North Richmond Watershed Connections Project

The North Richmond Watershed Connections (NRWC) project will implement a suite of urban greening projects in streets, parks, creek trails, and urban farm to enhance the health of San Pablo and Wildcat Creeks and respective watersheds while improving the North Richmond residents much needed access to local natural resources in a severely disadvantaged community. The project, an innovative collaboration between Contra Costa County’s Transportation Engineering and Watershed Programs and two local nonprofit organizations, The Watershed Project and Urban Tilth, will serve to create a healthy, walkable, green connection between San Pablo and Wildcat Creeks and benefit the health and water quality of the urban watersheds and creeks, enhance public green space, and increase walkability and neighborhood safety.

The North Richmond Watershed Connections project is based on a "Prop 1 - Urban Greening" grant of about $900,000 that was approved by the State Coastal Conservancy Board of Directors on August 22, 2019. It was awarded to Contra Costa County for the County’s Public Works Department/Watershed Program to implement this important Green infrastructure, urban greening, and resiliency project with its partners.
North Richmond Watershed Connection Project Poster
Design Plan of Urban Farm Rain Garden

For more information on the NRWC project, please contact John Steere, Watershed Management Planning Specialist- Contra Costa County Public Works Department Watershed Program.