Conservancy will be installing temporary Best Management Practices (BMPs) to stabilize approximately one acre of upland on the state-owned Cove East property near Venice Drive.

Tahoe Keys Marina graded the land last Thursday to create extra parking for the Wooden Boat Show. These actions were committed without a permit and violate Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, City of South Lake Tahoe, and Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board codes and ordinances.

The Conservancy is now coordinating a response with these agencies to properly respond to the situation.

“We are working with Tahoe Keys Marina and the regulatory agencies to negotiate a course of action to remedy the damage,” said Conservancy Executive Director Patrick Wright.

Established in 1984, the mission of the Tahoe Conservancy is to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

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