Candles in the Canyon 2012

Don't miss the ninth annual Candles in the Canyon fundraising event Saturday, May 12th, 2012 at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve.
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The Ninth Annual Candles in the Canyon is certain to be filled with a serenity that can only be found on a beautiful night in this majestic reserve. At this event, you can experience firsthand the treasures of our natural world.
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The BCCER has worked hard to preserve these lands, and this is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nature at its finest. Not only will you be exposed to the glorious night sky, but you will have the pleasure of the company of others who are all working towards a common goal of preservation. Music and laughter will fill the air this spring evening, and the event will overflow with activities and opportunities. Share a delicious dinner under the stars with us and participate in a silent auction.

This exhilarating evening moves beyond the efforts of the Reserve and reaches deep into the heart of the community. The student research program benefits from the community support generated by the event, allowing students to further develop their ecological projects as a part of their education. Some of these projects have had a real impact on our understanding of the ecology of our environment, from tracking owls in their natural habitat to listening to the sounds of the Reserve. The community’s third and fourth grade children also have a unique opportunity to gain a better understanding of their studies through the outdoor education program. Children participate in hands-on activities on the reserve and gain experiences found nowhere else. The BCCER elicits a sense of awe and reminds our community of the connection we share with the Earth.

The 9th Annual Candles in the Canyon promises to be a delightful evening. Not only is it an invaluable experience with nature but it offers the opportunity for supporters within the community to connect with each other. For those of us who are involved with the BCCER, this irresistible occasion allows us to give back to the community while establishing new friendships.

Our beautiful land has so much to offer. The extent to which the BCCER has influenced the lives of all who have experienced it is immeasurable. We would be honored to have you join us at Candles in the Canyon and experience a dazzling spring night on this remarkable Reserve.

If you would like to consider becoming a sponsor at this charitable event there are a number of sponsorship levels available:

  • Event Sponsorship (includes 2 tables for 8) - $5,000
  • Co-Sponsorship (includes table for 8) - $2,500
  • Table Sponsorship (8 people per table) - $850

To attend or become a sponsor of this prestigious event please contact our BCCER staff at  (530) 898-5010) or via email to Your ongoing support of this treasured piece of the Earth – where education meets the land – is greatly appreciated. See you soon under the stars!

Sponsors this year include:

California Olive Ranch logo

California Olive Ranch, Inc.
2675 Lone Tree Road
Oroville, CA  95965
(530) 846-8000

Now in its thirteenth year, California Olive Ranch has grown from a small business to become the largest producer of premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil in California. With a team of passionate and dedicated individuals, we are proud to be part of a California ranch legacy that dates back 300 years, to when the Spanish brought the first olive trees to California. By applying winemaking techniques and growing olive trees on trellises similar to grapevines, California Olive Ranch thus combines that time honored agrarian wisdom with the new science of sustainable growing. Our methods allow us to go from branch to bottle within four hours of harvest, allowing our ranches to produce America’s best tasting olive oil.

The Earl Foor Foundation
870 Manzanita Court, Suite A
Chico, CA 95926
The Foor Foundation was organized for the purpose of educating the people of California. Its aims are to provide education in the area of zero population growth and related environmental issues. Specifically, the Foor Foundation intends to educate the people of California on issues of over-use of natural resources, excessive pollution, lack of waste disposal, and related affects on the human population.
We would like to thank The Foor Foundation for its continued financial support of this conference.

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
1075 E 20th St
Chico, Ca 95928
(530) 893-3520

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., located in Chico, CA, is dedicated to making World-class beer while maintaining a triple bottom line—people, planet, profit.  At Sierra Nevada, sustainable business means recognizing the environmental impacts associated with our brewery operations and making a conscious effort to reduce that impact.  We are committed to leaving the smallest footprint possible without jeopardizing our high standards for quality.  We strive to maintain a healthy balance between artisan brewing, environmental stewardship, social equity and economic stability.

Co Sponsors this year include:

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Butte Creek Foundation
14916 Eagle Ridge Drive
Forest Ranch, CA 95942