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Volunteers Beautify Bidwell Park by Removing Tons of Trash

The Butte Environmental Council gets volunteers out in Bidwell Park every year at this time for the annual cleanup event.

Posted: Sep 15, 2018 10:06 PM
Updated: Sep 17, 2018 10:56 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Hundreds of volunteers showed up to Bidwell Park on Saturday, Sept. 15, to help make our world a little bit cleaner.

They gathered at two locations, Hooker Oak Park and the Annie K. Bidwell Parlor. From there they were sent to creeks throughout the city and picked up the trash they saw.

"Last year we pulled out eight tons of trash and this year we'll see how much we get," said Natalie Carter, executive director of the Butte Environmental Council. 

"We definitely encouraged folks not to just get the big stuff," she said. We try to focus on the tiny pieces of micro trash. Those tiny pieces of plastic can have a huge impact on wildlife." 

The volunteers received a nice lunch after the cleanup was over at noon. Madison Bear Garden provided free burgers. 

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