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Best Management Practices Workshop Trains Contractors

TitleBest Management Practices Workshop Trains Contractors
Author/CreatorCobourn, John; Purdy, Shelly; Segale, Heather M.
Related item(s)Press Release available at
Date Original2005-04-25
Summary/DescriptionLake Tahoe Report Segment #118 - "Contractor's Workshop" (Air Date: May 24, 2005). Amy Roberts, Nevada Tahoe Conservation District discusses an upcoming contractor's workshop about the latest techniques and technology for erosion control.
SubjectSoil conservation
Soil erosion -- Environmental aspects -- Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
LocationLake Tahoe (Calif. and Nev.)
Tahoe, Lake (Calif. and Nev.)
CollectionThe Lake Tahoe Report
Original PublisherLake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition (
Electronic PublisherUniversity of Nevada, Reno - Department of Teaching and Learning Technologies
Ordering and Permissions InformationFor more information, contact the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, or 775-832-4138.
Date Digital2006-02-15
RelationRequires Windows Media Player
Resource TypeMoving Image
Contributing InstitutionUniversity of Nevada, Reno
TranscriptionSegment A118: Contractor's Workshop Air Date: May 24, 2005 Tease @ 12:08 "This empty space behind me is soon going to be transformed into public space. I'm Shelly Purdy, I'll tell you the work that's going to take place here in the upcoming contractor's workshop. That's coming up on the Lake Tahoe Report. Anchor intro: For the past five years, contractors who do business in the Lake Tahoe basin have been taking part in a workshop aimed at teaching them the latest techniques and technology for helping to keep Tahoe blue. Shelly Purdy takes a look at what's planned for this year's contractors workshop in tonight's Lake Tahoe Report. ((TAKE PKG)) ((Track 1)) This year's workshop will be held at the new North Shore Demonstration Garden located at Sierra Nevada College's Lake Campus at Incline Village. The garden is new because it has recently been moved to this location. It may not look like much now, but during the workshop the 300 or so contractors who participate will be transforming the garden into a beautiful public space. They will be planting native vegetation, building retaining walls and installing other erosion control measures. ((s/u @ 11:27 Shelly Purdy)) "Believe it or not, this big pile of snow will be gone by the time the contractor's workshop rolls around. The contractors will be working here in this spot installing several different types of materials used in driveways." ((sot @ 3:35 Amy Roberts, Nevada Tahoe Conservation District)) "It's actually going to demonstrate five different types of driveway paving. So we're going to do a couple of different types of paving stones. We're going to do pervious concrete. We're actually going to show a swale and a slotted trench drain in the driveway and also the infiltration system that comes off the driveway." ((track 2)) What's different in this year's workshop is the way the information will be taught. In the past, the workshop has been mainly held inside a classroom. But not this year. This year, participants will do all the work themselves…learning by doing. The information they come away with will be used on landscaping and other construction projects throughout the Tahoe Basin that are designed and built with erosion control in mind. With the Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition, I'm shelly Purdy for KOLO News Channel 8. Anchor Tag: This year's Contractor's Workshop will be held on June first. For more information or to register for the workshop, visit our website at

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