CCRCD Blogs

The CCRCD has created this blog page to share latest projects, news, insight, and other informative and interesting facts and events concerning the conservation of resources in Contra Costa County.

Agriculture Program Blogs

Water, Ponds, and Drought

Ben Weise

Agriculture Conservation Manager

Learn about how Contra Costa RCD partners with ranchers to combat drought and protect our natural resources. While we can't control drought or rainfall, we here at Contra Costa RCD can help improve the water holding capacity of these ponds, working to make sure that they last through summer and provide water for livestock and wildlife.

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Cover Cropping Opportunities

Ben Weise

Agriculture Conservation Manager

Since October 2020, we’ve listened to a number of agriculture professionals, research scientists, and a few farmers themselves talk about their vast knowledge of cover crops and specialty crops, their experiences with it, what to consider, what to avoid, and everything in between! In this article, we’ve collected all of these recordings for easy re

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EcoStewards Conservation Blogs

Nature Based Delta Solutions

Rachael Byrne

EcoStewards Conservation Technician

Because the Delta crosses multiple county lines, CCRCD works closely with both Yolo and Solano RCDs to restore habitat throughout the Delta. As one of the largest estuaries in the US, the Delta is an important habitat for fish, shorebirds, and other wildlife. All anadromous fish (those that migrate from freshwater where they hatch to the ocean wher

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Weed of the Month! - Stinkwort

Ben Weise

Agriculture Conservation Manager

Check back monthly as the EcoStewards blog about our "Weed of the Month", what we're seeing on the landscape, why we're managing it, and how you can help. This month, we focus on Stinkwort, Dittrichia graveolens, and we commonly see this weed in areas that have been recently disturbed, likely brought in accidentally by construction or other vehicle

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Native Weeds

Rachael Byrne

EcoStewards Conservation Technician

Check back monthly as the EcoStewards blog about our "Weed of the Month", what we're seeing on the landscape, why we're managing it, and how you can help. This month, we focus on two native plants know as weeds that you've likely seen before on roadsides are horseweed (Erigeron canadensis) and telegraph weed (Heterotheca grandiflora). Both are in t

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Battery Powered Tools

Rachael Byrne

EcoStewards Conservation Technician

If you’re annoyed by the occasional leaf blower noise in your neighborhood, consider how waterfowl react to a weed whacker running for hours in the Delta. With the support of the Contra CostaFish and Wildlife Committee, Contra Costa RCD (CCRCD) has invested inbattery-powered tools to reduce noise and air pollution.

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Watershed Conservation Blogs

Welcome to the Watershed Blog!

Lisa Damerel

Watershed Conservation Manager

Welcome to the CCRCD’s Watershed Program Blog! Here, we will let you know about upcoming events, and we’ll post watershed-related news, resources, and project updates. We’ll share images and ideas that inspire us to work hard every day to preserve

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