Learn How to Design and Install Best Management Practices

Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in coordination with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Nevada Tahoe Conservation District are offering workshops this April for Lake Tahoe contractors, Best Management Practices (BMPs) installers, and do-it-yourselfers to learn how to design and install BMPs for homes and small businesses.

Workshop topics will include how to use TRPA’s online resources, TRPA’s new electronic approval process for small BMP retrofit designs, and commercial and multi-family residential BMP permits and maintenance. Due to limited grant funding, this is the last year the BMP workshops will be offered, and they are the last chance for businesses to qualify for the BMP Installation Service Providers List by having at least one supervisor per business attend.

A “Basic Contractors BMP Workshop” is scheduled for Friday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences on the campus of Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village. Registration is $25 before April 8 and $45 after. The walk-in price is $55.

A “Half-Day Refresher BMP Workshop” is scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to noon at the TRPA offices in Stateline. To attend, you must have successfully completed the basic workshop or a refresher workshop within the past two years. Registration is $18 before April 8 and $35 after. The walk-in price is $45.

Refreshments and a standard drawings booklet are included in the registration fee. Register online at www.unce.unr.edu/adhoc/bmpworkshop or call the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension at 775-336-0244. The contractors’ manual, “How to Install Residential Scale Best Management Practices in the Lake Tahoe Basin,” is optional for $25. The manual is also available online at http://www.unce.unr.edu/publications/files/nr/2011/cm1102.pdf.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency leads the cooperative effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region, while improving local communities, and people’s interactions with our irreplaceable environment. For additional information, contact Tom Lotshaw, Public Information Officer, at 775-589-5278.

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