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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.

 

Chico Parks and Greenways PALS Volunteer Calendar

The City of Chico, Parks Division is committed to helping ensure that volunteers have a rewarding and positive experience.  The PALS (Partners, Ambassadors, Leaders & Stewards) Volunteer Program has opportunities for you!.

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.

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.

Friday, September 21st (7 to 9 am) Verbena Fields Starthistle Removal

Pull out yellow starthistle (YST) for an hour or two from this city-owned greenway (East 1st Ave at Verbena) next to Lindo Channel. Every additional volunteer hour will result in several thousand fewer YST next year. Come and leave anytime. For more information, call Susan at (530) 321-3406.

Sunday, September 23rd (8 am) Oak Tree Watering in Upper Park

Volunteers are needed to help water the oak seedling plots that have been planted by dedicated volunteers.The watering will continue every Sunday all summer to keep the seedlings healthy and growing. See http://www.becnet.org/events/info-weekly-oak-watering for details If you would like more information about the oak restoration project please visit http://www.becnet.org/oak-restoration or contact
oaks@becnet.org or (530) 891- 6424

Thursday, September 27th (1 - 4 pm) Volunteer Thursdays! Volunteers will meet at the Woodland entrance parking lot (across from 977 Woodland Ave.) of the South 1 Mile Recreation Area of Bidwell Park. Activities can include; litter pick-up and removal of invasive vegetation. 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

 

Wednesday, September 26th (8 to 11 am) Comanche Creek Greenway

Meet at the gravel parking lot at East Park Ave at Midway. Projects may include weeding, trash pickup, tree pruning or trail maintenance. Wear closed-toe shoes. For more information, call Susan at (530) 321-3406. Activity sponsored by Friends of Comanche Creek Greenway.

 

Friday, September 28th (7 to 9 am) Verbena Fields Starthistle Removal

Pull out yellow starthistle for an hour or two from this city-owned greenway (East 1st Ave at Verbena) next to Lindo Channel. Every additional volunteer hour will result in several thousand fewer YST next year. Come and leave anytime. For more information, call Susan at (530) 321-3406.

Saturday, September 29 (9am - noon) Volunteer Saturdays! Volunteers will meet at the Bidwell Bowl/Children's Playground. Activities can include; litter pick-up and removal of invasive vegetation. 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

Sunday, September 30th (8 am) Oak Tree Watering in Upper Park

Volunteers are needed to help water the oak seedling plots that have been planted by dedicated volunteers.The watering will continue every Sunday all summer to keep the seedlings healthy and growing. See http://www.becnet.org/events/info-weekly-oak-watering for details If you would like more information about the oak restoration project please visit http://www.becnet.org/oak-restoration or contact
oaks@becnet.org or (530) 891- 6424

Thursday, October 4th (1 - 4 pm) Volunteer Thursdays! Volunteers will meet at the Woodland entrance parking lot (across from 977 Woodland Ave.) of the South 1 Mile Recreation Area of Bidwell Park. Activities can include; litter pick-up and removal of invasive vegetation. 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

Friday, October 5th (8 to 10 am) Verbena Fields Starthistle Removal

Pull out yellow starthistle (YST) for an hour or two from this city-owned greenway (East 1st Ave at Verbena) next to Lindo Channel. Every additional volunteer hour will result in several thousand fewer YST next year. Come and leave anytime. For more information, call Susan at (530) 321-3406.

Saturday, October 6th (9am - noon) Volunteer Saturdays! Volunteers will meet at the Woodland entrance parking lot (across from 977 Woodland Ave.) of the South 1 Mile Recreation Area of Bidwell Park. Activities can include; litter pick-up and removal of invasive vegetation. 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, October 11th (1 - 4 pm) Volunteer Thursdays! Volunteers will meet at the Woodland entrance parking lot (across from 977 Woodland Ave.) of the South 1 Mile Recreation Area of Bidwell Park. Activities can include; litter pick-up and removal of invasive vegetation. 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

Friday, October 12th (8 to 10 am) Verbena Fields Starthistle Removal

Pull out yellow starthistle (YST) for an hour or two from this city-owned greenway (East 1st Ave at Verbena) next to Lindo Channel. Every additional volunteer hour will result in several thousand fewer YST next year. Come and leave anytime. For more information, call Susan at (530) 321-3406.

Saturday, October 13th (9am - noon) Volunteer Saturdays! Volunteers will meet at the Woodland entrance parking lot (across from 977 Woodland Ave.) of the South 1 Mile Recreation Area of Bidwell Park. Activities can include; litter pick-up and removal of invasive vegetation. 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, October 13th (9 am-Noon) Water Quality Monitoring in Big Chico Creek. Join The Stream Team citizen scientists in conducting water quality assessments to track the health of Big Chico Creek. Meet at Five Mile Picnic Area Parking Lot (Centennial Way) at 9AM. Free, and training is provided. Wear shoes and clothes that can get wet. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call The Stream Team (530) 342-6620.

Thursday, October 18th (1 - 4 pm) Volunteer Thursdays! Volunteers will meet at the Woodland entrance parking lot (across from 977 Woodland Ave.) of the South 1 Mile Recreation Area of Bidwell Park. Activities can include; litter pick-up and removal of invasive vegetation. 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

Friday, October 19th (8 to 10 am) Verbena Fields Starthistle Removal

Pull out yellow starthistle (YST) for an hour or two from this city-owned greenway (East 1st Ave at Verbena) next to Lindo Channel. Every additional volunteer hour will result in several thousand fewer YST next year. Come and leave anytime. For more information, call Susan at (530) 321-3406.

Saturday, October 20th (9am - noon) Volunteer Saturdays! Volunteers will meet at the Woodland entrance parking lot (across from 977 Woodland Ave.) of the South 1 Mile Recreation Area of Bidwell Park. Activities can include; litter pick-up and removal of invasive vegetation. 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

Friday, October 26th (8 to 10 am) Verbena Fields Starthistle Removal

Pull out yellow starthistle (YST) for an hour or two from this city-owned greenway (East 1st Ave at Verbena) next to Lindo Channel. Every additional volunteer hour will result in several thousand fewer YST next year. Come and leave anytime. For more information, call Susan at (530) 321-3406.

 

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