There's a lot happening in the next two weeks for CAV!
- This Monday at 9:00 am meeting at 901 1st st Chico with Ruben Martinez and Dan Eseaff to discuss the budget for caper acres, namely what it costs to keep caper acres open and how many volunteer hours would be needed to offset the cost of paid employee hours so that trained staff could handle the more skilled tasks of maintaining Caper Acres and Bidwell Park. come out and be ready with questions and ideas to help.
- Then at 6:30 pm will be a meeting of the Bidwell Park and Playground Commission in the City Council Chambers, 411 Main St. Chico. Among the issues to be discussed will be whether to agendize the discussion of the option for a public/private non-profit partnership between the city and Caper Acres Volunteers. Public commentary is encouraged, please come out, show your support and be heard. If there is enough support from the community, we are sure to be able to move forward with plans to not only save Caper Acres, but help Bidwell Park return to its status as one of the best city parks in the nation.
- The next meeting of the Caper Acres Volunteers is Monday, September 9th at 6:30 pm at Faith Lutheran Church in the Parish Hall. If you're not able to get to either of the two meetings listed above, we will be giving a recap of them as well as using the information gained to begin planning a strategy for the future of Caper Acres.
If you're viewing this site then you, like us are interested in keeping Caper Acres in Bidwell Park an accessible and vital part of the Chico experience. Our goal is to help the City of Chico maintain and and manage Caper Acres so that it is open for at least 6 days a week. Earlier this year, The city was forced to close Caper Acres for most of the week and only open it on Fridays and weekends. Several concerned citizens of Chico have come together to find a solution to this problem and keep Caper Acres open during the week, allowing for maintenance closures one day a week.
If you are interested in learning more about our efforts and how you can help, fill out a contact form located on this site and we'll be in touch with you as soon as possible. In the mean time feel free to explore this site and learn more about the history of Caper Acres and its dedicated staff of volunteers.