CHICO, Calif. - Each year the Butte Environmental Council teams up with the city of Chico and county to collect trash in the city's creeks and parks.
This year, the cleanup focused on Little Chico Creek, Big Chico Creek, The Lindo Channel, Lowe Bidwell Park and the Comanche Creek Greenway.
Hundreds of volunteers showed up and more businesses donated to the cleanup event than ever before.
"This year we have received a huge amount of support not only from our community but the businesses, "said Butte Environmental Watershed Coordinator, Angel Gomez, "We have received more sponsorships this year than we have in years past. People are really starting to take ownership of the creeks in Chico."
The trash collected will be sorted and picked up by Recology. According to Gomez, Butte County Public Works has paid for all the dumping fees.
A post-event barbecue was held afterward at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Volunteers received a free meal and one free beer for those of age.