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September 23, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The event, hosted by the Butte Environmental Council (BEC), invited people from every walk of life, young and old, families and students, long time community members and those just passing through, to show love for the park by collecting and disposing of all the litter they could get their little hands on.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

September 17, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:They gathered at two locations, Hooker Oak Park and the Annie K. Bidwell Parlor. From there they were sent to creeks throughout the city and picked up the trash they saw.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

September 17, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:With buckets, gloves and trash pickers in hand, hundreds of volunteers set out to accomplish one task on SaturdayTags: no_tagby: ndcarter

September 6, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Stating opposition to the project or the EIR’s adequacy were representatives of Butte Environmental Council, AltaCal Audubon Society and recognized environmental advocates such as Stemen and John Merz, the latter of whom suggested lower-income housing be brought into the mix.
Many, such as Natalie Carter of BEC, encouraged the city to delay the project and require more studies on the project’s impact, including the protected species and property hydrology.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

August 30, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Research indicates that California has lost more than 90 percent of its wetlands due to impacts from population growth and agricultural development.

This is concerning to Carter, executive director of the Butte Environmental Council. “We have so little wild habitat left that every little bit matters,” she said. “The loss of habitat at all is a step in the wrong direction.”Stonegate would lie east and west of Bruce Road, between East 20th Street and the Skyway. The 313-acre project would bring just over 600 new housing units to Chico, ranging in size from apartments to 3,000-square-foot homes. Other elements include 3.5 acres of parks and 36.6 acres for commercial businesses.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

August 29, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Saying they felt public safety was a priority, Bidwell Park commissioners affirmed their commitment to getting emergency vehicles into upper ...Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

August 24, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Saturday morning, September 15th as the sun comes up, hundreds of community volunteers will gather in the parking lots of Hooker Oak Park and the Annie K Bidwell Parlor. Check-in stations and empty dumpsters will be waiting for volunteers to participate in the largest round up of trash and recyclables in Chico. In small groups, formed in advance or on the spot, volunteers will be supplied with trash bags, pickers, buckets, and coffee before they are sent out to clean every creek in Chico- in just over 3 hours! Hosted by Butte Environmental Council since 1988, this year will be the 31st annual Bidwell Park and Chico Creeks Cleanup.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

July 16, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Bamlet said that the Butte Environmental Council has a grant that will let it plant roughly 100 trees this fall, so he’s waiting until those get in the ground before moving forward with the city’s batch.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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