BEC director departs

Carter led environmental watchdog group for three years

Natalie Carter has stepped down as executive director of the Butte Environmental Council, indicating she is taking on a new role at the Abbey of New Clairvaux, a BEC spokesman told the CN&R this week.

Carter (pictured) led the nonprofit environmental watchdog group for three years. She previously had served as general manager at the Chico Certified Farmers’ Market. Her exit came Saturday (May 4), following the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Faire, which was organized by BEC and held in Lower Bidwell Park.

The organization’s board of directors will decide what to do with the leadership position moving forward, said Craig Wilcox, BEC’s business manager.