Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency announced recipients of its 2013 Best in the Basin awards today. Award winners in the agency’s 24th annual Best in the Basin include remodel, new construction, Best Management Practices, stream restoration and erosion control projects that stand out as examples of the best environmental planning, design and implementation.

To evaluate projects with complete landscaping in place and in good weather conditions, nominees were judged in spring of this year. Award winners were selected by a panel of local professionals who work in the fields of architecture, landscaping, planning, engineering and resource management.

Here are the 2013 Best in the Basin award winners:


  • Fall Home Green Building Project, Incline Village, Nev.
  • Tahoe Mountain Boathouse Scenic Improvement Project, Tahoma, Calif.
  • Chinquapin Home Owners’ Association Lighting Replacement Scenic Improvement Project, Carnelian Bay, Calif.

Water Quality/Restoration

  • Tahoe House Best Management Practices Retrofit, Tahoe City, Calif.
  • Southwood Apartments Best Management Practices Retrofit, Incline Village, Nev.
  • Fulton-Steifel Shorezone Revetment Erosion Control Project, Dollar Hill, Calif.
  • Warrior Way Erosion Control and Water Quality Project, Zephyr Cove, Nev.

Public/Environmental Improvement Program

  • Montgomery Estates II Erosion Control Project, El Dorado County, Calif.
  • Lower Blackwood Creek Habitat and Stream Restoration, Homewood, Calif.
  • U.S. Highway 50 Spooner Summit Wall Replacement, Glenbrook, Nev.
  • U.S. Highway 50 Transit Shelters, South Lake Tahoe, Calif


  • Pioneer Trail Pedestrian Improvement, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

The Best in the Basin award recipients will be recognized during the September 24, 2014 TRPA Governing Board meeting in Stateline, Nev., starting at 9:30 a.m.

The nomination period for 2014 Best in the Basin awards runs from now until March 31, 2015. Projects must be complete and have their security returned by December 31, 2014. For an entry form and information about last year’s winners, go to

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, call Tom Lotshaw, Public Information Officer, at 775-589-5278.