As a regional leader in natural resource protection efforts, The Stream Team has significantly improved locally-led dialogue and coordination toward greater conservation of natural resources in the North State. The Stream Team provides opportunities for citizens, schools and community organizations to participate in restoring stream-side habitats, monitoring water quality and implementing Low Impact Development (LID) strategies that reduce water quality impacts associated with storm water runoff pollution. Your support will help us: 1) maintain and replace water quality sampling equipment and supplies (calibration fluids), and laboratory costs; 2) provide supplies for Clean Water Science Ambassador Program in Butte County schools (native plants, rain gages, gloves, boots, field trips); 3) provide volunteer training and educational workshops; 4) support monthly water quality monitoring; 5) provide storm water education and outreach; and 6) prepare and manage water quality grants.
The Stream Team’s dedicated and highly trained volunteers contribute over 6K hours of community service annually, that is directly associated with protecting water quality in Butte County waterways. Most recent accomplishments include landing and managing three water quality protection grants in Butte County including: 1) Prop. 84 Storm Water Grant ($720K) to support the City of Chico in implementing storm water BMPs and demonstration projects to raise public awareness of what they can do to prevent storm water runoff pollution; 2) Drought Response and Education Outreach Program for Schools grant ($540K) to install storm water treatment gardens on nine CUSD campuses that not only prevent water pollution but also serve as outdoor classrooms for Clean Water Science Ambassadors at project schools; and 3) National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant to install storm water treatment gardens at the Thermalito Forebay and to implement a Clean Water Science Ambassador Program for Oroville schools.