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27th Annual Endangered Species Faire Wrap Up - May 2006

The 27th ESF logo.

The 27th annual Butte Environmental Council Endangered Species Faire was another resounding success. Now the longest running environmental Faire in the country a great day was had by all. This year’s theme, Hidden Waters in Danger, reflected the growing threats to our incredible Tuscan aquifer underlying much of our North Valley.

As always the emphasis at the faire was to educate the public, especially youth, about our cool, clean, colorful North State. Dozens of environmental groups, schools, government agencies and friends filled Cedar Grove with lively booths full of information and From the Endangered Species Faire fun. Clean Chico Creeks Project had a hands on water display to demonstrate water pollution sources for the kids.

The day wouldn’t have been complete without “Wild Things,” bringing live animals for children and adults to marvel at. The food was yummy and abundant, massage and face painting were popular, and the music from our loyal local musicians was wonderful. It was a perfect May day in Bidwell Park under the towering oaks!

Butte Environmental Council thanks everyone for coming and special thanks to all those who helped and sponsored the event. We’ll see you next year!


(Below) A hands-on activity for kids at the US Fish & Wildlife Service booth, and up close and personal with local wildlife - from porcupines to turtles.