Annual park and creeks cleanup

BEC hosts cleanup of Bidwell Park and Chico creeks

Butte Environmental Council (BEC), with the support of the city of Chico, is hosting its annual cleanup of Bidwell Park and Chico creeks on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Last year, more than 200 volunteers helped remove several tons of trash and recyclables from Bidwell Park, Little Chico Creek, Big Chico Creek, Sycamore Creek, Teichert Ponds and Lindo Channel, according to a BEC press release. Those interested in volunteering should meet at Hooker Oak Park (off Manzanita Avenue) at 9 a.m. with gloves, water, closed-toe shoes and long pants. A free lunch and raffle will be held at Hooker Oak Park following the cleanup.

Also, BEC is celebrating its 37th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. at the ARC Pavilion (2040 Park Ave.). Call BEC at 891-6424 or go to for more info on either event.