Rosen, Cortez Masto Applaud $3.4 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Lake Tahoe to Address Aquatic Invasive Species

Both Nevada Senators Secured This Funding By Helping Pass The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) applauded news that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded $3.4 million in funding to the Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to combat the spread of aquatic invasive species in Lake Tahoe. This funding was provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which both Nevada Senators helped pass.

“Lake Tahoe is a critical part of our region’s ecosystem and plays an essential role in Nevada’s culture, environment, and tourism economy,” said Senator Rosen. “This new funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help protect the Lake Tahoe Basin from invasive species and preserve it for generations to come.”

“Lake Tahoe is a vital resource for every community in the area and I’m glad to have supported this funding that will combat invasive species and work to keep the lake healthy and pristine,” said Senator Cortez Masto.  

This funding will support efforts to remove the Eurasian watermilfoil — a pernicious aquatic invasive plant — as well as funding for public outreach and education about aquatic invasive species, and investments in permanent inspection stations. A total of $17 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds will be available for such work in the Lake Tahoe Basin over the next five years.