City of Orland News & Events

Consumer Confidence Report is Released

The City's 2018 CCR is available for viewing. If you wish to have a hard copy, please contact Rebecca Pendergrass of the Public Works Department at (530) 865-1610 between the hours of 8AM to 5PM Monday thru Friday.

Visit Black Butte Lake

The Buckhorn Recreation Area has 22 campsites open right now on a first come first served basis. 

On April 1, all campsites in the Buckhorn Recreation Area and the Orland Buttes Campground opened for the 2016 season. Individual and Group campsites in both areas can be reserved in advance calling the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) at 10877-444-6777 or on the internet at .

The fee for a standard campsite at the Buckhorn campground is $20 per night, with the Buckhorn Group Campground available for $175 per night.  The fee for a standard campsite at the Orland Buttes campground is $18 per night, with the Orland Buttes Group Campground available for $100 per night.

Camping Fees are half price with a Senior or Access federal recreation pass.  For more information on the new senior or access federal recreation passes, go to

The Day Use Fee is $5 per day per vehicle for 2019.  Day Use is free with Senior and Disability Federal Passes.  If you have questions about or wish to purchase a Federal pass, please call or stop by the Park Office. 

For additional information call (530) 865-4781 or stop by the Black Butte Lake Park Office, located 8 miles west of Orland on Newville Road, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed during lunch.
Check out the Black Butte Lake website at Sacramento District > Locations > Sacramento District Parks > Black Butte Lake

Orland Introduces Feral Cat Program

Responding to numerous complaints in several neighborhoods about excessive numbers of unwanted cats causing disturbances, the City of Orland is partnering with Glenn County Animal Control and Burnham Veterinary Clinic in an effort to reduce the public nuisance of feral cats.

Effective immediately, the clinic will accept trapped feral cats from Orland residents who present evidence of City residency, pay a $5 co-pay, and attest that they do not know who owns the cat and that the cat is causing a neighborhood disturbance.

The veterinary clinic will scan each cat for microchips, evaluate for health and adoptability, and make a professional determination of proper disposition on a case by case basis.  The City will reimburse the clinic $20 for each cat processed. Press Release for more information


Smoke Free Recreation Areas Promote Health

Glenn County Public Health, tobacco education program, has released information on how Orland has established smoke free recreation areas and where you can enjoy those areas. According to a public health poll taken in August 2013, 89% of 162 individuals polled in Orland approve of the new rule restricting smoking in the parks.

City Projects

In support of the long range General Plan and Five-year Plan, the fiscal year 19/20 project objectives list is intended to establish focus areas for the City for the coming year. This list goes beyond normal operations to define projects that are desired by City Council, achievable within budget, and in alignment with longer term plans.

Proposed objectives are shown on a summarized one page document, in quadrant format:

  • The upper two quadrants represent relatively more urgent projects.
  • The left-hand two quadrants represent relatively more important objectives.
  • The result is the top-left quadrant indicates more important & more urgent projects, the bottom-right quadrant less so, respectively.
  • There is some attempt made to prioritize roughly within each category.

City Staff reports quarterly on its accomplishment of project objectives.


The Orland Center for the Arts & Gallery

Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Friday from 1 to 6 and Saturdays from noon to 6. Also check the Commission's, website for more information on the featured artists and programs offered by the Commission at the Gallery.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any Orland Art Center Commissioner:  Rae Turnbull, Mary Rose Kennedy, Steve Elliott, Jim Scribner, Jill Elliott, Mason Greeley and Patty Turnbull or City Council Liaison Bruce Roundy. The Commission meets the third Wednesday of each month (except July) at 7:00 p.m.

They are also looking for volunteers who are interested in being a docent during the art shows.  It is not a difficult job (no pay of course) and involves being in the gallery for 4 hours, talking with visitors and answering questions they may have.  You do not need to be an artist to be a docent, just have to be interested in the quality of life in Orland.  Please contact any of the commissioners to sign up. 

Events at the Gallery:

The Freehand Figure Drawing Sessions are held Monday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Orland Art Gallery on Fourth and Colusa Streets. Each session is $7.00 and is payable at the beginning of each session. This fee is to cover the cost of the model and contribute to facility maintenance. If you need more information please call Rae at 865-5920.

Mark the First Friday of every month to meet artists, nibble on appetizers and listen to the Gallery's baby grand. From 3PM to 7PM the artist or artists that are showing in the Gallery are present to answer any questions or receive comments you may have on their work.