Stateline, Nevada – It takes real people making real progress to conserve Lake Tahoe’s unique natural environment. The 2019 Lake Spirit Awards will honor those committed to a spirit of cooperation and protecting Lake Tahoe.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) will accept nominations for the awards through Friday, March 29, 2019. The nomination form for the Lake Spirit Awards can be found online at

TRPA created the Lake Spirit Awards in 2011 to recognize individuals showing exceptional commitment to the Lake Tahoe Basin. The awards expanded the following year to include categories for exemplary citizen and agency representative/environmental scientist. A winner from the North Shore and South Shore will be selected in each category. The TRPA Governing Board will recognize Lake Spirit Award winners.

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 Adam Jensen, environmental education specialist, at 775-589-5251.