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Letter to the editor- Call about your BMP

To the editor,

I would like to respond to Stephen Reinhards Guest Opinion article “Equity being mined out of Tahoe” from the Weekend Edition August 24 -26.

Thank you, Stephen, for getting the word out about Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the Tahoe Basin. In his article, Stephen refers to “several organizations … with grant money to help homeowners get their BMPs done.” I represent one of these organizations. Remember, every single property owner around the lake needs to do their part to prevent soil and water erosion that is threatening our beautiful lake! BMP’s can be as simple as planting native vegetation, mulching bare soil or putting gravel on your roof dripline. So please, make a simple call to the site-evaluation hotline 530-573-2210.

Representatives from the Tahoe Resource (California residents), or the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District (Nevada residents) will follow up with a free site-evaluation of the property with BMP recommendations. If desired, the next step would involve free labor from the Conservation Districts and erosion control materials at cost to get BMPs on the ground. Stephen mentioned some deadlines that TRPA is requiring for getting BMPs on the ground. These are 2006 for Priority 2 and 2011 for Priority 3. Most of South Lake Tahoe is a Priority 2 or 3. Call today to find out which Priority Watershed you live in and start working on a plan to get your BMP’s done by that date.

A side note: Stephen and I met at his property the same day his article came out in the paper. He is now on his way to getting his property up to local water quality standards.

Jennifer Heath

Program Coordinator

Backyard Conservation Program

Tahoe Resource Conservation District

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