Citizen Engagement Local Waterways
Executive Director, Butte Environmental Council
Watershed Program Coordinator, Butte Environmental Council
Butte Environmental Council (BEC) has been protecting and defending the natural resources of Butte County since 1975. In this presentation, the speakers talk about advocacy and direct action by volunteers to take care of the waterways in Butte County. For many years, BEC has organized twice-yearly cleanups that include Big Chico Creek, Little Chico Creek, and Lindo Channel; cleanup volunteers have removed literally tons of trash and recyclables over the years. The group has since added cleanups in specific Chico neighborhoods that border on waterways, called “Block Parties with a Purpose.” The volunteer-driven “Water Warriors” program is focused on restoration activities.
Recorded; March 16, 2018