Stateline, Nevada – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) is accepting nominations for its annual Best in Basin awards program through Friday, March 31.

TRPA created the awards program to recognize projects that demonstrate exceptional planning and design and compatibility with Lake Tahoe’s environment and communities.

The program has five award categories for projects completed in 2016: Building and general construction projects; water quality restoration and erosion control projects; defensible space and forest health projects; public and Environmental Improvement Program projects; and sustainability actions and projects.

Projects must have been completed in 2016 to be eligible for an award. Past award winners, nomination forms, and more information about the Best in Basin awards program are available online at

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency leads the cooperative effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region, while improving local communities, and people’s interactions with our irreplaceable environment. For additional information, contact Tom Lotshaw, Public Information Officer, at (775) 589-5278.