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Aspen Realty donates money for BMPs

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Jenny Francis and Cara Schmidt, from left, both Tahoe Resource Conservation District assistants, help install Best Management Practices for a low-income homeowner. Funds for the work were donated by Aspen Realty.

Recently, Aspen Realty donated money to allow a low-income homeowner to have best management practices installed at her home. The donation made it possible to purchase all BMP supplies, including vegetation.

The work completed included the installation of a driveway infiltration system, installation of gravel with wood borders along all driplines and under all decking, installation of rock rip-rap along a steep slope at the back of the house and planting native and adapted plants selected to enhance wildlife habitat on the property. The project site was chosen by the Tahoe Resource Conservation District based on a list of eligible low-income homeowners submitted to TRCD by El Dorado County Community Services.

The work was organized, designed and overseen by Molly Pulsifer, TRCD Conservation Leader. The BMPs were implemented by the TRCD staff and the homeowner received her BMP Certificate of Completion at the conclusion.

Aspen Realty has a long tradition of community service. The Aspen agents chose this project to help the homeowner and to contribute to the achievement of Tahoe’s important environmental goals.

“We were happy to assist a homeowner who might not have been able to meet the BMP Requirements,” said Molly Blann, Aspen Realty sales manager. “Our agents selected this project and raised the funds needed.”

The homeowner, who asked to remain anonymous, wrote a letter of thanks to TRCD Board President Robert Dolton. In part, the letter read as follows: “Thank you and all your staff for a splendid job controlling erosion around my home … It was greatly appreciated.”

Aspen Realty is one of the largest independent Real Estate companies in the area. There are offices in South Lake Tahoe and Zephyr Cove as well as in Placerville and El Dorado, Calif. Aspen is a member of RELO, the nation’s largest relocation and referral network.

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