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About the Big Chico Creek Watershed and the Alliance

Big Chico Creek begins its 45 mile journey from a series of springs on Colby Mountain.  It rushes, meanders, and pools through canyons, foothills and grasslands before meeting up with the Sacramento River.  People swim in it, Salmon swim in it, sycamore trees stabilize the creek banks, and oaks stand crooked and tall infiltrating rainfall.  The water that flows through Big Chico Creek and its tributaries is a culmination of the natural processes and human activities that occur throughout the entire watershed.

The Big Chico Creek Watershed Alliance has been in existence for 15 years, working to protect and restore the Big Chico Creek Watershed. The Alliance is actively involved in ecosystem restoration, advocacy, and environmental education.

What you can expect

  • Collaboration with agency and city personal, Alliance board members, and the community
  • A deeper understanding of creek function and watershed health
  • To write, create, learn, plant, tour, and participate
  • Start to finish project experience
  • An understanding of how a local non-profit is run
  • To organize and lead environmental education activities
  • And to gain real life experience!


This internship requires personal motivation, a passion for nature, and a can-do attitude.  Need a 3 or 6 month commitment working 10 hours a week.  Internships can be holistic in nature or project specific depending upon your interest and purpose.

The Alliance realizes everyone has a stake in the health of the watershed, and that it takes all skills and talents to protect it, so we welcome all majors to apply. 

Applications accepted on an on-going basis.

To Apply

Send a Cover Letter and Resume to Nani Teves at or mail it to P.O. Box 461, Chico, CA 95927.