Casa Bidwell cleanup

Joe Akers, maintenance chief with California State Parks, said he’ll give locals all the work they can stand if they attend a cleanup at Chico’s Bidwell Mansion Saturday (April 21).

For the second annual Earth Day event at the historic site, Akers said everyone (including kids whose parents sign a waiver) is welcome to help clean, plant plants and generally spruce up the grounds surrounding the home built by Chico’s founder.

The local effort is part of the 10th annual California State Parks Foundation’s Earth Day 2007 Restoration & Cleanup presented by PG&E. Dozens of events are happening throughout the state on Saturday. Check for other projects.

The Bidwell Mansion cleanup runs from 8 a.m. to noon.