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City of Chico's Million Watt Challenge:

The City of Chico is challenging the community to join us in saving energy! The Million Watt Challenge is a community effort to reduce energy consumption by installing one million watts worth of energy-efficient LED lighting. Saving energy benefits everybody - using less power means a lower electric bill, lower carbon footprint, and cleaner air. Show us what actions you’ve taken to conserve energy by taking our survey, and get entered to win a GE Energy Star washing machine and other exciting prizes donated by our generous sponsors! Visit the Million Watt Challenge website to get started.



City of Chico community grant drive:

Donate to your favorite local charity! The City of Chico (COC) Community Grant Drive begins August 1st and will continue through August 31st. During the month of August, the community is encouraged to participate by donating to one of the organizations selected to participate in this year’s Chico Community Grant Program. Your donation is a “vote” for your favorite local charity. The more the charity receives in donations, the more the City of Chico grants to that organization from the $50,000 in grant funding that has been allocated by the City Council for community organizations. 100% of your donation will go directly to your selected charity along with an additional grant from the City. The list of organizations selected to participate, and ways to donate, are available at http://www.chicogrant.org.



Sycamore Pool now open:

The Sycamore Pool at the Bidwell Park One Mile Recreation Area is now open for summer. Lifeguards are on duty everyday (weather permitting), from 12:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m., except Thursdays. In addition the pool is scheduled for cleaning every other Thursday.. The One Mile concession stand is also open for business everyday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm until August 13, 2017.


Big Chico and Little Chico Creek Watersheds Storm Water Resource Plan

The City of Chico is pleased to announce the development of a partially grant-funded Storm Water Resources Plan (SWRP) for the Big Chico Creek and Little Chico Creek Watersheds. The purpose of the SWRP is to protect storm water quality by reducing pollutants and trash and to improve the use of storm water as a resource by “expediting” multi-benefit projects that can best meet the identified priorities for a watershed. Qualifying projects will provide benefits to water quality, water supply, flood management, the environment, public education, and jobs. Please visit the web page for more information.