Amphitheater Rehabilitation

To reach our goal, we need $20,579 can you give a little more?  We are grateful to the Rotary Clubs, business sponsors, and Giving Tuesday donations that together, raised $54,421 for the Amphitheater Rehabilitation Project.  Our total goal is $75,000 by March 2024.

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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.

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Our Budget

The project budget is estimated to be $75,000. Anderson Rotary, Redding East Rotary, Redding Rotary, and Redding West Rotary have kick-started the project with a recent grant of $17,250 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!

A Big Thank You To Our Sponsors

GoForth Consulting
SHN
JR Martin CPA
life help
Jennifer Perrow Consulting
new west medical
DHS
carr kennedy
umpqua
David C Van Dyke
choose redding
cr-gibbs
les schwab
perrys automotive
wit group
rotary
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News

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...

SCOE APPROVES $1.8 MILLION FOR NEW WES BUILDING

SCOE APPROVES $1.8 MILLION FOR NEW WES BUILDING

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.

Sage

WES Camp Student