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Learn about BMPs

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The Tahoe Resource Conservation District will offer homeowners two free workshops on Best Management Practices today. The workshops are scheduled at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the conference room at the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library, 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd. Homeowners will be able to sign up for free mandatory evaluations at either meeting.

Homeowners must implement BMPs on their properties by Oct. 15, 2006. The TRCD will explain what the BMPs are and how they work.

BMPs are designed to filter rain and snowmelt by such means as gravel filled drains and the cultivation of natural vegetation.

The goal is to prevent or even reverse the loss of clarity to Lake Tahoe by reducing soil erosion and trapping nutrients that are thought to be the main contributors to that loss.

The BMP requirements will differ with each property and the cost to implement them may be between $500 to $3,500, depending on the work that will be required to install them.

For more information call the library at (530) 573-3185.