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Free Best Management Practices class in Spanish Nov. 1

Posted 10/22/2007

Landscape and construction workers still have time to sign up for the free Best Management Practices class for Spanish speakers, 6 — 9 p.m., Nov. 1 at the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach.

BMPs are land management techniques that control erosion and prevent water pollution, and also result in attractive, healthy landscapes. Property owners in Lake Tahoe are required by local regulations to implement BMPs on their properties in order to protect Lake Tahoe’s water quality and unique beauty. Many contractors and landscapers already assist Tahoe property owners in installing these practices. This class will give Spanish-speaking workers information about how BMPs work and how to install them so that they are attractive, effective and easy to maintain. Attendees will learn about the five types of BMPs:

  • Driveways and conveyance of runoff
  • Infiltration systems for runoff
  • Vegetation and mulch for bare soil
  • Slope stabilization for slopes over 50 percent
  • Temporary BMPS for construction sites

The class is free, but advance registration is requested. To register or for more information, call University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, (775) 832-4150.

The class is sponsored by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, Project Mana, Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, and North Tahoe Family Resource Center.

SUMMARY


What: Free Best Management Practices class for Spanish speakers.
When: 6 — 9 p.m., Nov. 1.
Where: Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach.
Who: Contact University of Nevada Cooperative Extension in Incline Village, (775) 832-4150. Sponsored by agencies listed above.

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