Grow Back Stronger
Grow Back Stronger –
Student Housing $4,350,000
Grow Back Stronger
WES Community is sponsoring the “Grow Back Stronger” campaign for permanent and modern student housing. The proposed design replaces individual cabins and will consist of 3 new four-plex cabins. Each four-plex cabin contains 4 housing units that replace the individual cabins of the past. Individual restrooms and showers are attached at the end of each four-plex building.
Structures will be fire-resistant with metal exteriors and roofs and will utilize 70% recycled steel. Inside, buildings will be finished with insulation and drywall and will include fire-suppression systems, heating, and cooling. An additional four-plex is built into the plans for future expansion.
Team partners, Whiskeytown Environmental School Community, the National Park Service, and the Shasta County Office of Education are coordinating to modernize other site assets such as the dining hall, administration office, utility improvements, and road repairs. A new Administration-Safety Building is under consideration by the Shasta County Office of Education.
This plan will enable the resumption of overnight programs providing students with hands-on learning, science, teamwork, and moments that can last a lifetime. Help us “Grow Back Stronger” with your gift.
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...
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...
Rotary Club of Redding presented WES Community with funds for the “Bunkbed Challenge” pledged on Giving Tuesday, 2022. The Club donated $2,502, a gift that will purchase three additional bunkbed units, sleeping six children. This donation helped us fulfill our...
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.