Some Contra Costa County residents got an unexpected holiday gift— a beautiful calendar highlighting the county’s watersheds. Breathtaking photographs, a map showing area creeks, and tips for protecting water resources join important dates for creek meetings. All this thanks to—drum roll—county Public Works. Says senior engineering technician Ronnie Levin, “One of our requirements under the federal clean water program is public education. Tonya Redfield, one of our watershed planners, came up with the idea of sending a calendar to every resident in the unincorporated areas. It met all our needs for outreach.” The calendar was designed by graphic artists at Finger Art and Design, who obtained many of the photographs. “It was a lot of work, but we’d like to do it again,” Levin says. “We’ve gotten calls from a lot of happy people.” Over 46,000 calendars were mailed out. If you’d like a calendar, you can pick one up—while they last—at 255 Glacier Drive in Martinez.