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State Parks cleans up Big Chico Creek along Bidwell Mansion

California State Parks crews are working to clean-up the Big Chico Creek habitat along Bidwell Mansion.

Posted: Oct 23, 2017 11:10 AM
Updated: Oct 24, 2017 1:32 PM

California State Parks crews are working to clean-up the Big Chico Creek habitat along Bidwell Mansion.


Crews are removing dead vegetation and pruning back trees and shrubs that are extending into the Sol-Wil-Le-No Avenue.


The creek-side clean-up is in effort to preserve and maintain the natural history that surrounds the mansion.

"With bidwell mansion we've got natural history and cultural history. It's a very diverse park and with the natural areas with the pairing areas along the mansion in Big Chico Creek we have to maintain it so that we can provide for the health of that," said Kirk Coon, State Park Ranger at Bidwell Mansion. 

Sol-Wil-Le-No Avenue is partially closed Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. 

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