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Bidwell Park & Chico Creeks Cleanup

31st Annual Bidwell Park and Chico Creeks Cleanup

Thank you to all 475 volunteers who came out in 2017. Together we removed 8 tons of waste!  

Click here to read an article about the 30th Cleanup by Paul Belz


                                                           September 15, 2018

9 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Big Chico Creek

Little Chico Creek

Lindo Channel

 Comanche Creek Greenway

                                                                        Teichert Ponds


Removing TONS of trash - "Litter" ally!!

Each year, Butte Environmental Council teams up with the City of Chico, Butte County, and the Great Sierra River Cleanup to pull TONS of trash and recyclables out of our creeks and beloved park. Trash in our creeks pollutes the water and damages habitat. We need your help!  Scrounge up your work clothes, grab your boots, water bottle, and your friends to join us for the Cleanup! A post-event Volunteer Appreciation BBQ will be held at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Both events are open to all ages. All Volunteers must sign a waiver and volunteers under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or guardian's signature. Must wear closed toed shoes to participate.


Interested in participating?

Pre-registered volunteers and Early birds will get a free t-shirt.  Specify your preferred shirt size on your registration!
All event participants must sign a waiver; youth under 18 require a parent or guardian's signature. Having waivers signed in advance (especially for teams) helps stream-line check-in.  

Remember to wear sun protection, long pants, and sturdy shoes. Bring gloves and a water bottle. Water stations will be available.



Volunteers can register as individuals (up to 5 vounteers), or as groups (6 volunteers or more). Register by August 17 in order to reserve a t-shirt.

Register By September 9 for early check in


Pre-regisrtation is no longer availble. Please show up at either check in location to volunteer. No pre-registration is required


Download Waiver Here

Waivers will be availble at both check in sites

Day of the Cleanup

~Pre-registered volunteers arrive at 8:30 A.M. at stated check-in with waivers signed. Register By September 9 for early check in.

~All other volunteers arrive at 9:00 A.M. at Hooker Oak Park or Annie K Bidwell Parlor check-in with waivers signed.

~Bring your friends and family, work clothes, boots, gloves and reusable water bottles.

~If you have participants under the age of 18 please go to the Hooker Oak Park check-in. 

~All participants must sign a waiver. If under 18, the waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian. 


Closed toed shoes are a must!!!

Download Waivers Here

After the Cleanup


Join us at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. after the Cleanup for a Volunteer Appreciation BBQ catered by Madison Bear Garden!

Food, music, games, and a drawing will be held as a thank-you from us to all of our amazing volunteers. Volunteers will receive an entry ticket for the BBQ when they check-in at the cleanup in the morning. 


Location: Sierra Nevada Hop Yard

Time: 1pm-3pm






All volunteers who ride their bikes to the BBQ will receive an extra drawing ticket! Ride your bike, help cut down on carbon emissions, and get an extra chance to win one of several cool prizes!




Become a Friend of the Cleanup! Donate today!

Click on the image or click hereto be directed to our online donation page. Your contribution will support the Cleanup effort this year to pull tons of trash from our beloved creeks and waterways!

Your donation dollars can go far. 

$5.00     A pair of gloves
$10.00   3 buckets OR a trash grabber
$16.00   $1 for every mile of creek
$32.00   Breakfast for 10 volunteers
$50.00   Sponsor a cleanup TEAM
$75.00   Appreciation lunch for 10 volunteers
$100.00 Coffee for 80 volunteers
$400.00 A 20yd waste bin for the day



How it works:
Follow the link. Donations of $50 or more can reserve an event t-shirt. Pay online with your credit card or checking account and BEC will receive your generous gift. Shirts can be picked up on the day of the event from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Hooker Oak check-in location or make other arrangements by calling (530) 891-6424

Thank you!



For questions about this event, contact the BEC office at 891-6424 for more info.  We look forward to seeing you!

Interested in sponsoring the 31st Annual Bidwell Park and Chico Creeks Cleanup?

Sponsorships help us publicize the event, engage volunteers and businesses and reward them with a BBQ lunch. You will have the satisfaction of helping protect our area’s most valued resources – Bidwell Park & our creeks! 

Your business name/logo will be included on all event publicity, the event T-Shirt, on our website and all social media outreach.  We can display your company’s banner at the volunteer check-in tables on the day of the event and your business name will also be announced during the drawing at our picnic BBQ to be held at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.  

We welcome sponsorship at the following levels:

$1000+ Platinum Sponsor
$500 Gold Sponsor
$250 Silver Sponsor
$100 Green Sponsor

Your visible support at the event shows our community that you value BEC’s efforts to protect Butte County’s ecosystems and keep our communities thriving and healthy.  We would greatly appreciate your support and hope we have the opportunity to highlight your business at this year's event.

Contact BEC at (530) 891-6424 for more information on how your business can become a sponsor. 

We would like to thank our 2018 sponsors!


Platinum Sponsors  




Gold Sponsors:  


Silver Sponsors: 


Green Sponsors:

Mains'l ~ Six Degrees Coffee ~ ChicoBag ~ Tin Roof Bakery and Cafe ~ Upper Crust Bakery ~ Mim's Bakery ~ Chipotle ~ Raley's