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Grant will help with new Chico trees, management - Chico Enterprise-Record - 0 views

  • Bamlet said that the Butte Environmental Council has a grant that will let it plant roughly 100 trees this fall, so he’s waiting until those get in the ground before moving forward with the city’s batch.

Chico News & Review - BEC gets water nod - Downstroke - Local Stories - June 28, 2018 - 0 views

  • Putting environmentalists and residential well-users on equal footing with farmers, the Butte County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday (June 26) supporting the Butte Environmental Council’s involvement in groundwater management.

Bike pedaling volunteers power daylong music festival - Chico Enterprise-Record - 0 views

  • Scott Grist, who manages the event, believes in sustainability and uses this event to bring awareness to conscious thinking about environmental needs.

    “We’re opening people up to the idea that we can use less fossil fuels and have a whole day live music festival powered by human effort,” Grist said.

    The event is ran by volunteers giving in various ways including audience members signing up and powering the sound and instruments by pedaling stationary bicycles.


Bike-powered music festival Saturday in Chico - Chico Enterprise-Record - 0 views

  • The festival uses a mobile sound stage powered by bicycles connected to a generator. All performances are free.

    The idea is to promote sustainable transportation and less dependence on fossil fuels, while promoting talented local musicians.


Chico News & Review - Water worries - News - Local Stories - May 31, 2018 - 0 views

  • To her consternation, Strachan’s colleagues had declined to consider a resolution put forth by the Butte Environmental Council for the county to recognize BEC as a representative of groundwater interests. Supervisors previously passed a comparable resolution for an agricultural group.
  • Natalie Carter, BEC’s executive director, echoed Strachan’s perspective on equal representation.

    “Farmers say, ‘We represent domestic users—we have domestic wells,’ and they do, and they absolutely have a shared perspective in that,” Carter said. “They don’t want their domestic wells to go dry.

    “That’s not to say we shouldn’t have a voice for someone who is only a domestic well user and doesn’t have ties to the agricultural interests in this community, which are so valuable, but shouldn’t be the only voice at the table.”

    In seeking recognition from the county, BEC wants to become a—not the— representative for users of groundwater from shallow depths. That’s the connection BEC sees between advocacy for groundwater-dependent ecosystems and homeowners who depend on wells—and why Carter says it’s important for the county to recognize multiple constituencies.

    “[SGMA conveys] a 50-year horizon to sustainability,” she added. “The whole design is local control, and our local voices include a wide variety.”


39th annual Endangered Species Faire is Saturday at Bidwell Park - 1 views

    "If you've ever wondered what it would be like to talk to the animals like Dr. Doolittle did, you can satisfy your curiosity at the 39th annual Endangered Species Faire on Saturday.

    The free public event, hosted by the Butte Environmental Council will be held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cedar Grove in Bidwell Park. The event's theme is "Finned Migrations: Connecting Warming Oceans to Inland Streams."

    The Endangered Species Faire features education and activities sponsored by more than 30 school groups, government agencies, environmental organizations and community groups on a variety of environmental issues."

Plenty of things available to do this Saturday - 0 views

  • The Butte Environmental Council’s 39th annual Endangered Species Faire is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove in Bidwell Park. The event’s theme is “Finned Migrations: Connecting Warming Oceans to Inland Streams.”
    " The Butte Environmental Council's 39th annual Endangered Species Faire is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Grove in Bidwell Park. The event's theme is "Finned Migrations: Connecting Warming Oceans to Inland Streams." More than 30 school groups, government agencies, environmental organizations and community groups provide a variety of education and activities on environmental issues."

What's happening Sunday in the north valley - 0 views

  • Butte Environmental Council: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Earth Day Brunch to benefit Endangered Species Faire. $25 advance, $30 at door. Tickets 891-6424. Humboldt Community Garden, corner of Humboldt Road and El Monte in Chico.

Chicoans have Earth Day Brunch in an Effort to save Endangered Species - 0 views

  • The Butte Environmental Council organized a brunch in honor of Earth Day in Chico and all the proceeds helped an organization, aimed at educating people about endangered species.

Chico News & Review - Compassion above all else - Editorial - Opinions - March 29, 2018 - 0 views

  • Butte Environmental Council, which for decades has organized events to beautify our parks and waterways. During a cleanup in 2008, as the CN&R reported, BEC volunteers collected a whopping 10.5 tons of trash in five hours.
    Butte Environmental Council (BEC) is a community organization committed to protecting and defending environmental quality throughout Butte County. By regularly removing trash and recyclables that have found their way in to our urban creeks, parks and greenways BEC is helping to keep local water clean and safe, improving wildlife habitat and reducing human impacts on our environmental quality. Chico's urban waterways are heavily impacted by litter, illegal dumping, and creekside camping.

    BEC is committed to treating all members of our community with dignity and respect. We often remove materials left behind by those living along our creeks. Our non-confrontation policy asks our volunteers to avoid any interactions with those in the cleanup area besides inviting them to join us. In partnership with local law enforcement, we provide notice to camps in an effort to allow time for personal property to be removed. Usable items that are removed from our cleanup efforts are repurposed whenever possible to minimize what we send to the landfill.

    Our community cleanups have two goals: remove waste from our creeks, and build a community committed to healthy waterways.

Chico News & Review - Hitting streets, building roofs - News - Local Stories - February... - 0 views

  • Councilwoman Ann Schwab was concerned because the parcel in question is home to the Butte Environmental Council’s Humboldt Community Garden, which would have to move. As such, Schwab made a motion to accept the proposal with an amendment directing the city to help relocate the garden, if possible, which passed unanimously.

Shasta Environmental Alliance: Protecting Our Environment - - 0 views

  • Shasta Environmental Alliance will be featuring Natalie Carter, Executive Director of Butte Environmental Council (BEC) on Wednesday, January 24, 6 pm at Redding Public Library, 1100 Parkview Ave.

Fish and Game Commission hears grant requests - 0 views

  • The commissioners also heard grant request presentations from a variety of local organizations and events. Grant requests were heard from kids fishing events in Chico, Oroville, Gridley, and two kids events in Paradise. Additional applicants included the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife foundation, Butte Environmental Council, Chico State Research Foundation, North Valley Community Foundation, Gaines & Associates, Paradise Bow Hunters, and Troop 2 Boy Scouts. Final grant approvals and amounts will be given out at the commission’s Feb. 6 meeting in Chico.

Interest group being formed for Butte County oak ordinance - 0 views

  • The proposed oak woodland mitigation ordinance, created by the county, made its way through the first workshop of the Butte County Planning Commission last week.
  • Natalie Carter of Butte Environmental Council attended the workshop.

Chico News & Review - Enduring legacy - Sustainability - Green - December 28, 2017 - 0 views

  • So, when the Butte Environmental Council honored her Oct. 21 with its Lifetime Achievement Award (named after founding member and former Chico Mayor Michael McGinnis), the tribute recognized someone continuing to contribute, albeit less conspicuously.

    Executive Director Natalie Carter, in explaining how BEC’s board selected Dolan, said that “she’s been a champion for environmental issues for decades and has had a very powerful and strong voice in our community standing up for values that our members hold dear. We really couldn’t think of anybody better to recognize this year.”

    "Executive Director Natalie Carter, in explaining how BEC's board selected Dolan, said that "she's been a champion for environmental issues for decades and has had a very powerful and strong voice in our community standing up for values that our members hold dear. We really couldn't think of anybody better to recognize this year.""

City narrowing down top projects for state storm water grant - 0 views

  • The plan’s overall goal is to reduce pollutants and trash in Chico’s creeks and waterways, and improve upon the use of storm water as a resource.
  • Top projects will be decided upon by the Storm Water Resources Plan’s Technical Advisory Committee at its next public meeting, 1:30 p.m. Jan. 4 in the City Council Chambers.
  • The plan’s public meetings haven’t brought out crowds, but there has been a good representation of the organizations that have traditionally held an interest, like The Stream Team, Butte Environmental Council and Friends of Comanche Creek.

Chico News & Review - Seeds of tomorrow - Sustainability - Green - December 7, 2017 - 0 views

  • Dozens of the old oak trees have fallen at One-Mile Recreation Area in recent years, due to drought, heavy winds and rains, or just the fact that they were old and vulnerable to the elements. The rest of the park has seen its fair share of oaks crashing to the ground, too. City of Chico staff, Butte Environmental Council (BEC) and Chico Tree Advocates have joined forces to identify areas where the forest canopy needs a hand. (BEC organizes a similar project that focuses on oak restoration in Upper Park.)

Here are decorating tips to help you save money and energy this holiday season - 0 views

  • Bryce Goldstein, Butte Environmental Council energy conservation program coordinator, said it’s important to recycle old lights to keep valuable materials out of landfills.

Chico News & Review - It takes a village - Guest Comment - Opinions - November 30, 2017 - 0 views

  • Here in our backyard, Butte Environmental Council volunteers pulled 6.8 tons of trash out of our parks and waterways during a recent one-day cleanup.

Bidwell Park oaks get a helping hand - 0 views

  • Robert Dresden of Chico explains planting techniques Tuesday as Chico Tree Advocates, the Butte Environmental Council, the city and several volunteers prepare to plant valley oak acorns around the One-Mile Recreation Area in Bidwell Park.
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