Tahoe Resource Conservation District

News & Updates

Green Thumb Gardening Workshops are back!!

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photo of tomato plant and garden toolsIs your green thumb feeling a little rusty? Come work on fine tuning your green thumb and learn about Conservation Landscaping at our free Green Thumb Gardening Series, Monday evenings from 5:30-6:30pm in the Lake Tahoe Demonstration Garden (at the Lake Tahoe Community College). Classes are also held at 2 other locations around the lake, Incline Village & Tahoe City! 

Classes will cover such topics as native plants, pest management, building healthy soils, conserving water in the garden, Best Management Practices and much more!

These free workshops are presented by Lake Tahoe Master GardenersUCCEMasterGardenerColor

Classes start June 24th and are free and open to all! 

To see a complete list of topics and class schedules, please visit our calendar of events.




Sustainable Turf Care & Turf Conversion Workshop

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 A two-part workshop series for Home Gardeners and Landscapers alike!    

Part 1:  Wednesday June 5th, 6:30-8pm, South Tahoe PUD

Part 2:  Saturday June 8th, 9-10:30am, 1415 Mt. Olympia Circle  South Lake Tahoe

photo of turf conversion at LTCC

This free workshop will be explaining valuable topics including:

  • Water saving and moneyS saving practices
  • Re-landscaping ideas
  • Fertilizer practices
  • Irrigation scheduling & auditing
  • South Tahoe PUD Turf Buy Back Program


email response for online service form

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Thank you for contacting the Tahoe RCD!

We look forward to serving you. For general requests and inquiries, we will get back to you shortly either by email or phone.

If you are requesting BMP Assistance, BMP Evaluation or BMP Finals, please note:

The Tahoe RCD is no longer offering BMP assistance, evaluations, or final inspections. Please visit the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Stormwater Program website at TahoeBMP.org  Or call their hotline at 775-589-5202 for BMP resource information. 

You can now get small BMP retrofit plans approved electronically!! Homeowners, contractors, and consultants can submit plans for small BMP retrofit proposals that disturb less than 7 cubic yards and get an approval online http://tahoebmp.org/SmallBMPRetro.aspx

If you have a past BMP evaluation that was done by the Tahoe RCD and would like a copy of your evaluation please contact info@tahoercd.org with the subject line “BMP evaluation copy” or call us at 530-543-1501 ext.113


Huffington Post Features Tahoe Expo

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Great write-up on the Tahoe Expo in the Huffinton Post (view article) today featuring mention our very own Conservation Assistant Adam Henriques. The TRCD played an integral role in the creation and coordination of four separate Adventure Tracks for the 2012 Tahoe Expo. Check out the article and then head on over and “like” the Tahoe Expo to stay informed!


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National Winter Trails Day 1/12/13

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Come join in on the fun filled National Winter Trails Day Celebration at Camp Richardson on the 12th of January 2013! Our very own Watershed Coordinator Kim Gorman will give a talk about water quality conservation from both the programmatic and stewardship-based perspectives at 1:30 pm. For more information about the Camp Richardson event, you can contact Kim directly at (530) 546-1501 x 129.

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