Hello Friends of Redwood Glen, With a busy summer rounding down, we are catching our collective breath but also giving thanks to you, our supporters and friends, who continue to keep the camp in prayer. Redwood Glen is almost halfway toward it’s goal of $400,000 to build […]
With a busy summer rounding down, we are catching our collective breath but also giving thanks to you, our supporters and friends, who continue to keep the camp in prayer.
Redwood Glen is almost halfway toward it’s goal of $400,000 to build a new water system and to continue our 58 year history. Your help has been tremendous and if your gift is one (or more) of the 1000 different donations to the camp, we say, “Thank You soooo much”!
To date we have raised over $135,000 in cash and $60,000 in donated goods for an estimated total of $195,000. Whether big or small, every gift is greatly appreciated.
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can mail your donation by check to Redwood Glen, 100 Wright Dr., Loma Mar, CA 94021.
If you have already given but would like to give again, another $20 (or more) would be a tremendous help.
Redwood Glen is back to digging wells. Within the next few weeks, wells will be drilled and we are praying that by combining the water flow from these two or three wells, there will be enough water to sustain Redwood Glen’s needs into the future.
Although we drilled last year at the archery range and hit water, the well unfortunately did not produce the quality of water needed and was thus determined to be unusable. Working with a new engineering company, we are confident that this next series of wells will produce the quality and quantity of water we need to be water independent.
Our new wells will be drilled at a higher elevation, closer to Hoffman Creek, where the quality of water is historically better. In addition, rather than drilling in mudstone like we did last year, we will be drilling in a sandstone geological formation, which is known to produce better quality. The drillers are also using a different method that will let us know earlier when we hit water an
d will be able to test the quality of water at different levels.
After the first well failed, the plan was to go back to Hoffman Creek for water. However, because of the drought, there is not enough water during the summer months to take care of the camp’s needs. Hoffman Creek is currently flowing at 3 gallons per minute (gpm) and the camp needs about 7.7 gpm. If the new wells produce enough water by themselves, treating the water will be simple and inexpensive. If we need to combine well water with surface water from Hoffman Creek, two different kinds of treatment plants will need t
o be set up and used.
If the new wells do not produce, the worst case scenario is for the camp to use water from Hoffman Creek and Pescadero Creek where we would need to go through the permit process and raise the infrastructure costs to set up a diversion spot near Indian Point.
Of the money brought in so far, $77,333 has been spent this year for purchasing water and having it hauled in to meet the needs of our guests. Professional engineering costs, including hydrologists, surveyors and water engineers have been $111,000. We are looking at an estimated $50,000 – $60,000 to drill two or three wells.
As you can see, the costs outweigh the income.
Redwood Glen is currently covering these extra water expenditures with earned profit from guest groups and our program camps. However, in a “typical” year, that money is saved to cover expenses during
the slow months of November through February. The camp will be in a financial bind this upcoming fall and winter if we don’t receive more donations to finance our water project construction and to underwrite the exorbitant amount of money needed to supply guests with water during this transition period.
Any help you can give to support the ongoing ministry of Redwood Glen during this time is greatly appreciated. To give, click here.
Thank you for your prayers and ongoing support. You are appreciated.