Bay Point, Pittsburg, and Antioch

The CCRCD addresses community water concerns and assesses needs and usage for disadvantaged communities.

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Bay Point Urban Greening & GI Opportunities

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.

Community Meeting on June 15, 2022

These are the videos and presentation from the first community Zoom meeting named "Bay Point Green Infrastructure & Urban Greening Webinar - June 15, 2022."

Part 1: Learn About the Possibilities
Part 2:  Share Your Priorities

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.

Lisa Anich

WATERSHED CONSERVATION MANAGER
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Lisa Anich

Skills: Outreach, education, hydrology, monitoring, and data analysis.

Fun Fact: As the volunteer membership coordinator for Mount Diablo Interpretive Association, Lisa has sincerely thanked MDIA supporters almost 2,400 times since 2013.

Lisa Anich

Lisa moved to Contra Costa County in 1999 and has had the opportunity to work with the CCRCD-supported community groups in Marsh Creek, Kirker Creek, Mt Diablo Creek, Walnut Creek, Alhambra Creek and Pinole Creek Watersheds. She enjoys collaborations with students and interns, especially water quality monitoring projects, and has taught environmental education programs for The Lindsay Wildlife Experience and Contra Costa Water District.

Lisa also provides data analysis for Hydrocomp, Inc.’s streamflow forecasting model which helps agencies in California and the Pacific Northwest improve reservoir operations.

Lisa holds a B.S. in Geology and an M.S. in Water Resources Engineering from Stanford University.