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Join us on July 22nd for a rainwater catchment system workshop!

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Help the Water Warriors further beautify our area at Teichert Ponds on July 28th!

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Aug
Join us for our annual Kayaking Ed-Venture! Participants will spend the morning kayaking on the Feather River with experts and guides.

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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

July 2, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Putting environmentalists and residential well-users on equal footing with farmers, the Butte County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday (June 26) supporting the Butte Environmental Council’s involvement in groundwater management.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

June 11, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Scott Grist, who manages the event, believes in sustainability and uses this event to bring awareness to conscious thinking about environmental needs.
“We’re opening people up to the idea that we can use less fossil fuels and have a whole day live music festival powered by human effort,” Grist said.
The event is ran by volunteers giving in various ways including audience members signing up and powering the sound and instruments by pedaling stationary bicycles.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

June 11, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The festival uses a mobile sound stage powered by bicycles connected to a generator. All performances are free.
The idea is to promote sustainable transportation and less dependence on fossil fuels, while promoting talented local musicians.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

BEC News Interests

July 11, 2018

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  • "Late last month the city published a draft of its Storm Water Resource Plan for the Big Chico Creek and Little Chico Creek watersheds, which proposes several projects aimed at protecting local water, and is accepting comments on the plan until July 12." - ndcarter

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July 11, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:rather than have the ground mound upwards like it is now, the garden would be inverted ... it holds the water so it can slowly infiltrate back into the soil as the plants, mulch and soil naturally remove pollutants from the runoff.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

June 14, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:SGMA requires each Groundwater Sustainability Agency to consider the interests of all groundwater users in the basin, and diligent stakeholders who make certain that their interests are considered are likely to find themselves in a much better place on January 31, 2020 than those who sit on the sidelines and wait for the dust to settle.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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