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July 2018-- Save the Date! September 15 is the 31st Annual Bidwell Park and Chico Creeks Cleanup 

April 2018 -- Celebrate Earth Day with Brunch and Butte Environmental Council  

February 2018-- Calling All Artists!


September 2017 -- Volunteer at the 30th Annual Bidwell Park and Chico Creeks Cleanup

August 2017 --  Wine Tasting, Movie Matinee, and the 30th Annual Bidwell Parks and Chico Creeks Cleanup

June 2017 --  Support BEC TONIGHT at the TBar Takeover!

May 2017 --  Become a BEC Angel to win prizes!

May 2017 --  38th Annual Endangered Species Faire

April 2017 -- Happy Earth Week from BEC!

March 2017 -- GET YOUR TICKETS NOW: SPROUT n' SHOUT April 8th

February 2017 -- Share the LOVE, Give BEC

January 2017 -- Committed to the Environment Since 1975



December 2016 -- 'Tis the Season for Sustainability 

November 2016 -- Go Green and Give Back with BEC this Holiday Season 

October 2016 -- BEC's 41st Anniversary Gala

September 2016 -- #HeronThanks: Partnerships to be Proud of!

August 2016-- Come have FUN with BEC this month!

July 2016-- Stop Oil Trains Week of Action Starts Today!

June 2016-- Summer Heat Launches Start of Weekly Oak Waterings!

May 2016-- Endangered Species Faire Examines Species "Back from the Brink"

April 2016-- Chico Scrap Metal Hearing Thursday & More Trees get the Ax

March 2016 -- Local Legends booked for BEC Dinner on April 9

February 2016 -- Will you Speak up for Environmental Justice?

January 2016 -- Big News on the Horizon for BEC & more



December 2015 -- Lindo Channel Creek Cleanup & BEC Holiday Party

November 2015 -- High Noon for the Planet & Help the Oaks

October 2015 -- 40th Anniversary Gala and Local Fracking Achievements 

September 2015 -- And The Award Goes To...

August 2015 -- Bidwell Park and Chico Creeks Clean-up & BEC's 40th Anniversay Gala

July 2015 -- Important Hearings on Oaks, Pesticides, and Water Transfers

June 2015 -- Move the Junkyard, Energy Conservation Tips, 5K Chico Climate Challenge

May 2015 -- Love Your Mother, Tree Removals, Bill McKibben visits Chico

April 2015 -- Earth Day Opportunities, Record Drought, & Garden Fundraiser

March 2015 -- Hundreds More Tree Removals Proposed

February 2015 -- More Trees Get the Ax & Fracking Ban Next Week

January 2015 -- Stopping the Oroville Chainsaws & Our Year of Climate Action



December 2014 -- Giving Tuesday, California's New Groundwater Laws, and BEC Holiday Party

November 2014 -- Humboldt Road & Bidwell Park Tree Planting and Water in Paradise

October 2014 -- BEC Anniversary Gala, The Water Bond Forum, and Chico Tree Advocates

September 2014 -- Community Garden Harvest Festival & Bidwell Park Clean-Up

August 2014 -- "A Crack in the Climate" & Fracking Campaign

July 2014 -- Local Heroes & Oak Way Garden Community Grand Opening

June 2014 --

May 2014 -- Water Wise Workshops, RARE in the Classroom, and BEC Wine Tasting

April 2014 -- Groundwater Watch, RARE Team, and Fracking Ban Makes National News

March 2014 -- Rainwater Catchment for Schools & Anti- Fracking Rally in Sacramento

February 2014 -- Environmental Coalition Gathering & Timely and Timeless Water Conservation

January 2014 -- BEC's New Watershed Program & Oak Way Community Garden




December 2013 --

November 2013 -- Water Concert, Climate Action Planning, and An Appeal for the Trees 

October 2013 -- 38th Anniversary Gala, Whiskerman Concert, and Code Blue Solutions

September 2013 -- Bay Delta Citizen Action Training and Annie B Hanging Tough

August 2013 -- Bidwell Park Clean-Up, Bay Delta Public Briefing, and Sustainability Task Force

July 2013 -- Water Transfers Alert, Concow Reservoir, and Dioxin Meeting

June 2013 -- Get the Frack Out of CA, Grassroots Taking Action, and ...Now the Wine

May 2013 -- Til the Wells Run Dry and I Want to Be Elected

April 2013 -- Code Blue Activist Training, Earth Day, and Stream Team Turns 10

March 2013 -- Spring Cleaning, Coalition of the Awesome, and TWFS

February 2013 -- Countdown to Sustainability, Breaking More Bread, and Fracking Nonsense

January 2013 -- BEC's New Website and Water Ethics Forum



December 2012 -- Frack Attack and Here Comes the Snowgoose

November 2012 -- Procession of the Species and AquAlliance Conference

October 2012 -- Over Troubled Waters and the Helena Chemical Plant

September 2012 -- Birthday Bash, Community Superstars, and Prop. 37

August 2012 -- Rummage Sale, Wine Tasting, and Friends & Allies

July 2012 -- Fracking Ordinance and Feather River Clean-Up

June 2012 -- Zone of Confusion and Getting Involved with BEC

May 2012 -- Chico Bike Music Festival and Humboldt Gardens

April 2012 -- Earth Day Concert and the Environmental Footprint of War