UCCE Contra Costa
Letter From Our Bay Area County Director
The vast California acreage burned in 2020 and the protracted smoky skies should signal state residents and officials to adapt to a new reality, reported Ezra David Romero on Capital Public Radio. The 4 million acres of wildland burned this year isn't...
Families participating in EFNEP report eating healthy on a budget and saving $44 per month, contributing to increased food security. The Issue Efforts to strengthen nutrition and food security is needed more than ever as families with young children...
Five of California's six largest fires have occurred in 2020, reported Julie Cart in CalMatters. “There is a collective sensation that we are reaching a tipping point,” said Lenya Quinn-Davidson, a fire specialist with the University of...
Participants commit to improving the safety of their landscape after receiving Cooperative Extension information about safely planting drought-tolerant plants, contributing to improved community health. The Issue Gardeners and homeowners have...
Three news articles over the last weekend shared comments from UC Agriculture and Natural Resource's experts about forest management practices that can help reduced the catastrophic wildfires being experiences in the West. Prescribed burns and...
Contra Costa County
2380 Bisso Lane, Ste. B
Concord, CA 94520-4829
Main Office: 925-608-6670
Master Gardeners: 925-608-6683
4-H Program: 925-608-6690
Director: Frank McPherson
Contra Costa Stories
Roughly 1 in 5 U.S. children have mental health problems, and only 20 percent to 25 percent receive treatment (CA Adolescent Health Collaborative, 2010). In the juvenile justice system, some studies report as many as two-thirds of adolescents have mental health disorders. Alameda County Probation's Camp Sweeney is an unlocked 24-hour facility serving boys aged 14 to 18 years. The teens at Camp Sweeney exhibit a range of maladaptive behaviors and have various physical and mental health needs, which should be treated as part of their rehabilitation.
Contra Costa Master Gardener Events
Calendar and Events
|Forest Stewardship workshop - Santa Cruz||9/21/2020|
|Open Garden Day & Plant Sale||11/7/2020|
|Forest Stewardship workshop - Mariposa||11/9/2020|