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Bidwell Park & Chico Creeks Cleanup

Save the Date(s)! The 2020 Cleanup Will Be Held Saturday, Sept. 26th & Sunday, Sept. 27th.

Each year, Butte Environmental Council teams up with the City of Chico, Butte County, and the Great Sierra River Cleanup to organize over 500 community volunteers to remove TONS of trash, recyclables, and hazardous waste from our 
creeks and beloved park. This annual event, in its 33rd year, provides the opportunity for Butte County citizens to work together towards a common goals; protecting our shared natural spaces and waterways. Without regular removal of man-made waste and debris, the water quality of local creeks, channels and streams would be greatly impacts, negatively affecting the flora and fauna dependent on these riparian habitats.
Coming together in large numbers to participate in this level of community service has a profoundly positive impact on the personal connection and relationship to our natural spaces and increases our quality of life!

Curious about how much waste BEC has actually removed in 32 years? 

CLICK HERE to see our total numbers per year.

Spetember 2019 was one of our most impactful years yet, thanks to our 500+ volunteers and community supporters!

More About the 2019 Cleanup

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 Hooker Oak Park. Both events are open to all ages.
All event participants must sign a safety waiver on the day of; youth under 18 require a parent or guardian's signature. Registering here 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.

Day of the Cleanup

Please arrive at 9:00 AM at Hooker Oak Park to sign event waiver and start the check in process. Those who have pre-registered will skip the registration line and begin recieveing cleanup materials and t-shirts. Bring your friends and family, work clothes, boots, gloves and reusable water bottles.

After the Cleanup

Join us at Hooker Oak Park after the Cleanup for a Volunteer Appreciation BBQ catered by Madison Bear Garden!

Food, music, and games will be held as a thank-you from us to all of our amazing volunteers.


Become a Friend of the Cleanup!

Your contribution will support the Cleanup efforts this year to pull hundreds of pounds of trash from our beloved creeks and waterways!

Platinum Level Sponsors $1,000+:

Gold Level Sponsors $500+:

Silver Level Sponsors $250+:

Green Level Sponsors $50+:

Brooklyn Bagel Works - Sierra Central Credit Union - Grana - Six Degrees Coffee - Costco - New Earth Market