The Siskiyou Family YMCA

The Siskiyou Family YMCA is installing a 92 kilowatt solar array to help offset the energy needs of the facility. The solar array will be a highly visible element of the property. There is a 1 mile fitness trail that is used daily by the community. The trail will eventually go directly under the elevated solar arrays at several points. The location was selected to optimize the production of the solar panels that will be facing 180 degrees south.

Currently, the Siskiyou Family YMCA fills a huge void in what is an economically disadvantaged area, referred to as “frontier” in extreme Northern California. There are few fitness or recreation opportunities for youth and the YMCA is a focal point for healthy activity. A large part of their community's recreation programs take place at the YMCA. Those activities include youth and adult sports leagues, camps, arts & enrichment programs, birthday parties and even whitewater rafting! In addition to general recreation programs, the facility is used by the elementary and high schools for team practices, social activities and special events. The YMCA has become a community gathering place with a majority of community-wide events occurring at the facility throughout the year The Siskiyou Family YMCA is an independent non-profit organization, and is open to anyone regardless of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

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