Grow Back Stronger
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Grow Back Stronger
With the “Grow Back Stronger Solution”, Whiskeytown Environmental School Community seeks to bring children back to WES as soon as possible using modular housing and dining facilities by Fall of 2023.
Modular facilities allow for the return of overnight programming, more field labs and summer camps. This short-term solution allows 4,000 students per year to be outdoors and benefit from the “WES Experience” as soon as possible.
Team partners National Park Service, the Shasta Country Office of Education, local engineering firms, and WES Community have developed this plan to get students back to WES by Fall of 2023. The National Park Service will pursue federal funding for the permanent long-term solution of rebuilding a sustainable campus. Put #3a photo next to this paragraph. Title it: New Campus Vision, NMR Architects & Engineers
The plan to return 4,000 students per year to WES during the interim period will be funded by individuals, private foundations, and community foundations/organizations students to WES with your donation
Modular Structure Budget
|12 units for students, staff, teacher housing x $21,000||$252,000|
|1 unit for offices||$45,000|
|1 unit for health/first aid/medical center||$44,000|
|2 shower houses + bathrooms x $152,000||$304,000|
|1 ADA shower house + bathroom x $248,000||$248,000|
|1 kitchen unit||$155,000|
|1 dining/gathering unit||$268,000|
|1 maintenance shed||$16,000|
|Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FFE)|
|Beds 130 beds x $920||$119,600|
|Dining tables/chairs 30 sets x $620||$18,600|
|Infrastructure & Repairs|
|TOTAL to return children to WES by Fall 2023||$3,000,000|
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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.