Saturday, October 20th (1pm to 4pm)Comanche Creek Greenway-Volunteers will meet at the gravel parking lot at East Park Ave at Midway. Projects will include preparing the creek side area for November tree plantings. Wear closed-toe shoes. For directions or more information, call Janet at (530) 966-6861. Event sponsored by Friends of Comanche Creek Greenway.

Friday, October 12th (9am - noon) Volunteer Fridays! Volunteers will meet at the Caper Acres parking lot. Activities will include; litter pick-up. 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 info call Shelly at (530) 521-9012.

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

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.

Wednesday, October 10th (8 am to 11 am) Comanche Creek Greenway Volunteer will meet at the gravel parking lot at East Park Ave at Midway. Projects may include weeding, pruning, trash pickup or trail maintenance. Wear closed-toe shoes. For more information, call Susan at (530) 321-3406. Event sponsored by Friends of Comanche Creek Greenway.

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.

Friday, October 12th (9am - noon) Volunteer Fridays! Volunteers will meet at the Caper Acres parking lot. Activities will include; litter pick-up. 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 info call Shelly at (530) 521-9012.

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.

Sunday, October 14th (9 to 12pm) Sycamore Restoration Area, Invasive Weed Removal. Volunteers will meet in front of the Caper Acres playground entrance. Help remove weeds and learn plant identification at this wonderful restoration site along Big Chico Creek.Please wear long pants and study shoes. Bring water. Bring gloves if you have them. Hosted by Friends of Bidwell Park. For more information or directions call Heidi at (530) 526-5000.

Wednesday, October 17th (8 am to 11 am) Comanche Creek Greenway Volunteers will meet at the gravel parking lot at East Park Ave at Midway. Projects may include weeding, pruning, trash pickup or trail maintenance. Wear closed-toe shoes. For more information, call Susan at (530) 321-3406. Event sponsored by Friends of Comanche Creek Greenway.

Thursday, October 18th (8 am to 10 am) Native Plant Garden Work Day Volunteers will meet at the Chico Creek Nature Center in Lower Bidwell Park(1968 E. 8th St.). Bring water friendly shoes for pond weeding. Projects may include planting. Contact Ann at (530) 521-4402 for more information. Event sponsored by the Mt. Lassen Chapter, CA Native Plant Society.

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 infor, call Susan at (530) 321-3406

Friday, October 19th (9am - noon) Volunteer Fridays! Volunteers will meet at the Caper Acres parking lot. Activities will include; litter pick-up. 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 info call Shelly at (530) 521-9012.

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

Saturday, October 20th (1pm to 4pm)Comanche Creek Greenway-Volunteers will meet at the gravel parking lot at East Park Ave at Midway. Projects will include preparing the creek side area for November tree plantings. Wear closed-toe shoes. For directions or more information, call Janet at (530) 966-6861. Event sponsored by Friends of Comanche Creek Greenway.

Thursday, October 25th (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 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.

Friday, October 26th (9am - noon) Volunteer Fridays! Volunteers will meet at the Caper Acres parking lot. Activities will include; litter pick-up. 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 info call Shelly at (530) 521-9012.

Saturday, October 27th (9 am to noon) Make a Difference Day in Chico's Parks and Greenways!

Litter and invasive plant removal in Bidwell Park and Comanche Creek Greenway. Closed-toe shoes required. Tools and water provided, please bring your own water container. . PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED CLICK HERE. Under 18 needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian For more information, contact Shane @ 624-1102 or email shane.romain@chicoca.gov or go to CLICK HERE

Thursday, November 1st (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, November 2nd (9am - noon) Volunteer Fridays! Volunteers will meet at the Caper Acres parking lot. Activities will include; litter pick-up. 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 info call Shelly at (530) 521-9012.

Saturday, November 3rd (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, November 8th (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, November 9th (9am - noon) Volunteer Fridays! Volunteers will meet at the Caper Acres parking lot. Activities will include; litter pick-up. 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 info call Shelly at (530) 521-9012.

Saturday, November 10th (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, November 15th (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, November 16th (9am - noon) Volunteer Fridays! Volunteers will meet at the Caper Acres parking lot. Activities will include; litter pick-up. 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 info call Shelly at (530) 521-9012.

Saturday, November 17th (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

Sunday, November 18th (9 to 12pm) Sycamore Restoration Area, Invasive Weed Removal. Volunteers will meet in front of the Caper Acres playground entrance. Help remove weeds and learn plant identification at this wonderful restoration site along Big Chico Creek.Please wear long pants and study shoes. Bring water. Bring gloves if you have them. Hosted by Friends of Bidwell Park. For more information or directions call Heidi at (530) 526-5000.

Thursday, November 29th (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, November 30th (9am - noon) Volunteer Fridays! Volunteers will meet at the Caper Acres parking lot. Activities will include; litter pick-up. 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 info call Shelly at (530) 521-9012.

Saturday, December 1st (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

Sunday, Decemebr 2nd (9 to 12pm) Sycamore Restoration Area, Invasive Weed Removal. Volunteers will meet in front of the Caper Acres playground entrance. Help remove weeds and learn plant identification at this wonderful restoration site along Big Chico Creek.Please wear long pants and study shoes. Bring water. Bring gloves if you have them. Hosted by Friends of Bidwell Park. For more information or directions call Heidi at (530) 526-5000.

Thursday, December 6th (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, December 7th (9am - noon) Volunteer Fridays! Volunteers will meet at the Caper Acres parking lot. Activities will include; litter pick-up. 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 info call Shelly at (530) 521-9012.

Saturday, December 8th (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, December 13th (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, December 14th (9am - noon) Volunteer Fridays! Volunteers will meet at the Caper Acres parking lot. Activities will include; litter pick-up. 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 info call Shelly at (530) 521-9012.

Saturday, December 15th (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

 

 

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