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We strive to protect the creeks and rivers of Contra Costa County watersheds and Bay and Delta waters by promoting public awareness of stormwater pollution prevention and supporting innovative approaches to meet State and Federal stormwater regulations.

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Composting is caring!💚💚💚

Have any leftover food from a summer party or picnic gone bad? Compost it!
Composting can be used to naturally provide nutrients in the yard or garden.

To learn more about composting in Contra Costa, visit the link in our bio.

#SustainEastBay #BayArea #SustainableCalifornia

Prevent plastic with your pup!🐾

Don’t forget to bring a reusable water bottle and bowl for you and your pup to hydrate on walks!

Shoutout to BayROC for this pawsome post!

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Interested in saving water and being entered to win a gift card? Join the Summer 2024 Water Savers Challenge and support Sustainable Contra Costa to collectively save 500,000 gallons of water by August 31.

Participants who help reach the goal will have a chance to win one of two $25 gift cards to Ace Hardware. Share this opportunity with friends and family to maximize impact.

Together, we can make a significant contribution to a sustainable future for Contra Costa.

Visit sustainablecoco.org to learn more.

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Here are some summer tips to keep your pets and the planet happy:

☀️Always bag and place pet waste in the trash to prevent bacteria from entering our waterways

☀️Wash your pets on the grass and use pesticide-free soaps to prevent any polluted runoff from going into our storm drains.

#ContraCostaPets #BayAreaPets #CaliforniaDogs #Sustainability

What’s that California native plant?…

It’s a purple owl’s clover!

Here are some facts about the purple owl’s clover:

🪻Doesn’t need water during the summer!

🪻Provides critical habitat for the threatened Bay Checkerspot butterfly

🪻Loves full sun

Photo from the California Native Plant Society

Our Summer Trash Monster Contest is Open for Entries!

Stay busy and creative this summer with the CCCWP challenge to monitor the trash you generate and turn your trash into art! How big or how small is your trash monster? Unleash your creativity and join the movement to keep our waterways clean.

🌟 Prizes: 1st Place: $100 gift card | 2nd Place: $50 gift card

📅 Deadline: September 15th

📋 Who Can Enter:
All Contra Costa County residents are welcome and 1st – 12th grade students of Contra Costa County are highly encouraged to participate.

🏆 How to Win:
🎨 Create an art piece using any media: paint, color pencils, digital media, or even dry trash! Write a short paragraph (2-4 sentences) explaining how your trash monster was formed and tell us your solution to conquer your trash monsters and help keep Contra Costa waterways clean.

Tip: You can submit more than one art piece if you`d like!

Visit our website for more details on how to submit your work: https://cccleanwater.org/residents-community/schools/trash-monster-contest-spring-2024/

The winning artwork will selected in the week of September 15

Sign up for our newsletter or join our social media accounts to stay up-to-date on contest news!

Let’s make art, not litter! 🖌️💧

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