E-Sentinel - May 2019

Benefit Concert for the Endangered Species Faire
Friday, May 3rd at the Chico Womens's Club

40th Annual Endangered Species Faire
Saturday, May 4th at Cedar Grove and the Chico Creek Nature Center

BECome a Friend of the Faire! 

Volunteers Needed!

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Serve on BEC's Board of Directors!

Join us Friday, May 3rd at the Chico Women's Club
to celebrate the
40th Annual Endangered Species Faire
LIVE performances by
Stevie Cook and Friends
Beyond The Pale
Earth Band
Alice Peake Experience

Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm
$10 in advance, $12 at the door
Tickets are available at becnet.org  or call 530-891-6424
Endangered Species Faire! 
Saturday, May 4th, 2019 10am - 4pm
Cedar Grove and the Chico Creek Nature Center

The Endangered Species Faire is one of the oldest and largest events in California dedicated to endangered species awareness. Every year BEC brings together students, community members, musicians, and organizations to learn about our environment. 

Our theme for 2019, "Ecosystem Earth" celebrates the interconnectedness of all life on earth while also emphasizing the global scale of our current climate crisis. 

The Faire is bigger than ever! Back at Cedar Grove, and the Chico Creek Nature Center with a second performance area! Join us for live music, stories, educational booths, a live animal show, and hundreds of local elementary students parading puppets of endangered species during the Procession of the Species!

Join us to celebrate four decades of the Endangered Species Faire!

We need YOUR help to make this possible

THIS Saturday May 4th, we will celebrate the Faire's 40th Anniversary in Cedar Grove, with two performance areas and FREE admission to the Chico Creek Nature Center. This is a FREE public event for all ages, with environmental education offered alongside live music, eco-entertainment, and a rescued animal show!

This year's theme "Ecosystem Earth" highlights the
interconnectedness of all life on Earth, and the global scale of our Climate Crisis.  Through action and awareness
of the earth's most sensitive environmental issues, we aim to protect and defend our endangered species, wildlife and land for future generations. We need YOUR help to make this possible.

We know that the Faire's hands-on learning experiences create cherished childhood memories. Your support can help bring these lasting memories to another generation of local youth.

The Endangered Species Faire  

The Procession of the Species is underway. The Procession takes place on the day of the faire involving approximately 400 children from local schools who have made papier-mâché puppets of endangered species.

The children learn about what threatens these animals' habitats and about environmental conservation efforts. Over a six week period, we work with students to help them create their puppets for the final event.

Block Party With A Purpose 
Saturday, May 11th
Let's Clean Little Chico Creek!

Over the years, the waterways have been contaminated with garbage and invasive plant species, which is not only a problem for the Chico residents but also wildlife and water quality.

Join BEC and your local community in an effort to clean up Chico's creeks at our next Block Party with a Purpose 

"The objective of cleaning is not just to clean, but to feel happiness living within that environment."
 - Marie Kondo

If you're interested in volunteering Visit our website

**Closed Toed Shoes Required**

Saturday, May 11th 
meet at the corner of Bidwell Ave and Nord Ave

For more information about upcoming local events please visit BEC's Environmental Events Calendar  Here  

Want to share your community event or resource email: staff@becnet.org

Do YOUR activism through BEC
Join the Board! - Apply by May 29

Looking for a way to lead your community toward sustainability, environmental quality, and cultivate a new generation on informed environmentalists? 

Board members have opportunities to understand and make a difference on local and regional issues that impact our air, water, land and people! 

Learn more about serving on the BEC Board of Directors at  becnet.org/about-us

Applications are DUE WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 at 5:00pm. 
Download the application  here .

Our annual Board of Directors election will be held in June.

BEC Members will be sent an electronic ballot to vote for the individuals that will help lead BEC in the future.