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HOW TO GET STARTED:

  1. Have a group of 10 or more? Please contact Shane Romain, Park Services Coordinator prior to the workday at (530) 896-7831 email:parkinfo@chicoca.gov
  2. Volunteers under 18 need to have a parent/guardian release form signed prior to work. Download: Volunteer Application
  3. Dress in layers for the weather and wear Closed-toed shoes; bring your own water bottle and work gloves if you have them.

 

City of Chico Parks and Greenways Volunteer Calendar

The City of Chico, Parks Division is committed to helping ensure that volunteers have a rewarding and positive experience during their volunteer work.  The Volunteer Program welcomes all members of the public. In addition to volunteering in Bidwell Park, the City also needs your help in our creeks, greenways and other specialty parks. Tools, instruction, and water is provided onsite—please bring your own water container.  

For more information, please contact Shane Romain, Park Services Coordinator at 530-896-7831 or via email at : parkinfo@chicoca.gov

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Calendar Updated Often. Please Check Back Frequently.

Heavy rain cancels events & this schedule may change --
Please check work site location the day of event. If there are 10 or more in your group, please call or email parkinfo@chicoca.gov in advance of work sessions.

Thursday, March 23 (1 - 4 pm) Volunteer Thursdays!

Volunteers will meet at the Woodland entrance (across from 977 Woodland Ave.) of the South 1 Mile Recreation Area of Bidwell Park. Activities can include; litter pick-up, removal of invasive vegetation, planting and much more! Please wear closed-toe shoes, bring a container for water, wear sunscreen and mosquito repellent as appropriate and bring gloves if possible. Long pants are recommended. For more information email parkinfo@chicoca.gov or call Shane at 624-1102

Saturday March 25th (9 am to noon) Comanche Creek Greenway

Volunteers can choose their project: weed the Greenway entrances, do trail maintenance, pick up trash, or work on the hedgerow drip irrigation. For more information, call Janet at (530) 966-6861. Sponsored by Friends of Comanche Creek Greenway and the Chico Park Division. Rain cancels.

 

Saturday, March 25 (10 am - 3 pm) Bidwell Park Cleanup!

Volunteers will meet at the Horseshoe Lake parking lot anytime between 10 am and 3 pm to sign in, pick up supplies if needed and head out to remove litter from their favorite spots thoughout the park. Please wear closed-toe shoes, bring a container for water, wear sunscreen and mosquito repellent as appropriate and bring gloves if possible. Long pants are recommended. Contact Shelly @ 521-9012 for more information .

 

Thursday, March 30 (1 - 4 pm) Volunteer Thursdays!

Volunteers will meet at the Woodland entrance (across from 977 Woodland Ave.) of the South 1 Mile Recreation Area of Bidwell Park. Activities can include; litter pick-up, removal of invasive vegetation, planting and much more! Please wear closed-toe shoes, bring a container for water, wear sunscreen and mosquito repellent as appropriate and bring gloves if possible. Long pants are recommended. For more information email parkinfo@chicoca.gov or call Shane at 624-1102

Thursday, March 30 (6:30 - 8:30 pm) Spring Volunteer Orientation!

Interested Chicoans will meet at the City Council Chambers at 412 Main Street.

Information will be provided about the volunteer program and how to get involved. The ParksDivision partners with several organizations such as The Friends of Bidwell Park, The Friends of Comanche Creek Greenway, Chico Velo-Trailworks, The Stream Team, California Native Plant Society, Butte Environmental Council, CSUC and others to collaboratively care for our parksand greenways. Learn how to get involved!

Email parkinfo@chicoca.gov for more information.

Saturday, April 1 (9 am to 12 pm) Lindo Channel Clean up

Volunteers will meet at the corner of W. Lindo Ave. and Sequoyah Ave. Activities will include; litter pick-up, and painting over graffiti. Please wear closed-toe shoes, bring a container for water, wear sunscreen and mosquito repellent as appropriate and bring gloves if possible. Long pants are recommended. Contact Shelly @ 521-9012 or email parkinfo@chicoca.gov for more information.

Thursday, April 6 (1 - 4 pm) Volunteer Thursdays!

Volunteers will meet at the Woodland entrance (across from 977 Woodland Ave.) of the South 1 Mile Recreation Area of Bidwell Park. Activities can include; litter pick-up, removal of invasive vegetation, planting and much more! Please wear closed-toe shoes, bring a container for water, wear sunscreen and mosquito repellent as appropriate and bring gloves if possible. Long pants are recommended. For more information email parkinfo@chicoca.gov or call Shane at 624-1102

Saturday, April 8 (9 am to 12 pm) Volunteer Saturdays!

Volunteers will meet at the North (Vallombrosa side) 1 Mile Recreation Area parking lot near the restrooms in Bidwell Park. Activities can include; litter pick-up, removal of invasive vegetation, planting and much more! Please wear closed-toe shoes, bring a container for water, wear sunscreen and mosquito repellent as appropriate and bring gloves if possible. Long pants are recommended. For more information email parkinfo@chicoca.gov or call Shane at 624-1102

 

Please Check back, more dates to come.

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