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Bidwell Park & Chico Creeks Cleanup

30th Annual Bidwell Park and Chico Creeks Cleanup

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

Check back soon for more info on next years cleanup. 

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


2018 Date - TBD

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. 

Just show up Saturday morning! (2018 Date TBD)

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.

Pre-registered volunteers and Early birds will get a free t-shirt.  Specify your preferred shirt size on your registration!


After the Cleanup: From 12:30PM to 3:30PM All volunteers are invited to come hang and relax at a free BBQ lunch at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co

GROUPS:  Make it a fun day by inviting family, friends or coworkers to form a team!! 

         Download Waiver Here

Interested in participating?

Come to either check in location on Saturday [2018 Date TBD] at 9 am

Check in location:

Hooker Oak Park-Manzanita Ave

Annie K Bidwell Parlor- 10th and Salem


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. 


Download Waiver Here



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. You'll be asked what "Type of Donation", select "Friend of the Cleanup" in the drop down menu. Donations of $50 or more can reserve a event t shirt. Pay online with your credit card or checking account and BEC will receive your generous gift. 

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 30th 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 2017 sponsors!


Platinum Sponsors  

     Sierra Nevada Brewery Logo          

Gold Sponsors:  

              CARD Logo                  

Silver Sponsors: 

                              Justin's Bike Fund

Green Sponsors:

Mr. Kopy - Brooklyn Bridge Bagels - The Pageant Theatre - Raley's - Rental Guys - Upper Crust Bakery - Tin Roof - Six Degrees Coffee Service & Distribution