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Why Join BEC?  Because we need you.

Become a BEC Member today and join the North Valley's leading environmental organization.  Join hundreds of your neighbors in Butte County and the surrounding region and add your voice of support to BEC's important work of protecting our local natural resources for future generations. 
BEC is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your membership donation is completely tax deductible.

Click here to JOIN or RENEW your BEC membership through our secure online donation page.

Help BEC Grow A Better Future
Clean air, productive land, and a well cared for watershed provide the basic roots we need for a healthy community. Since 1975 the Butte Environmental Council has been working to protect our environment and sustain our quality of life. In these times of economic hardship, BEC needs your support more than ever. Every little bit counts and if everyone gave a little, we could do a lot! BEC's dedicated volunteers and grassroots activists make your dollars go further.  Each dollar of your support is "multiplied" by the effective work of BEC’s dedicated volunteers. Please help us help the environment and grow a sustainable, vibrant community by donating today. Click here to check out the benefits of becoming a BEC member!
Membership Levels:
$20   Low Income Membership
$35   Individual Membership
$50   Basic Household Membership
$100   Sustaining Membership
How does your donation contribute to the BEC fund?
The Butte Environmental Council is our region’s local environmental advocate. Your support of BEC will ensure that your voice will be heard at public hearings where environmental and sustainability issues are up for debate.
  • Professional advocates watchdogging local government and giving the environment and you a seat at the table.
  • Educational forums and timely action alerts that inform concerned citizens about the issues and the opportunities and deadlines to influence local policy decisions.
  • Community programs like the Bidwell Park & Chico Creeks Cleanup and the Endangered Species Faire that engage the public in hands-on education and opportunities to make a difference.
What do you receive when you become a BEC member?
As a BEC member, you'll have the peace of mind knowing that you are committing to see change within your community. You'll know that your hard-earned dollars are put to work cleaning creeks to save our watersheds, teaching kids & adults about the importance of recycling and endangered species, and so much more. You'll also receive the following exclusives: 
  • Subscription to our bi-annual Membergram newsletter and our monthly digital newsletter, the Environmental Sentinel (E-Sentinel)
  • Eligibility to serve on BEC Committees or the Board of Directors
  • Ability to vote in our Board elections each June
  • An invitation to our Annual Member Meeting
  • Access to the BEC library containing various publications, books and videos
  • Donations of $100 or more receive a free BEC Klean Kanteen as a gift! Click here to donate. 

Become a BEC Angel

Help provide critical support to our work by becoming an Angel, or monthly donor. This reliable funding gives us the resources we need to engage in the ongoing battle to protect our environment. It also gives you the advantage of knowing that your membership is always current, and that we needn't bother you with wasted renewal mailings or other solicitations.  BEC has over 100 Angel members who give monthly or quarterly.  The importance of a monthly donation, no matter how small, can't be overstated. Our Angels keep the lights on and our monthly budget in the black. Angel donations are the heartwood of BEC's Tree of Life. 
Options for Angel Giving:
  • PayPal: Please click here to be taken to our PayPal donation page.
  • Credit card: Click here to make your Angel payment and be sure to change the Frequency to Monthly or Quarterly to become an Angel.
  • Automatic electronic deposit: This would require you to fill out and submit the Angel Sign-up Form (download here).  With this option, your donation will come out of your account automatically at the beginning of every month.
  • Bank-generated check: You can instruct your bank to automatically print and mail us a check monthly or quarterly.  Just call your bank to set this up and the checks will start arriving in our mailbox.


To become a BEC Angel, choose the option that best suits your situation if you have any questions, please contact Craig by email or by phone at 891-6424. 


gift of BEC membershipGift Memberships

Perfect for anyone who cares about protecting the environment! Your gift will help support BEC and advance all of our hard-hitting work to save the environment.
Your gift recipient will receive a year’s subscription to BEC's Membergram and our digital newsletter The Environmental Sentinel, which brings the latest, full-color news of our environmental campaigns and victories.
When you give this gift we'll send a personalized card or e-card to your gift recipient!

Click here to give a gift of Membership!