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Come out to Upper Bidwell Park and help us water oak seedlings!

 

 

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Sep

Come help us restore our urban water ways! Let's make those creeks shine! 

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Join us in celebrating our birthday with live music, a gourmet island-style dinner and a silent auction!

 

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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.

BEC in the News

September 21, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Block Party with a Purpose

  • Butte Environmental Council: Raised $20,675, received additional $5,319.34 from city. Project: Block Parties with a Purpose. - ndcarter

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September 14, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:North Valley Energy Watch and Butte Environmental Council will be hosting three Community Resource Fairs in Nord, Durham and Orland.These fun events for everyone in the community will give you access to tons of resources and information. Get help finding a job, reduce your energy bill, and meet local non-profits who offer programs for youth and families in your neighborhood.Tags: BEC, energy, climate change, newsby: ndcarter

September 8, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Goldstein reached out to the general public at Chico events such as Thursday Night Market; the homeowner workshops co-sponsored by North Valley Energy Watch and the Butte Environmental Council, nonprofits that put together tool-and-testing kits available through the Chico library; and meetings with business leaders.Molly Marcussen, a recent graduate of Chico State, began her CivicSpark fellowship this week, transitioning into City Hall as Goldstein transitions out. The two met in one of Marcussen’s classes last fall—Community Service Practice in Geography, taught by Sustainability Task Force chair Mark Stemen—but otherwise have not worked together.Tags: BEC, chico, water, news, energy, climate changeby: ndcarter

BEC News Interests

September 11, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The electric bus will be the first of its kind for the school district. Chrystal Ales, the air quality district administrator who’s overseen Chico’s grant, said CUSD’s aging transportation helped earn the grant. In demonstrating need, Ales explained, “they chose their oldest bus with the most miles on it. It was a 1987 diesel bus with over 400,000 miles.”Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

August 25, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:“Butte, one of the northernmost [State Water Project] water contractors, has long borne extraordinary risks and uncompensated costs as the host county of DWR’s Oroville facilities,” it reads. “Butte is the location of Lake Oroville, the SWP’s ‘crown jewel,’ as well as creeks, rivers and groundwater basins that provide the lifeblood for agriculture, the economy and the environment in the northern Sacramento Valley.”Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

August 1, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:"Oroville Dam may be facing a breach danger from a serious and a dangerous form of a slow motion failure mode of the left abutment of the dam," the report reads."Do not try to ignore persistent 'wet spots' in the nation's tallest embankment dam," Bea said to SFGATE. "Do not try to explain them away using 'trite explanations' like 'all dams have leaks' or 'it is a natural spring.' This dam is an extremely important part of our California water supply infrastructure system. If this dam failed catastrophically during high water in the reservoir, there would be significant deaths and injuries, loss of property and productivity, and damage to the environment."Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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