A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators, and friends of California State University, Chico
November 9, 2006 Volume 37 / Number 3


The Fourth Annual Littered Landscape
Photography Contest Winners

The winning photographs have been chosen for the Fourth Annual Littered Landscape Photography Contest. The annual event, sponsored by NorCal Waste Systems, Inc. and the Chico Enterprise-Record, aims to bring awareness to the local community about the widespread problem of illegal dumping in Butte County.

The first-place photograph, “Sullied Sunset,” was taken by Rachael Claflin. The image shows a setting sun filtering through the branches of an oak tree. A couch and ironing board are caught in the shadows. The photograph was shot on Old Humboldt Road.

The second-place photograph, “Clouds, Hills, Scrap Metal,” was taken by Zora Thomas. The photograph was taken by the Sycamore Channel near the end of Oleander Ave. and depicts two abandoned vehicles resting on top of a hill. The third-place photograph, “School Shootings,” was also shot by Rachael Claflin. The digitalized photograph depicts a rock wall, used tires, and an old-fashioned school desk with bullet holes. The litter is also on Old Humboldt Road.

Honorable Mentions were given to seven other entries: “Cycle’s End” by Rachael Claflin, “One Way” by Michele Wickham, “Covered Bridge Canyon View” by Phillip Wallick, “Untitled” by Sarah Shoaf, “Litter of Concow Road” by Skyler Lipski, “Horizontal Junker #2” by Zora Thomas, and “Trash Above Concow Reservoir” by Skyler Lipski.

The Littered Landscape will be on display in the Common Grounds Coffee Shop, located in the basement of the Bell Memorial Union on the CSU, Chico campus from Nov. 2 through Nov. 17. A public reception will be held on Nov. 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Contest winners will be awarded prizes during the reception.

The Fourth Annual Littered Landscape Photography Contest and Show is a creative means to bring awareness to the local community about illegal dumping in Butte County. The contest was open to all residents of Butte County. Entries were due on October 31. After being on display at the Common Grounds, the show will be moved to Moxie’s Café & Gallery from Nov. 17 through Nov. 27. The Littered Landscape will also be on display at the Butte County Administration Building, located at 25 County Center Drive in Oroville, from Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.

Illegal dumping continues to plague Butte County. In 2005, over $100,000 was spent to remove 100,000 cubic yards of litter, couches, refrigerators, and other trash from the roadways, valleys, and waterways in the county.

The Littered Landscape was organized by Nhu Huynh, Education Coordinator for the Associated Students Recycling Program. The event is put on by the AS Recycling Program and sponsored by NorCal Waste Systems, Inc., the Chico Enterprise-Record, Sierra Nevada Brewery, The Chico Paper Company, Greenfeet, and Moxie’s Café & Gallery.

For more information on how to report illegal dumping in Butte County, contact the Department of Public Works’ Illegal Dumping Hotline at (866) 369-DUMP or visit the Web site at www.buttecounty.net/publicworks/.

For more information, contact Robyn DiFalco, recycling coordinator at 898-5033, e-mail: asrecycle@csuchico.edu or Remi Lohse, public relations intern, at 898-5033, e-mail: mremilohse@yahoo.com

First Place “Sullied Sunset” by Rachael Claflin

Second Place “Clouds, Hills, Scrap Metal,” by Zora Thomas

Third Place “School Shootings” by Rachael Claflin

Honorable mention “Cycles End” by Rachael Claflin

Honorable Mention “Trash Above Concow” by Skyler Lipski

Honorable Mention “One Way” by Michele Wickham