Friday, August 7, 2009

PR -- Best in Basin nominations sought

For Release Immediately August 7, 2009

Lake Tahoe, CA /NV – The nomination period has opened for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s 2009 Best in the Basin awards program, which annually recognizes the best designed, planned and implemented projects in the Tahoe Basin that also stand out as environmentally compatible.

The Best in the Basin program calls attention to projects of all categories – from natural restoration to commercial or residential construction – that carry with them environmental net gains for Lake Tahoe and its communities.

For two decades, the Best in the Basin program has recognized those property owners, contractors, architects and planners whose work and investment should be held up as examples to follow.

“We are privileged to enjoy Lake Tahoe ’s natural beauty as a backdrop for our day-to-day lives,” said Dennis Oliver, Best in the Basin program coordinator. “With this awards program, we recognize those whose stewardship is reflected in their work and who set an example for us all.”

The nomination period ends Friday, September 18. Categories are:
􀂃 new residential
􀂃 residential modification
􀂃 rebuild projects
􀂃 new commercial
􀂃 commercial modification
􀂃 commercial rebuild
􀂃 shorezone
􀂃 green building
􀂃 public service
􀂃 erosion control
􀂃 restoration
􀂃 BMP retrofit
􀂃 defensible space
􀂃 mixed-use project
􀂃 green remodel.

To qualify, projects must be complete or near completion. For an entry form and information about last year’s winners, go to

Winners will be selected by a panel of area professionals in the fields of architecture, landscaping, planning, engineering, and resource management.

Those selected to receive awards will be publicly honored by the TRPA Governing Board in January 2010. Photographs and summaries of the projects will be displayed in the public meeting area of the TRPA administration building at Stateline until the following year’s winners are chosen.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency cooperatively leads the effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region now and in the future. For additional information, call Dennis Oliver at (775) 589-5235 or email to

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