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November 30, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The Resource Conservation District of Tehama County and Butte Environmental Council will host a Rainwater Catchment System workshop Saturday.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

November 26, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Butte Environmental Council said that groundwater contamination will likely not happen right away, but they do recommend getting it tested.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

November 26, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Interview With Natalie Carter: Upcoming Rain Poses Risk To Juvenile Salmon In Butte CreekTags: no_tagby: ndcarter

November 26, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:This program was done even as the Camp Fire continued to ravage the community of Paradise and surrounding towns. It was a panel of community leaders offering a variety of perspectives on what has happened and what can or will happen following this catastrophe. Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

October 23, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The Butte Environmental Council’s 43rd Anniversary Gala was held in the ARC Pavillion Saturday.
Within a hour of the event starting, the room was filled and the sounds of soulful alternative folk, thanks to the band Sunday Iris, welcomed members to their tables.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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