UC Davis scientists have been using the 90-year-old building as a field station for their Lake Tahoe research. Now they’re gearing up to open their doors to visitors.
Geoff Schladow heads the UC Davis’ Tahoe Environmental Research Center.
“We had a $2 million renovation to bring it back to what it looked like when it was constructed in the 1920s. The theme of the exhibits we’ll be having focus on in part wetlands in the Tahoe basin and also there’s a component dealing with storm water. One of the biggest issues at Tahoe now is dealing with the impacts of storm water on clarity.”
Schladow says the renovation was paid for with money from UC Davis and public donations. They’ve also received a $200,000 grant from the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association to market the exhibits.
The grand opening is scheduled for early July.