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Block Party with a Purpose

Butte Environmental Council and the City of Chico are pleased to announce the return of the Block Parties with a Purpose, a community cleanup program focusing on Chico's Urban Waterways: Little Chico Creek, Big Chico Creek, and Lindo Channel.

Our next Block Party:

May 11, 2019

          9 am - 12 pm  

         Meet at Bidwell Ave & Nord Ave

For more info

Please register here

How this project works: 

  • The City of Chico and Butte Environmental Council determine target problem areas within Chico’s waterways.
  • Neighborhood groups and community members are invited to help join the effort.  
  • Butte Environmental Council provides tools, dumpsters, and expertise.

A little background:

Over the years, our urban creeks have become choked with invasive plant species, and filled with increasing amounts of garbage. Invasive plant species out compete with beneficial native plants and provide fuel for fires, while excessive garbage pollutes the water and leaves neighborhoods looking neglected.

Tackling this problem is intimidating for everyone: neighbors, the city, businesses, and advocacy and environmental groups. But with combined efforts, and the right direction, urban waterways will once again be the beautiful, relaxing waypoints and healthy wildlife habitat corridors they once were.

The program started in the Fall of 2014 as a partnership between Butte Environmental Council, California Native Plant Society (CNPS) and City of Chico. The program now continues with funding from a grant from Waste Mangement and is bolstered by additional generous sponsors. These amazing contributions help empower and support those who care most to take action - the people living adjacent to urban streams.

2019 Sponsors



Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2019 Block Parties with a Purpose? Contact us at (530) 891-6424 or

Press Coverage:

KRCR News: 'Block Parties with a Purpose' target Chico's waterways
Action News Now: Environmental Council throws Block Party Cleanup
Chico Enterprise Record: Volunteers take part in chilly, post-New Year's cleanup of Big Chico Creek
Chico Enterprise Record: Neighbors needed for creek cleanups!

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