Since 1976, Butte Environmental Council has been proud to protect the exceptional quality of life in the 1,670 square miles of Butte County. The cities of Chico, Oroville, Gridley, Biggs, and Paradise bring Butte County's population to over 190,000.
The community-based, nonprofit organization is managed by a board of directors, two staff members, interns and volunteers, and currently has 800 members.
BEC's goals as outlined in its mission statement include:
To encourage the preservation and conservation of the Earth's natural resources.
To foster increased public awareness of local, regional and statewide environmental issues through environmental education and advocacy.
To provide a central referral service for environmental organizations and the general public throughout Northern California.
To fund programs through membership dues, fundraising events, contracts, and community and business sponsorships.
For more information about BEC, visit www.becnet.org.