Sandhill Lake House is open for business

By Debbie Dalhouse

Sandhill Lake HouseRenovations are complete at the Sandhill Lake House and the Research and Education Center in Columbia is once again accepting reservations to use the facility.

The 3,000 square-foot Lake House serves as a central meeting place for public and private organizations across the state. “In the year before renovations began, nearly 13,000 people attended 268 meetings at the Lake House held by 157 organizations,” said Mac Horton, center director.

Through the Institute for Community and Economic Development, the Sandhill Center provides multidisciplinary focus to help South Carolina communities balance development with environmental stewardship.

Renovations used environmentally sensitive methods, including recycled heart pine from other structures on the property. New pressure-treated decking and cypress siding were donated by members of the S.C. Forestry Association.

For more information: Sandhill Research and Education Center, 803-788-5700, or www.clemson.edu/sandhill/.