Seven Projects and Programs have been announced as receiving the Best in the Basin Awards. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has chosen these projects and programs for their exceptional environmental design and contribution to the Tahoe/ Truckee area. Click here to read the full article or continue reading below to see the winners.
Best in the Basin Award
The Best in the Basin Award recognizes outstanding achievements for Lake Tahoe and our communities and set a standard of excellence in the region. (Source) Due to the pandemic in the year 2020, the winners of this award are a combination of projects and programs from 2020 and 2021. Nominations for the next awards will open late next year and will be for projects completed in 2022 and 2023, according to TRPA. Additional information is available at trpa.gov/how-we-operate/awards. (Source)
Best Water Quality & Restoration Projects
Tahoe Pines restoration and public access improvement project, Meyers, by California Tahoe Conservancy, Burdick Excavation Company, and Stantec Engineering.
Brautovich Park stream environment zone restoration and park rehabilitation project, Upper Kingsbury Grade, Stateline, by Douglas County and Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, Design Workshop and Impact Construction
Best Water Quality Best Management Practices
Incline Village Golf Course maintenance drainage and wash pad improvement project, Incline Village, by Incline Village General Improvement District Public Works, PR Design and Engineering Inc., and Cruz Construction Co.
Best Environmental Improvement Program Projects
Dennis T. Machida Greenway Memorial Trail, South Lake Tahoe, by El Dorado County Department of Transportation, California Tahoe Conservancy, city of South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Community College, and Herback General Engineering
Eyes on the Lake – aquatic invasive species early detection rapid response, Lake Tahoe, by the League to Save Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Resource Conservation District, and Marine Taxonomic Services Inc.
Best Defensible Space and Forest Health Project
NV Energy Resilient Corridor 4100 line project, North and East shores, Lake Tahoe, by NV Energy and North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District.
Best Sustainability Action
Homewood High and Dry Marina electric boat charging, Homewood, by JMA Ventures LLC, Homewood High, and Dry Marina, Nautique, Superior Boat Repairs & Service, Ingenuity Electric, and the Tahoe Fund
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Source: Agency, Tahoe Regional Planning. “Trpa Announces Best in the Basin Awards.” Mountain Democrat, 13 Sept. 2022, https://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/trpa-announces-30th-annual-best-in-the-basin-awards/.