About Us

arrowheadThe Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc. was created as an independent non-profit, 501 (c) 3, organization for the purpose of securing private funding for park projects due to the shortfall of public funding in the National Parks. FOW was incorporated in November 2002.

Our Mission:

The Friends of Whiskeytown, Inc. is a non-profit organization cooperating with the National Park Service in the stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of Whiskeytown National Recreational Area. Cooperation may be provided through supporting appropriate visitor opportunities to observe, experience and understand the character of the area; working with park staff and completing special projects; and taking the lead in fundraising for special projects.

Co-Presidents:    Kerry Jarvis & Ken Showalter
Vice President:
Treasurer:           Susan Lynette Shaw
Secretary:           open


The Friends are looking for board members and volunteers to assist with the events and projects they support. If you love Whiskeytown and have a couple of hours to spare each month, please consider how you could help support this beautiful park and lake.

The Friends of Whiskeytown holds an annual fundraisers. Additionally, the organization also supports many important Whiskeytown projects and events such as funding the hiring of students to work on conservation and trails projects; purchasing equipment for the free ranger-led kayak tours; purchasing supplies for the annual Harvest Festival and Old Time Holiday, and the Pick Up Lake Litter event, and completing footbridge and trails projects.

The Friends of Whiskeytown board meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month upstairs at the YMCA, 1155 Court St. in Redding. Meetings start at 6pm and last from 1 to 1 1/2 hrs.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Email: info@friendsofwhiskeytown.org

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