Taylor Creek Stream Profile Chamber
Partner: USFS, Tahoe Blue Vodka
Total Project Cost: $14,000
Tahoe Fund Contribution: $7,135
During the average school year, Taylor Creek Visitors Center hosts over 150 students per day to connect classroom curriculum with real-life views of aquatic ecology. When the glass of the underwater viewing chamber broke during routine cleaning, staff worried that this natural history education tool would be lost. Fortunately, help from the Tahoe Fund, Tahoe Blue Vodka and the U.S. Forest Service will ensure its replacement.
The glass broke in May 2018 and visitor center staff had no choice but to close the chamber until funding to replace the glass could be secured. When the Tahoe Fund found out about the broken glass, the nonprofit was able to step in and help solve the problem with support from Tahoe Blue Vodka.
Funding for the glass replacement came from the U.S. Forest Service and a partnership between the Tahoe Fund and the owners of Tahoe Blue Vodka, who were also a large part of funding the Taylor Creek Overlook last fall. The Taylor Creek Overlook and Steam Profile Chamber allows visitors to get an up-close view of Tahoe's ecology, above and below the water.