Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) will recognize recipients of the 2010 Best in the Basin Awards at its Governing Board meeting on Wednesday, February 23 at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach, CA.

This is the 21st year TRPA’s Best in the Basin awards program has recognized projects demonstrating exceptional planning, design, and compatibility with the Lake Tahoe environment. Local professionals in the fields of landscaping, planning, engineering, water quality, and resource management judged each category. The restoration and protection efforts at Lake Tahoe are among the most innovative in the world and set an example for other communities facing similar issues, according to the Agency.

“We are on a world stage at Lake Tahoe and there are certain projects every year that stand out as examples to our own communities as well as the global community,” TRPA Community Liaison Jeff Cowen said. “These property owners and land managers deserve to be recognized for their efforts to show us what can be done when we strive to protect a treasure like Lake Tahoe.”

The 2010 Best in the Basin project winners are:
Sustainable Maintenance
Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) and Washoe County Decant Basins, Spooner Summit and Washoe County Incline Village Maintenance Yard, NV

Erosion Control
City of South Lake Tahoe Al Tahoe Project 1, Pasadena and Lakeview avenues

Homewood Mountain Resort Road Restoration, Homewood, CA

BMP Retrofit
Village Shopping Center, Incline Village, NV

BMP Retrofit Honorable Mention
Hagy Residence, 690 David Drive, Incline Village, NV.

Commercial Modification
The DIY Center, 1875 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA
Residential Modification/Shorezone
Houghton-Berry Residence, Rubicon Bay, CA

More detailed information about each project is attached and you can request further information and photographs of any these projects by contacting Jeff Cowen at TRPA.