Whiskeytown Environmental School celebrates 50 years

Celebrating the legacy of learning. The Whiskeytown Environmental School will be celebrating 50 years this weekend.

Posted: Sep 24, 2020 6:27 PM

WHISKEYTOWN, Calif. - Celebrating the legacy of learning. The Whiskeytown Environmental School will be celebrating 50 years this weekend.

For the first time in two years since the Carr Fire, the Whiskeytown Environmental School will be able to open up to the public for the celebration.

On September 26, people will be able to walk around the campus for an outdoor style exhibit. Which makes this the first public event since the Carr Fire tore through the area.

“It's a really big milestone, 50 is a big date,” said Josh Hoines, the Superintendent of the Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.

“It's one of the longest-running programs in the country of environmental education.”

With the WES Campus opening up its gates for the 50-year celebration, the park is looking towards the future.

“We're really looking to honor that legacy of learning,” said Hoines. “We’re really trying to bring back the residential programs, all the day use programs, and see if we can expand and do some community functions here.”

The Whiskeytown National Recreational Area expects about 200 to 300 people to show up.

The event is free. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, reservations are required. There are one-hour time slots for guests. The park is asking visitors to wear face masks and practice social distancing while on site.

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