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Oct

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

 

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Oct

Be apart of Make a Difference Day and help remove vegetation from Big Chico Creek!


                 

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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

October 3, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Each year the Butte Environmental Council teams up with the city of Chico and county to collect trash in the city's creeks and parks."This year we have received a huge amount of support not only from our community but the businesses, "said Butte Environmental Watershed Coordinator, Angel Gomez, "We have received more sponsorships this year than we have in years past. People are really starting to take ownership of the creeks in Chico." Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

September 28, 2017

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Organizations participating in the Community Grant Program raised more than $174,000 in August, and the city of Chico will contribute about $53,000 more to that total.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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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BEC News Interests

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

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

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