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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.

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Illegal Dumping Pollution Water Quality

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.

These organizations came together to protect the water quality of Chico's creeks and streams. The project addressed urban runoff pollution issues in the area of Chico, California through a public awareness campaign and one-on-one outreach to potentially polluting businesses; establishing a volunteer monitoring program through which Chico citizens train in stream assessment; and an assessment of two types of Best Management Practices (BMPs) used to update the City's criteria for facility siting, design and maintenance.

Chico USA formed with funding from a grant under the Proposition 13 Watershed Protection Grant Program. Funding support was provided by the California Bay-Delta Program (CALFED), which has an objective to restore ecological health and improve water management by working with the community at a watershed level. The State Water Resources Control Board awarded the grant to the City of Chico, and BEC is proud to contribute by running the Hotline.

It is our responsibility to keep our local creeks and streams healthy, together.