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Our 30th Annual Bidwell Park and Creeks Cleanup is just around the corner! 

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Bidwell Park & Chico Creeks Cleanup

30th Annual Bidwell Park and Chico Creeks Cleanup


Saturday, September 16, 2017

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

Big Chico Creek

Little Chico Creek

Lindo Channel

Comanche Creek Greenway

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. 

You can pre-register, or just show up Saturday morning, September 16, 2017!

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 1:00PM to 3:00PM 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!! 


Interested in participating?

The more the merrier at our annual cleanups, we always say! If you would like to participate as an individual or as a family or friend group no larger than 6 people, please click the "Register Now" button and fill out the Google Form. Groups containing more than 6 people should use the "Register a Group" button below.

If you would like participate as a large group, maybe with your coworkers or Greek organization, please click the "Register a Group" button to be directed to the appropriate Google Form. We cannot wait to see you all!


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!

How it works:

Follow the link. You'll be asked to "Select an option," and you'll be presented with a drop down menu. Choose which level you'd like to donate & add it to your "Cart." Pay online with your debit or credit card and BEC will recieve 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 Neveada 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: 



Green Sponsors:

Mr. Kopy

Lundberg Family Farms