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If you think the school district’s health education is under the weather, try giving it your prescription.

The Lake Tahoe Unified School District’s Health Education Committee will meet for the first time this year at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Al Tahoe Elementary School.

The committee reviews programs and materials that are used in schools to teach health. Some programs already in place are the Tobacco Use Prevention Education and Safe and Drug Free Schools programs. The public is welcome to attend the meeting.

The committee does have vacancies, so if individuals want to provide input for the schools’ health education by participating as a member, they are encouraged to come. For more information call (530) 541-2850, ext. 254.

BMP workshop is scheduled

Incline Village General Improvement District Waste Not and the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District are hosting a free, half-day workshop to provide hands-on methods for property owners and contractors interested in completing required Best Management Practices (BMP’s).

The three-hour class will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences on the Sierra Nevada College campus, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village.

Homeowners, contractors and material suppliers are encouraged to attend. Class size is limited to 20. Please RSVP by calling the Waste Not Hotline at (775) 832-1284 or e-mail

For specific class information, please contact the instructor, Gretchen Huie at the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District at (775) 586-1610, ext. 25.

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