Nearly $2 Million Contribution Approved To Rebuild Whiskeytown Environmental School

A contribution of $1.8 Million has been approved by the Shasta County Board of Education to help with the rebuilding of Whiskeytown Environmental School. Known as “Wes Camp” or “Need Camp” to older folks, the campus at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area had hosted almost every 6th or 5th grade public school student in Shasta County for a week of learning, hiking, creating and living together in cabins. A tradition that spanned nearly 50 years ended abruptly when the Carr Fire devastated the area, and did not spare the camp. Fundraising efforts have been underway ever since, and got a big boost from the PG&E Zogg Fire settlement as well.