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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 throughout its 40 years, BEC has had a significant voice in shaping the environment and policies of Butte County and beyond.

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May 11, 2016

Highlights and Sticky Notes:As part of the process, the utility has pledged to plant 64 new trees along the Midway roadway itself. These mostly native species of plants will build and enhance the Midway’s distinctive tree canopy, according to PG&E public affairs manager Joe Wilson.The utility consulted with the county, the resource district and the Butte Environmental Council on its Midway plan.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

May 10, 2016

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The annual event is hosted by the Butte Environmental Council as a way to share information about the environment and promote the protection of endangered species.It rained for the entire four hours the group was setting up their booths, but once 11 a.m. rolled around, the skies were mostly clear, BEC executive director Natalie Carter said.Tags: endangered, species, faire, chico, BECby: ndcarter

May 10, 2016

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Engangered Species Fair runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the group picnic area at One-Mile Recreation Area in lower Bidwell Park. The 37th annual event is put on by the Butte Environmental Council and is free.The theme is “Back from the Brink” which celebrates the removal of three species from the endangered species list, including the gray wolf, bald eagle and maguire daisy. Highlights include an eco-scavenger hunt, free vegetable starts, a raffle and a puppet parade featuring papier mache puppets made by local elementary students.Tags: BEC, Endangered, Species, Faire, Chico, Communityby: ndcarter

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May 16, 2016

Highlights and Sticky Notes:During the five-year drought, three issues have loomed over water issues in the North State: raising the height of Shasta Dam, building Sites Reservoir in Glenn County and removing four dams on the Klamath River.Candidates for the 1st Congressional District were asked their positions on each of those issues.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

May 10, 2016

Highlights and Sticky Notes:If supervisors approve the trees’ removal, PG&E plans to plant 64 new trees along the road away from the bike path. The trees will be mostly native species and include maples, oaks, gingko and autumn purple ash, according to a county staff report.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

May 5, 2016

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Chico Scrap Metal will stay on East 20th StreetThe Chico City Council had a close vote of 4-3, with Councilors Randall Stone, Ann Schwab and Tami Ritter dissenting.Robyn DiFalco, former executive director of Butte Environmental Council, said the residents of the Mulberry-Chapman neighborhood do not deserve to be exposed to airborne toxins and contamination from Chico Scrap Metal.Tags: chico, scrap, metal, Butte County, Communityby: ndcarter

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