Sierra Pacific Foundation to donate $1.1 million for Whiskeytown Environmental School rebuild and student support

To support the return of a Shasta County tradition, the Sierra Pacific Foundation is donating $1.1 million toward rebuilding Whiskeytown Environmental School. The Foundation is contributing $750,000 to WES Community for the rebuild of the housing units that were damaged and… Continue Reading

Celebrate Biodiversity at the Whiskeytown BioBlitz!

To celebrate 100 years of stewardship, the National Park Service is planning a shared nation-wide quest to discover and document biodiversity. You are invited to join the celebration as parks across the country host BioBlitzes this May. Whiskeytown National Recreation… Continue Reading

Gala Benefits WES & Schreder Planetarium

CH2M Hill and Critigen are hosting the 2011 Rising Stars Gala on December 17, 2011. The festive evening will include live music, dancing, appetizers, desserts, a no-host bar, live & silent auctions, and gaming. The Gala benefits science programs at… Continue Reading

School’s Nearly Out, Summer Camp Nearly Open

School is just about out for the year, which means it’s time to figure out ways to keep Junior and Missy busy for the summer. You know, idle hands … . Might I suggest the Shasta County Office of Education’s… Continue Reading


Cypress Elementary Holds Rummage/Bake Sale

What: Cypress Elementary School Rummage Sale/Bake Sale When: Saturday (Oct. 16), 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Cypress Elementary School parking lot The sale is to raise funds to send the 5th graders to Whiskeytown Environmental School, aka WES Camp.… Continue Reading


Rising Stars Gala to Benefit Planetarium, Environmental School

What: 2nd Annual Rising Stars Gala to Benefit Schreder Planetarium and Whiskeytown Environmental School When: Oct 9, 7 p.m. Where: Cascade Theatre Cost: $30 CH2M Hill and Critigen, in conjunction with Schreder Planetarium and Whiskeytown Environmental School, are staging the… Continue Reading


Hug What You Love

Did you know that Monday, July 19, is Global Hug Your Kids Day? Yes, it’s true, I couldn’t make up that one. And folks in Red Bluff will mark the event for the third consecutive year with a high noon… Continue Reading


Whiskeytown Summer Camps Begin Monday

From Press Release: Outdoor Adventures for grades K-8th & Teen Backpacking Trips to Lassen Volcanic Park – Ages 14-18 Whiskeytown Environmental School (AKA: W.E.S. or N.E.E.D. Camp, depending on when you, your children or your grandchildren attended) is located at… Continue Reading

Of Pancakes And Summer Camp

I once described the Asphalt Cowboys’ annual pancake breakfast to someone from out of the area as “pancakes for 10,000 people in the middle of the street before sunrise.” That poor description earned a quizzical look, and, no, not everyone… Continue Reading