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Neighborhood Sets Best Management Practices Goals

LINK TO VIDEO FILEhttp://imedia.unr.edu/Tahoe/47_BMPControl.asx (01:35)
TitleNeighborhood Sets Best Management Practices Goals
Author/CreatorCobourn, John; Purdy, Shelly; Segale, Heather M.
Related item(s)Press Release available at http://www.tahoe.unr.edu/resources/Segment047.pdf
Date Original2003-12-23
Summary/DescriptionLake Tahoe Report Segment #47 - "Cave Rock Estate Homeowners Proactive with BMPs" (Air Date: December 23, 2003). The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and homeowner members of the Cave Rock General Improvement District discuss Best Management Practices (BMPs), which are an important factor in preserving the lake's clarity and water quality.
SubjectSoil erosion -- Prevention
Best management practices (Pollution prevention)
Soil erosion -- Tahoe, Lake, Region (Calif. and Nev.)
LocationLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
CollectionThe Lake Tahoe Report
Original PublisherLake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (http://www.lteec.org)
Electronic PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Reno - Department of Teaching and Learning Technologies
Ordering and Permissions InformationFor more information, contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, http://www.lteec.org or 775-832-4138.
Formatvideo/wmv
Date Digital2005-03-14
RelationRequires Windows Media Player
Resource TypeMoving Image
Languageeng
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno
TranscriptionSegment 47 Cave Rock Homeowners Air Date: 12/23/03 Anchor Intro: If you own property at Lake Tahoe you probably know about Best Management Practices, or BMPs. And even if you don't own property, BMPs play a major role in keeping Tahoe blue for everyone to enjoy. In tonight's Lake Tahoe Report, Shelly Purdy takes a look at how residents of the Cave Rock subdivision are doing their part to save the lake. ((Take Pkg)) ((track 1)) This is the view of Lake Tahoe you see in magazines and pictures. Crystal clear blue water that seems to go on forever. And this is the view of Lake Tahoe that local agencies are trying to protect, in part by requiring homeowers to implement BMPs on their property. ((sot @ 17:27, Brendan Ferry, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency)) "Small steps that homeowners do collectively will add up and help protect Lake Tahoe." ((Track 2)) Small steps like planting native shrubs, building rock retaining walls and adding mulch to the soil all in an effort to keep the dirt on the hillside and out of the lake. Over the past decade, the Cave Rock General Improvement District has applied for and been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money to build erosion control projects like a neighborhood drainage system with a sediment basin that catches dirty runoff before it flows to Tahoe. With all that work being done on the public lands in and around the Cave Rock subdivision, residents here decided it was important to also do their part on their own private property. ((sot @ 13:22 Bill Lane, Cave Rock Resident)) "It's not a voluntary thing, it's a necessity for the homeowners to get behind the program and take care of the area they live in." ((sot @ 16:55)) "We like to think of it as a conveyor belt. If dirt leaves your property and gets onto the roadway there's a very good chance that soil will work its way through the storm drainage system and end up in Lake Tahoe." ((Track 3)) The homeowners here have gotten behind the project and are taking steps to control erosion on their individual parcels of land. With the Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition, I'm Shelly Purdy for KOLO NC8. Anchor Tag: By the way, the TRPA has a team of erosion control experts that do free on-site BMP evaluations for properties within the Tahoe Basin.

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