The CCRCD addresses community water concerns and assesses needs and usage for disadvantaged communities.
The Contra Costa Resource Conservation District (CCRCD) in collaboration with Hyphae Design Lab, a local expert in public sanitation and ecological design, is completing a study of green infrastructure and urban greening in Bay Point. The study will assess existing public and open space facilities and develop a strategy to effectively meet the current and future needs of the Bay Point community.
The goal of the project is to better understand the city’s need for stormwater infrastructure and green spaces using data and public feedback, and propose a set of multi-benefit green infrastructure (GI) solutions to improve water quality/flood mitigation and incorporate vegetated buffers for air filtration and urban heat island improvements, with a focus on environmental justice (disadvantaged communites) and open space/transit access.
We propose two unique strategies to 1) build a coalition of community members and local stakeholders and 2) explore, prioritize, and design the addressable environmental justice issues and green infrastructure opportunities.
We welcome your feedback and involvement! You can fill out a survey and also sign up to get updates on the project, when we publish data and reports!
This project is a community participatory study initiated by the CCRCD, funded by the Prop 1 bond through CA Dept. of Water Resources and developed by hyphae design lab.
These are the videos and presentation from the first community Zoom meeting named "Bay Point Green Infrastructure & Urban Greening Webinar - June 15, 2022."
We aim to empower the communities of Bay Point, Pittsburg, and Antioch to voice water-related needs, assets, and priorities leading to projects that match each community's vision for the future.
East Contra Costa Water Needs Assessment
More than 150 residents of Bay Point, Pittsburg, and Antioch shared their insights at listening sessions or completed surveys. The needs assessment report is now complete and will soon be available on our website.
Tap Water Quality Testing
Many residents expressed doubts about the safety of tap water in their homes or were dissatisfied with tap water taste. In response, CCRCD is coordinating a Tap Water Quality Testing program.
Project Priorities and Funding Proposals
CCRCD is holding community workshops to prioritize implementation projects that address priority issues. These include trash reduction and upgrades to aging stormwater infrastructure, as well as urban greening and access to parks and trails.
The Mission of the Contra Costa Resource Conservation District is to Facilitate Conservation and Stewardship of the Natural Resources in Contra Costa County.