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25
Jun

Come out to Upper Bidwell Park and help us water oak seedlings!

 

25
Jun

Summer BEC Ed-venture for Kids (ages 7-12) is a fun filled day learning survival skills and local ecology

16
Sep

Save the Date!

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

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News Releases

2017

February 8, 2017 - Community Water Forum: H20 Origins

February 11, 2017 - Block Party With a Purpose

February 12, 2017 - Exploring Oak Woodlands

February 19, 2017 - Open House Garden Festival

February 23, 2017 - Kill-A-Watt Check Out Program

March 24, 2017 - Environmental Coalition Gathering

April 8, 2017 - Sprout n' Shout Fundraiser Dinner

 

2016

November 4, 2016 - Holiday Light Exchange

October 7, 2016 - 41st Anniversary Gala 

April 21, 2016 - 37th annual Endangered Species Faire Back from the Brink 

April 14, 2016 - Spring Water-Wise Habitat-Friendly Garden Tour

March 30, 2016 - Earth Day Movie Night to be Held at the Sierra Nevada Big Room 

March 24, 2016 - Block Parties Remove 9 tons of Debris from Chico Waterways

March 24, 2016 -Local Legends take Stage at Garden Party Fundraiser

March 9, 2016 - Environmental Coalition of Butte County will host a Community Gathering

February 25, 2016 - Citizen Science Outings--Exploration of the Feather River Watershed

February 22, 2016 - The Butte Environmental Council Announces New Executive Director

February 18, 2016 - Successful Block Party Removes 7.2 Tons of Debris from Little Chico Creek

February 6, 2016 - BEC Announced as Energy Upgrade California® Grant Award Winner

 

2015

November 4, 2015 - BEC Needs Help Turning Acorns to Oak Trees

October 29, 2015 - Block Parties with a Purpose

October 7, 2015 - Lifetime Achievements Awarded at 40th Anniversary Gala

September 3, 2015 - Bidwell Park and Chico Creek's Clean Up 

September 1, 2015 - Water Wise and Habitat Friendly Garden Tour in Chico

June 10, 2015 - Extreme Garden Makeover - Water Conservation Workshop

May 2, 2015 - 36th Annual Endangered Species Faire ~ Healthy Habitats

April 13, 2015 - Sierra Nevada, ChicoBag, Klean Kanteen, BEC Host Earth Day Movie Night

March 25, 2015 - 4th Annual Garden Party Fundraiser

March 23, 2015 - Citizen Science Outings

March 12, 2015 - Environmental Coalition Hosts 3rd Annual Community Gathering

February 14, 2015 - For Love of Bicycles

February 4, 2015 - Block Parties With a Purpose

January 28, 2015 - BEC announced as Energy Upgrade California® Grant Award Winner

 

2014

October 14, 2014 - A Bond, A Budget, and A Bill

October 10, 2014 - BEC Recognizes Lifetime Achievement 

October 8, 2014 - Block Parties with a Purpose

October 7, 2014 - Local Opposition to California’s Water Bond

September 20, 2014 - Bidwell Park and Chico Creeks Clean-Up 2014

July 24, 2014 - Grand Opening of the Oak Way Community Garden

May 28, 2014 - Bike-Powered Tunes to roll through Bidwell during Chico Bicycle Music Festival

April 23, 2014 - 35th Annual Endangered Species Faire – The Webs of Life

April 3, 2014 - ChicoBag Company and Klean Kanteen are proud to present Plastic Paradise

February 20, 2014 - Environmental Coalition to Host Second Annual Community Gathering

March 13, 2014 - BEC to Open New Community Garden in April

January 7, 2014 - BEC Announces new Watershed Program

 

2013

November 7, 2013 - Code Blue Series: Film Showing "Reading Water"

November 7, 2013 - Land-Air-Water Final Benefit Concert

November 1, 2013 - BEC & Oroville Community Group Launch Dioxin Awareness Campaign

October 22, 2013 - Land-Air-Water Benefit Concert #2

October 8, 2013 - BEC Recognizes Lifetime Achievement

September 24, 2013 - Chico Car Free Day

September 17, 2013 - Land-Air-Water Benefit Concert

September 12, 2013 - BEC Brings Back Valued Recycling and Rubbish Education Program - RARE

August 28, 2013 - Twin Tunnels Action Workshop

May 17, 2013 - Tunes, Tires to Roll Through Bidwell During Chico Bicycle Music Festival

April 24, 2013 - BEC Hosts 34th Annual Endangered Species Faire

April 15, 2013 - Earth Day Festivities, Family Fun to be had in Bidwell Park

March 28, 2013 - Water Activist Training

March 18, 2013 - Butte Environmental Council Kicks Off "Code Blue" Series

February 26, 2013 - Environmental Coalition to Host Community Gathering

February 21, 2013 - BEC and Other Groups Raise Concerns Over Proposed California Fracking Regulation

January 18, 2013 - Ethics and Water Issues Forum on February 5th

 

2012

October 22, 2012 - Over Troubled Waters Addresses Resource Issues In Local Screening

October 18, 2012 - Butte Environmental Council Awards Leaders of The Region

June 20, 2012 - BEC Public Forums on Butte County General Plan Amendments & Zoning Ordinance

January 24, 2012 - BEC would like your students to create their next 30-second Public Service Ad (PSA)!

 

2010

November 29, 2010 - BEC Files Legal Challenge to County Based on Deficiencies in General Plan 2030

October 27, 2010 - BEC Settles Suit With County Over Tuscan Aquifer Groundwater Study

September 28, 2010 - Rally to Increase Awareness for the Final Adoption of the Butte County General Plan 2030

August 9, 2010 - BEC Challenges Paradise Summit PUD

March 16, 2010 - Butte Environmental Council Wins Water Lawsuit

 

 

2008

June 12, 2008 - Agencies Sued to Protect Wetlands and Critical Habitat

May 21, 2008 - Ground Water Litigation Passes Major Hurdle

April 24, 2008 - GCID Lawsuit 'Memorandum of Points and Authorities'

April 7, 2008 - Plans To Use Aquifer As A Reservoir In Local Contracts

March 25, 2008 - Butte County Pursues Litigation

 

December 19, 2007 - Butte Environmental Council Challenges Glenn Colusa Irrigation District Again: Regional Ground Water at Risk

October 5, 2007 - CESHA Comments on Proposed New UC Merced Footprint

September 12, 2007 - Butte Environmental Council Seeks Court Involvement in Protecting Area Ground Water

July 13, 2007 - Court Issues a Preliminary Injunction against destruction of vernal pool habitat in the Sunrise Douglas area of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County

May 9, 2007 - Sacramento Valley Groundwater at Risk After Water Sellers Score Victory

April 25, 2007 - BEC Activist Jim Brobeck Honored With Earth Week Prize

 

 

2006

August 28, 2006 - Conservationists Challenge Inadequate Habitat Protection for Wetland Species and Habitats

March 29, 2006 - Conservation Organizations Challenge Failure to Protect Wetland Species and Habitat

March 7, 2006 - Vernal Pool Recovery Plan Completed

 

December 13, 2005 - Broad Coalition of Conservation Organizations Challenges Inadequate Habitat Protections for Wetland Species and Habitats

August 17, 2005 - NEW REPORT: 4 Million Californians Don't Have Access to Clean Water

August 11, 2005 - Interior Department Releases Critical Habitat Rule

July 1, 2005 - Press Release: Chico Urban Streams Alliance (Chico USA) Clean Creeks Project

May 9, 2005 - Butte Environmental Council has requested a stay of the Humboldt Road Burn Dump remediation

 

January 15, 2004 - Conservation Groups Sue Interior Department Over Decision to Eliminate One Million Acres of Habitat

April 30, 2003 - Service to Consider Listing Midvalley Fairy Shrimp

January 10, 2000 - Win for the Environment, Win for the Community

June 16, 1999 - Aerial Spray