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

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October 3, 2016


  • A brief, but much appreciated mention of the good work Butte Environmental Council does in the community #BECProtects - ndcarter

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September 19, 2016

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Hundreds of hands gathered tons of trash Saturday in Chico’s prized parks and along Lindo Channel, Little Chico Creek and Comanche Creek. The 29th annual cleanup is organized by the Butte Environmental Council, www.becnet.orgDuring the events, big containers are provided to help haul all the items away, BEC assistant director Becky Holden explained while standing near a row of blue recycling containers, each with a different label of what should go inside.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

September 15, 2016

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Carter, executive director of the Butte Environmental Council, and Cecil, executive director of the Butte County Farm Bureau, had asked the commission to allow their respective constituents a greater voice in governing local water resources.BEC took the lead in a coalition of 15 groups and individuals seeking a water advisory committee representing environmentalists and private pumpers.“I think we’re coming closer to having common ground on this issue and coming together as a county to defend groundwater users that aren’t represented by [an agency] and also those environmental concerns, those beneficial uses of our water in our county,” Carter said after the meeting.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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October 12, 2016

Highlights and Sticky Notes:to date there are no clear protocols for promoting compatibility among datasets that would allow for sharing, aggregation and analysis by multiple groups.The law sets out to address these problems by creating an online water data information system that integrates existing datasets and provides information on water transfers.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

September 30, 2016

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Wednesday that will allow “design-build” construction for future water projects like Sites Reservoir. This means design and construction contracts can go to a single company, speeding up work.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

September 21, 2016

Highlights and Sticky Notes:To protect endangered fish at critical parts of their life cycle, regulators proposed leaving hundreds of thousands of additional acre-feet of water in the San Joaquin River system. As little as 20 percent of the river now flows unimpeded to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and regulators said they want the so-called “natural” flow raised to at least 30 percent and perhaps as high as 50 percent.The five-person board will gather input from farmers, environmentalists and others before voting on a plan, likely early next year.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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