Here at Homewood High & Dry Marina, we are committed to being good environmental stewards. We want to make sure we are doing our part to protect and preserve the places where we live, play, and work. From finding ways to lower our emissions to supporting efforts to clean up litter and training our staff to identify invasive species we’re always looking to improve our relationship with the environment.
During the summer of 2021 Homewood Marina, in partnership with Ingenity Electric, Superior Boat Repair & Sales, and Tahoe Fund installed the first electric boat charging station on Lake Tahoe along with a network of eFoil chargers. The addition of electric charging infrastructure brought the world’s first all-electric watersports boat to Lake Tahoe – the Nautique GS22E.
Homewood High & Dry Marina has been a certified Clean Marine since 2007 and was recertified in 2020. That means that our staff is trained in best practices for preventing and cleaning up pollution that has the potential to contaminate our waterways. . The Clean Marine Program is an excellent guide to BMPs that can be used throughout Marinas, and other waterfront facilities to keep boating waters clean and healthy.
We’re proud to support Clean up the Lake in its efforts to remove trash from Lake Tahoe. In partnership with our sister property West Shore Cafe, we are providing buoy storage for the Clean up the Lake crew to use as a base as their dive team works to remove trash along the West Shore. This will allow the team to save time transporting boats and gear so they can focus more of their efforts on trash removal.
In addition to being a Clean Marina, the Homewood High & Dry Marina team is also trained to recognize and report aquatic invasive species that threaten the health of Lake Tahoe. Through the Eyes on the Lake program, our team members are able to act as citizen scientists, identifying invasive species such as Eurasian watermilfoil and curlyleaf pondweed.
You too can join the Eyes on the Lake program and help Keep Tahoe Blue.
Aquatic invasive species (AIS) have devastating environmental and economic impacts on businesses, communities, and native species populations. Most invasive species do not have predators to keep their populations in balance and once introduced, are difficult if not impossible to eradicate. The Watercraft Inspection Program is part of the Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Program which is implemented by 40 public and private partner organizations. The state, federal and local agencies comprising the Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinating Committee have provided leadership, direction and resources to fulfill this program’s mission of prevention, detection and control of aquatic invasive species in the Lake Tahoe Region.
The Take Care Tahoe campaign is a series of small reminders that poke fun at the mistakes we all make when we’re not paying attention. Our Marina has implemented Take Care signage throughout the marina to remind our guests to be environmental stewards while at the lake.
Tahoe Keepers is a community committed to protecting Lake Tahoe’s pristine watershed and our non-motorized culture. Learn how to stop the transfer of AIS to Tahoe and Truckee water bodies by self-inspecting and decontaminating your boats and gear after each use. Anyone can become a Tahoe Keeper. To join, you can take a short quiz to ensure you understand how to self-inspect and decontaminate your watercraft and gear.