On-Going Tuesday Volleyball. Join Yahi Group members and friends for friendly, co-ed volleyball every Tuesday night at 7PM at the Chapman Center (corner of E. 16th Street and B Street in Chico). Cost: $4 per night. For those at the intermediate level with some volleyball experience. For more information, call Karen, 899-8305 or Betty, 345-7205.
Volunteer Trail Work in Bidwell Park. Volunteers are needed to work on trails or remove invasive plants. Various projects are scheduled almost every week. For more information, call Park volunteer coordinator Lise at 896-7831. Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
Saturday-Sunday, September 10-11 - Wade Lake Backpack (grade A, class 2) This backpack begins at Plumas Eureka State Park. The trail is three miles long, gaining a bit over 1,000 feet, to a sparkling blue tarn in a bowl of gorgeous granite walls. Swimming, day hiking, and photography possibilities surround you. Sunday we will drop down to see two very different lakes on our way out. The summer crowds should be gone and evening will bring a little chill. Bring backpacking essentials, swim suits, sturdy boots, food and water (a group water filter will be available at camp), and carpool $. Leader has some gear to loan. (Rain/snow cancels) Meet at Chico Park N Ride at 8:00 A.M. or Spring Valley School at 8:20 A.M. Must call leader in advance, John 872-8258
Sept. 17 - Park & Stream Clean up Help the Butte Environmental Council clean
up our beautiful park and the creeks that run through Chico. We have 2 check-in
stations. Meet at Hooker Oak Recreation Area on Manzanita near Vallombrosa Ave
for parks cleanup & corner of Humboldt & Park Ave (Wakefield Glass parking lot)
for the creeks cleanup. Families with children are encouraged to go to the park
cleanup & the creeks cleanup is more strenuous. Wear sturdy shoes, bring your
own gloves (some are provided) & water container. We provide bags, water, breakfast
snacks & will have a BBQ afterward (12:30ish) at Hooker Oak Park (where the
park site check in). Call (530) 891-6424 for more information, or email Maggib
AT becprotects.org (formatted to avoid being spammed!). We hope you'll join
us for this day of community action!
Saturday, Sept. 24 - Oroville's Salmon festival (educational) Meet at Chico's Park N Ride at 8 AM. Includes opening ceremony, Feather River Fish Hatchery tour, and Family Fun Day. Free shuttle between events, mostly free events. Bring own lunch and water or available for purchase. Bring cost of carpool. Dress in layers. Return time approx. 4:30 PM. Leader: Jeanne, 899-9980; Co-leaders: Michelle, 865-9491 and Annette, 872-3557.
Sunday, September 25 - Bike Ride to Chico Airport (grade 2, class A) Meet at 11AM at Chico Nut Company, Esplanade and East 11th Avenue (park on East 10th Avenue by Chico Nut Company parking lot). We'll take the nearby bike path to the Airport and Chico Air Museum. While eating lunch at closed Airport SubStation outdoor tables, we'll watch planes take off and land. After lunch we can visit the indoor and outdoor Air Museums. Round trip of 8 miles. Helmets required. Bring water and lunch. Rain cancels. Leader: Carla, 891-6977.
Friday-Sunday, September 30-October 1 - Pacific Crest Trail Maintenance (service) Volunteers will work on the Almanor RD of Lassen NF in the Domingo Springs area north of Hwy 36. Work will consist of tread and drainage maintenance and clearing of the trail corridor with potential for structure installation and maintenance. Volunteers may also potentially use tools specific to constructing timber structures. Meals, safety equipment, and training are provided. Accommodations: Car camping at a developed campground. Fitness Requirement: Intermediate. Volunteers will hike 1-4 miles to the project site each day. To sign up, get an application or learn about more volunteer opportunities, contact Merrit Hoeh at 916-285-1838 or email@example.com