FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2018
Contra Costa County Flood Control District Hosts
Second Arundo Removal Event
Who: Contra Costa County Flood Control, Supervisor Candace Andersen, the Walnut Creek Watershed Council, and the Contra Costa Resource Conservation District
What: Cutting down and removing Arundo from a section of the San Ramon Creek in Danville
Where: Hap Magee Ranch Park, 1025 La Gonda Way, Danville, CA
When: Saturday, November 3 from 9am – Noon.
The most invasive weed endangering creeks throughout Contra Costa County is Arundo. It is a bamboo-looking plant that grows at a rapid rate and can take over native vegetation. Arundo can cause erosion and bank failures by encroaching on the waterway. It provides habitat for rodents, is a fire and flood hazard, and is very hard to remove and prevent re-establishment. Help remove this highly invasive plant and promote the restoration on native plants. To register for this event, please click here. Bring gloves, hat, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and water.
About Contra Costa County Public Works Department:
Contra Costa County Public Works Department (CCCPWD) maintains over 660 miles of roads, 150 miles of streams, channels and other drainage and over 200 County buildings throughout Contra Costa County. CCCPWD provides services such as Parks and Recreation, Sand Bag Distribution and Flood Control throughout unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County. For more information about CCCPWD, please visit us here.
Contact: Michelle Cordis, 925.374.2823 or Steve Padilla, 925.723.2382