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Watershed Program

BEC's Watershed Program seeks to protect and enhance the ecological integrity and economic vitality of watersheds throughout Butte County, with specific emphasis on watersheds not served by other programs or organizations.  In partnership with interested citizens, government agencies, landowners, and private enterprise, BEC works to foster watershed education, sustainable land management, and promote watersheds as an ecological planning unit that can positively guide local land-use planning.

Watershed Program Aspects

Creek Watch Hotline

Butte Environmental Council's creek watch hotline is now online! This digital tool will create an automated message which will be sent to public officials so they can easily proceed with a service request.

BEC hosts the Creek Watch Hotline (530) 891-6459, a telephone referral service that connects people with the appropriate public servants to report dumping or water quality issues.  You can also report impacts to urban creeks online, just click the relevant category above!  The Hotline is part of the Keep Chico Clean/Chico Urban Streams Alliance, a collaborative effort involving CALFED, the City of Chico, and Kennedy-Jenks Consultants.

BEC Ed-Ventures

BEC Ed-Ventures are educational adventures, as a part of the BEC Watershed Program, that center around learning about and gaining respect for the natural systems that support our lives and ecosystems.

Water Conservation Project

The Butte Environmental Council's Watershed Program works in collaboration with other local non-profit organizations such as Altacal Audubon Society and California Native Plant Society to conserve rain water, capture and reuse wastewater, and provide habitat for native wildlife to thrive.

Watershed Information and Education

Watersheds of Butte County

Sacramento River

Feather River - Middle Fork