Annie B’s Community Drive was again a significant success. The two-month donation window (August – September), ably administered by the North Valley Community Foundation, caused $7,520 (including a 6.5% match from corporate donors) into the coffers of Friends of Bidwell Park. Also, FOBP was awarded $6,385, a 90% match of its Annie B’s 2016 donations, …

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Perception Versus Reality

This article appeared originally in the Spring 2006 edition of the Sierra Club Yahi Group newsletter

Whenever you read any marketing literature about Chico, it always includes a prominent mention of Bidwell Park, frequently described as the “Crown Jewel of Chico.”

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By Josephine Guardino Have you ever stopped to wonder about the things that might change Bidwell Park? Or do we take this wonderful public resource for granted? The fact that this Park sits adjacent to a rapidly growing urban area should alert nature lovers that the impacts and potential threats to the ecosystem of this …

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John Dittes, July 2003 What Is A Weed? A tomato farmer may tell you it’s anything that’s not a tomato; a forester may tell you a weed is anything but a tree! Biologists will give you a different definition yet. From an ecological perspective, weeds are organisms (plants or animals) that share a set of …

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Philip A. Lydon January 1997 This article appears in the Park Watch Training Manual and is reproduced with the author’s permision Modesto Formation What: Soft sand, silt, and clay. Includes gravel derived mainly from Tuscan and Red Bluff Formations. Soils of Upper Member lack a B horizon. (If present, it would be marked by a …

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