Every year the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency presents its Best in Basin Awards” that mirror their mission:
To preserve, restore, and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region, while improving local communities, and people’s interactions with our irreplaceable environment.
This past month, they rolled out the red carpet and presented their annual accolades to the following companies. At our architect firm in Lake Tahoe, we applaud our peers for a job well done!
The nomination period for these awards spanned two years due to delays related to the region’s Covid response. The Best in the Basin Award recipients for 2020 and 2021 are as follows:
Best Water Quality & Restoration Projects
Tahoe Pines Restoration and Public Access Improvement Project
By California Tahoe Conservancy, Burdick Excavation Company, and Stantec Engineering
Brautovich Park Stream Environment Zone Restoration and Park Rehabilitation Project
Upper Kingsbury Grade, Stateline, Nev.
By Douglas County and Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, Design Workshop, and Impact Construction
Best Water Quality Best Management Practices (BMPs)
Incline Village Golf Course Maintenance Drainage and Wash Pad Improvement Project
Incline Village, Nev.
By Incline Village General Improvement District Public Works, PR Design and Engineering, Inc., and Cruz Construction Co.
Best Environmental Improvement Program Projects
Dennis T. Machida Greenway Memorial Trail
South Lake Tahoe, Calif.
By El Dorado County Department of Transportation, California Tahoe Conservancy, City of South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Community College, and Herback General Engineering
Eyes on the Lake – Aquatic Invasive Species Early Detection Rapid Response
Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.
By the League to Save Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Resource Conservation District, and Marine Taxonomic Services, Inc.
Best Defensible Space and Forest Health Project
NV Energy Resilient Corridor 4100 Line Project
North and East shores, Lake Tahoe, Nev.
By NV Energy and North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District
Best Sustainability Action
Homewood High and Dry Marina Electric Boat Charging
By JMA Ventures, LLC, Homewood High and Dry Marina, Nautique, Superior Boat Repairs & Service, Ingenity Electric, and the Tahoe Fund
Nominations for the next awards will open late next year and will be for projects completed in 2022 and 2023, according to TRPA. Additional information is available at trpa.gov/how-we-operate/awards.
If you want to learn more about the high-quality standards and environmental regulations that one must employ while designing and building private and commercial properties, please contact us at any time.
James P. Borelli
Lake Tahoe / Truckee