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UC Davis to host chamber mixer at historic fish hatchery in Tahoe City

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center will host a Chamber Mixer and Open House at the Historic Fish Hatchery just east of Tahoe City, Oct. 1, 5 and#8211; 7 p.m. This event is open to the public and appropriate for all ages.

Engage in science activities, enjoy fall-themed appetizers, or sip a cup of warm cider or hot mulled wine while you explore the restored historic building and interactive games in the new Eriksson Education Center. Take advantage of this opportunity to join UC Davis, North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, Placer County and California Tahoe Conservancy and learn more about the local environment, research and the Lake Forest Erosion Control Project currently underway.

Lake Forest Erosion



Control Project

What is happening in the large meadow just off the highway near Lake Forest Road? This project is bringing Lake Forest Creek out of an underground pipe and back into daylight.



Development in the 1960s rerouted Lake Forest Creek into a culvert beneath the Lake Forest Glen condominium complex and moved the creek from its natural course. The project is constructing approximately 3,000 feet of new channel that will restore natural hydrology, enhance degraded Stream Environment Zones (SEZs), and improve wildlife habitat.

Placer County and California Tahoe Conservancy representatives will be available to describe the project and answer questions.

Check out the new

Eriksson Education Center

View the timeline that wraps around the exhibit room in the new Eriksson Education Center and learn about the history of the historic fish hatchery and the ecological changes in Lake Tahoe.

Short videos present the story of how and why fish were once raised here and show current research at Lake Tahoe including the Bottom Barrier Project to control Asian clam populations and tracking Largemouth bass in the Tahoe Keys. Play three interactive games to learn about native and non-native species in the lake and the life cycle of trout.

Native plant demonstration garden

Take a walk along the permeable path through the demonstration garden to view beautiful native plants. Learn about the efforts to restore Polaris creek.

Tours available

Join volunteer docents for tours of the Eriksson Education Center and demonstration garden. Tours are also available by appointment by contacting 775-881-7566 or email tercinfo@ucdavis.edu. Volunteers will be honored at this event with a short toast and thank you following our first summer.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com

Visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu/calendar/index.html for more information.

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