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The Butte Environmental Council (BEC) is a non-profit environmental organization based in Butte County, California. Our mission is to protect and defend the land, air and water of Butte County and the surrounding region through action, advocacy and education.  BEC was formed in 1975 and for over 40 years, BEC has had a significant voice in shaping the environment and policies of Butte County and beyond.

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December 13, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The plan’s overall goal is to reduce pollutants and trash in Chico’s creeks and waterways, and improve upon the use of storm water as a resource.Top projects will be decided upon by the Storm Water Resources Plan’s Technical Advisory Committee at its next public meeting, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 4 in the City Council Chambers.The plan’s public meetings haven’t brought out crowds, but there has been a good representation of the organizations that have traditionally held an interest, like The Stream Team, Butte Environmental Council and Friends of Comanche Creek.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

December 8, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Dozens of the old oak trees have fallen at One-Mile Recreation Area in recent years, due to drought, heavy winds and rains, or just the fact that they were old and vulnerable to the elements. The rest of the park has seen its fair share of oaks crashing to the ground, too. City of Chico staff, Butte Environmental Council (BEC) and Chico Tree Advocates have joined forces to identify areas where the forest canopy needs a hand. (BEC organizes a similar project that focuses on oak restoration in Upper Park.)Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

December 4, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Bryce Goldstein, Butte Environmental Council energy conservation program coordinator, said it’s important to recycle old lights to keep valuable materials out of landfills.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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October 30, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:California’s climate is known for its cycles of prolonged dry conditions followed by intense rain and snow. Last winter, we saw an extreme example of this as we swung from one of the worst droughts in the state’s history to record precipitation in a few months.It’s important to remember that, even with all the precipitation last winter, water scarcity still threatens sensitive ecosystems across the state.One thing is clear – California faces serious funding gaps when it comes to water, parks and ecosystems.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

October 3, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:An NBC Bay Area examination of 20 years’ worth of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and California Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) inspection reports, engineering studies, Federal Part 12D independent consultant inspection reports, consultant letters and memos—nearly 10,000 pages of documents in all—repeatedly identified problems with the stability, safety and monitoring of Oroville Dam.In the meantime, Ledesma says priority number one is finishing spillway construction before the rainy season begins again.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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