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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

November 16, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The group started small in hopes of eventually making a large impact, initially choosing two areas of focus—Teichert Ponds, between Highway 32 and East 20th Street along Highway 99; and the area behind the CARD Center. The plan is to clear out invasive plants and replace them with native species.

The group is working toward its goal with the backing of a city program called Adopt a Spot, which encourages community involvement in the park by providing resources such as tools, volunteer help and a management plan.Water Warriors relies mostly on volunteers, donations and partnerships like the one with the city.In its short existence, the group is already making strides. The work behind the CARD Center in particular is visible and already paying off.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

November 7, 2017

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  • BEC's Executive Director, Natalie Carter and City Council Member Karl Ory present Jane Dolan with the 2017 Michael McGinnis Lifetime Achievement Award at BEC's 42nd Anniversary Gala on October 21, 2017. - ndcarter

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Lifetime achievementTags: no_tagby: ndcarter

November 3, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:From an acorn-planting program to a new fee, urban forest manager Richie Bamlet is moving forward with ideas on how to help Chico’s urban forest, which has suffered because of its age and lack of replacement trees, not to mention the city’s budget issues.For several years, the Butte Environmental Council has been conducting a oak regeneration program in upper Bidwell Park, he noted.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

BEC News Interests

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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