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Tahoe Construction Agencies Offer Workshop to Building Industry

LINK TO VIDEO FILEhttp://imedia.unr.edu/Tahoe/60_Construction.asx (01:59)
TitleTahoe Construction Agencies Offer Workshop to Building Industry
Author/CreatorCobourn, John; Purdy, Shelly; Segale, Heather M.
Related item(s)Press Release available at http://www.tahoe.unr.edu/resources/Segment060.pdf
Date Original2004-03-23
Summary/DescriptionLake Tahoe Report Segment #60 - "Contractor's Workshop" (Air Date: March 23, 2004). Molly Pulsifer from the Tahoe Resources Conservation District and John Crus from Ecologic Design, Inc. discuss the fifth annual best management practices (BMPs) workshop for contractors.
SubjectBest management practices (Pollution prevention)
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 60 - Contractors' Workshop Air Date: March 23, 2004 Anchor Intro: Contractors, engineers, architects and landscapers looking to increase their client base are invited to attend the fifth annual best management practices workshop at Lake Tahoe. Shelly Purdy has details in tonight's Lake Tahoe Report. ((Take PKG)) ((Nats - construction)) ((Track 1)) Construction is a huge industry at Lake Tahoe, and whether you're building a new home or enjoying life in an already built house - every property owner in the Tahoe Basin is required to install BMPs or best management practices on their land. BMPs include things like planting native shrubs, installing catch basins or drains for runoff water and paving driveways all in an effort to control erosion. But many homeowners don't want to or are unable to do that type of work themselves, and want to hire landscapers or contractors to do it for them. That's where the BMP workshop comes in. ((sot @ 7:57 Molly Pulsifer, Tahoe Resources Conservation District)) "The workshop is meant to teach people about BMPs and designing and implementing landscapes that are beautiful and functional and environmentally friendly." ((track 2)) The workshop will be held April 1st at the Lake Tahoe Community College in South Lake Tahoe. Participants will spend the morning inside learning about the nuts and bolts of Best Management Practices, then go outside for hands-on learning at the college's demonstration garden. ((sot @ 1:08 John Crus, Ecologic Design, Inc.)) "They're using best technology and the best technology change over time. A contractor who was versed in these ten years ago may not be versed in them today." ((Track 3)) Aside from the information participants will learn at the workshop, everyone who attends will also be put on a resource list that is distributed to area property owners looking for help with their BMP work. ((sot @ 10:57)) "What our agencies do is we do site evaluations for homeowners to tell them what BMPs if any they need. So we'll go out and conduct a site evaluation and from there we give the homeowner a resource list and they have a list of professionals they can call to implement the BMPs once they've been recommended." ((Track 4)) And by using a contractor or landscaper who is trained to use the best and latest technology, property owners are ensuring that their BMP work gets done correctly. With the Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition, I'm Shelly Purdy for KOLO News Channel 8. ((Anchor Tag)) For more information on the BMP workshop or to sign up, visit our website at kolotv.com. Though participants who take the class will receive a certificate of completion, there is no BMP certification. Homeowners who hire contractors or landscapers to do BMP work are encouraged to have their project inspected by an outside agency throughout the construction process.

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