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16B Wednesday, June 23, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter The pool and what is left of the bathhouse as they appear today. As part of the restoration effort, the bathhouse will be returned to its former glory, and the pool will likely be extended to Olympic size, with a children's area or an additional children's pool. The water in this pool, pro- vided by a natural sulfur spring, maintains its natural warmth all year long. Photo by Linda 5atchwell RANCH, from page 1B The second phase of the project will involve restoring the main building. "On the bottom floor," continued Berg, "we envision a real open conference site. But, we're going to maintain the Original footprint of the building and maintain the character of the building." It will be used for confer- ences, retreats, workshops and weddings, so there will be WiFi and a user-friendly --commercial kitchen. The second floor will house a museum that focuses on the natural history and culture of the Graeagle and Mohawk Valley areas, and will also provide environmental education. The Portola Alumni Association has pledged its support for the museum project, and it is part of the state parks grant, as well. Berg said the group also plans to have a geothermal ed- ucation project. A secret that the old building holds is that it was one of the first homes in California to be heated via geothermal energy. The pipes are still under the house, said Berg, though they're not currently operational. She has talked with The interior of the historic White Sulphur Springs Ranch house as it appears today. While there are clear signs of disrepair, the interior is in surprisingly good shape. This view is of the carpeted main stairway leading to the second floor, Photo by Bill Tantau. SAY[ WHtE Jim Harper and Sam Pettinato nail the point home, placing the "Save White Sulphur Springs" banner firmly in public view. Photo submitted Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative about retro- fitting "the whole house so it's geothermally heated." This will allow for another environmental education op- portunity at White Sulphur Springs. Berg wants to "inter- pret that for the public to show them this sustainable energy source that we have." The house then becomes "low maintenance, low cost to heat, and the public can learn about geothermal energy" in the process. Berg's love of White Sulphur Springs is what has fueled her work, but she also emphasizes the potential stimulus to the local economy SilVe now Off==. 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There are no plans to use any of the facilities for lodging because the limited space is needed for other things. So, when conferences and other events come to the ranch, local lodging will get a boost. At the end of an impas- sioned discussion of White Sulphur Springs, Berg looks out over the vaUey."Every- one seems to feel the peace- fulness of the place," she said. "It has a very strong presence." Berg feels it as a living presence. "It wants to be restored," she said. This Sunday, June 27, from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., the second annual Save White Sulphur Springs fundraiser will take place at the Tantau Ranch, 2256 Highway 89 (at A-15) in Clio. Tickets are $40 per person and are available in advance from Eco Centric and the Graeagle Outpost in Graeagle, as well as Kelly's Bookstore in Portola and the Plumas County Museum in Quincy. Light food will be served along with some first-rate entertainment. Juni Fisher, a superb show woman as well as h multi award-winning traditional western singer/ songwriter, will return for a second year. She'll be joined by Andy Nelson, cowboy poet and winner of the Skinny Roland Humor Award from the Academy of Western Artists. Rounding out the afternoon, local music favorites the BLT's will perform. Superb live and silent auction items are listed on the council's Facebook page. Further information on White Sulphur Springs Ranch and the fundraiser can be found at mohawkvalley.us. The stewardship council encourages the community to attend this event to show support for the rescue and restoration of White Sulphur Springs. For additional infor- mation call 836-2334. A photo of the bathhouse and pool at White Sulphur Springs shows it in its former glory. The pool was open to the public all summer long, and many community members spent the best part of their summers there in the 1940s through the "60s. *To qualified buyers on credit approval. Expires 6/30/10. All vehicles plus tax, license, $55 doc and Ca: tire fee. Alice Berg pauses to rest during a workday at White Sulphur Springs last fall. Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council board members and supporters Bill and Sally Tantau, Susan and Sam Pettinato, Jim Harper, Kim Kalbaugh and a crew from Garcia's Yard Maintenance, among others, pitched in to clear brush, shore up and winterize the historic residence. Saving White Sul- phur Springs "would not be possible without the community, donors and wonderful volunteers that we have." said Berg. Photos submitted I l $