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Our mission is to save the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary for our children and future generations.

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  • DELTA TUNNELS: Agencies Should Dump Plan or Start … For Immediate Release: September 23, 2016   Contact: Robert Wright, Friends of the River, 916-442-3155 x207 Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected]   DELTA TUNNELS Agencies Should Dump Plan or Start Over President Obama’s environmental legacy at risk   Sacramento/Stockton/Washington, D.C. – A coalition of conservation, public interest, and fishing groups has sent a letter to the state and federal agencies overseeing the proposed ... Read More
  • Governor Brown Urges Water Board to Fast Track Riv… For Immediate Release: September 21, 2016 Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, Restore the Delta   GOVERNOR BROWN URGES WATER BOARD TO FAST TRACK RIVER FLOWS SETTLEMENT TO FILL THE DELTA TUNNELS: Additional river flows necessary to make Delta tunnels pencil out economically and environmentally Stockton – Today, Restore the Delta’s executive director Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla released the following statement in response to Governor ... Read More
  • Unreleased Economic Analysis Shows Delta Tunnels W… In case you missed it:The Associated Press, "California water tunnels would need US funding." Read the article here. Our press release below! AP Ellen Knickmeyer writes, "The findings counter longstanding state pledges that the local agencies that would get water from the tunnels would bear the full cost. Restore the Delta, a group opposing the project, obtained ... Read More
  • Save the Delta: Join us at upcoming Run4Salmon eve… Dear friends,   Please join us in support of our partners, the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, at the Run4Salmon,  "a 300-mile trek that follows the historical journey of the salmon from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the Winnemem (McCloud River) to raise awareness about the policies threatening our waters, our fish, and indigenous lifeways. It’s a dire time in ... Read More
  • Action Alert: Metropolitan Water District will be … Dear friends, This is a great opportunity for Delta residents to ask the major Delta tunnels proponent and Delta islands purchaser, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, tough questions! We encourage you to attend, see meeting details below.  Via the Delta Protection Commission:  The Delta Protection Commission will hold its next meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2016.   5:30 PM – 7:30 ... Read More
  • Delta Tunnels: Listen to Restore the Delta on KQED… In case you missed it… Restore the Delta was the only Bay-Delta voice on the 1-hour "KQED Forum." Special thanks to concerned supporters and Californians who called in to ask tough questions!  Link to listen: http://ww2.kqed.org/forum/2016/07/26/delta-tunnel-project-under-scrutiny-as-hearings-begin/ KQED Forum: Public hearings began Tuesday on Governor Jerry Brown’s $14.9 billion proposal to construct two 35 -mile tunnels below the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Supporters say ... Read More
  • Delta People Should Shut Up, Again by Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla and Tim Stroshane Restore the Delta   Remember back in May of 2015 when Jerry Brown suggested critics of his Delta Tunnels plan should “shut up?”   Well, now Californians for Water Security are also asking SF Bay-Delta activists to please shut up. That’s not surprising coming from an astroturf lobbying campaign, launched with the support of ... Read More
  • Should State Agencies Be Lobbying for the Delta Tu… A recent email forwarded from one of our supporters seemed innocuous enough. The subject line read: “Op-Ed: WaterFix provides solution to California’s water woes.” These kind of emails are shared every day by people who follow California water policy. What was strange about this email was the sender, a government agency. From: CALIFORNIA NATURAL RESOURCES AGENCY The ... Read More
  • Climate Change, California Water, and the Delta Tu… The Problem In California, drought is the new normal. Delta Tunnel proponents have tried to convince urban and agricultural water exporters that massive water deliveries will be available for capture and export to dry regions from big storm events. Just one problem with that plan. With less and less Sierra snowpack to melt, and fewer rainstorm events, there is ... Read More
  • Save the Delta: Join us at upcoming Run4Salmon eve… Dear friends,   Please join us in support of our partners, the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, at the Run4Salmon,  "a 300-mile trek that follows the historical journey of the salmon from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the Winnemem (McCloud River) to raise awareness about the policies threatening our waters, our fish, and indigenous lifeways. It’s a dire time in ... Read More
  • You’re invited: The Delta Dream Restore the Delta invites you our fund-raising event at the home of Alex and Faye Spanos on October 20th, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Read More
  • Action Alert: Metropolitan Water District will be … Dear friends, This is a great opportunity for Delta residents to ask the major Delta tunnels proponent and Delta islands purchaser, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, tough questions! We encourage you to attend, see meeting details below.  Via the Delta Protection Commission:  The Delta Protection Commission will hold its next meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2016.   5:30 PM – 7:30 ... Read More

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