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Amphitheater Rehabilitation and Giving Tuesday

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New Act for the Amphitheater

Happily, the heart of the campus, the amphitheater, will now receive a much-needed makeover. The amphitheater is essentially the same structure built by volunteers in the early 1960s. It has held up faithfully through thousands of sing-alongs, bonfires, storms, and intrusions by ground squirrels. With tree roots cracking and crumbling concrete, it is time for a new act for the amphitheater.

The Updated Space

The amphitheater rehabilitation plan will maintain the same design and location, but with new and expanded seating, new seat backs, improved accessibility for students, new concrete, removal of non-native trees, stumps, and broken concrete. We are excited to update this space for new generations of students to learn, laugh, and make lifelong memories at WES.


Our Budget

The project budget is estimated to be $75,000. Redding East Rotary, Redding Rotary, and Redding West Rotary have kick-started the project with a recent grant of $16,600 for materials plus donated labor. The grant writing team at Redding East Rotary worked overtime to produce the grant; the community spirit of the three clubs is amazing and appreciated!

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Join WES Community to Celebrate Giving Tuesday, an online fundraising event opening on Tuesday, November 14th, and closing on November 28th, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Can our community meet the generous challenge presented by these local business sponsors listed below?

Follow this link to the WES Community Giving Tuesday Page and help us reach our goal to raise at least $16,000 and match that amount gifted by our sponsors to fund a New Act for the Amphitheater.

At our page you can donate, create your own fundraiser and share our story with your friends and family.

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors

GoForth Consulting
JR Martin CPA
life help
Jennifer Perrow Consulting
new west medical
carr kennedy
David C Van Dyke
choose redding
les schwab
perrys automotive
wit group


Sierra Pacific Foundation Donates $1.1 Million

Sierra Pacific Foundation Donates $1.1 Million

WES Community is thrilled to announce a generous donation from the Sierra Pacific Foundation to assist in the rebuilding at Whiskeytown Environmental School.  The $1.1 million donation will go towards both the rebuilding of student housing and student fees for...



We’re pleased to announce that the Shasta County Board of Education voted 7-0 last week to contribute $1.8 million toward efforts to rebuild Whiskeytown Environmental School. The school was heavily damaged during the Carr Fire. “It’s exciting to have a...

1 Million to WES Community

1 Million to WES Community

Whiskeytown Environmental School (WES) Community grieves with the families who lost loved ones and the neighbors who lost homes and property in the Zogg Fire. The $1M granted to us on May 31st from the PG&E Zogg Fire settlement will support the “Grow Back...

Thank you so much for letting me come to the wonderful Whiskeytown Environmental school itself.  I had so much fun hiking, learning, and being there at WES camp.  I will never forget my once-in-a-lifetime experience.  One day I hope to see Whiskeytown Enviormental [sic] School and my naturalist, Antalope [sic] Andy, again.


WES Camp Student