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NEWS: “Very Significant Risk” From Oroville Dam, San Diego Rips MWD, & More

Here are some great stories you might've missed this week! Make a donation here to continue to support our work!   Thank you to all who showed up at the Delta Stewardship Council meeting today. The room was too small to fit all the people attending to say no to amending the Delta Plan to incorporate the tunnels! We have been live-tweeting great comments from residents, check it out here on our Twitter feed.   Media alerts of interest:   Associated Press: California races nature, clock to make key dam repairs, Read here.  "Safety experts say there is no time for delay in a state plan to restore the 770-foot Oroville Dam, and they warn California would face a "very significant risk" [...]

April 22: March for Science in San Francisco or Sacramento!

Restore the Delta will be joining in to represent the Bay-Delta! Will you?   Federal science is what protects the San Francisco Bay-Delta! It is what we use in our daily messaging to reveal the injustices and over pumping by special interests. Please plan to join us, bring signs to represent the SF Bay-Delta communities and our support for scientists! Scroll down for printable 11 x 17 inch marching signs or to get ideas for your own positive sign!   SACRAMENTO Date and Time: Saturday, April 22 at 10 AM - 4 PM Location: Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814 Program on April 22: 10 am - 12pm : Pre-march program, at Southside park 12pm - begin marching to the Capitol [...]

Media Advisory: Delta Advocates to Oppose Delta Tunnels Motion at Delta Stewardship Council on Thursday

Media Advisory for Thursday, March 23, 2017 Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209479-2053, [email protected]   Delta Advocates to Oppose Delta Tunnels Motion at Delta Stewardship Council on Thursday   Who: The Delta Stewardship Council, Restore the Delta, concerned citizens   What: DSC meeting March 23 (meeting at 9 a.m. - pubic session begins at 10 a.m.)   Where: Brentwood Community Center, 708 3rd Street, Brentwood, CA 94513   Background The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) is considering a motion to amend the Delta Plan to automatically accept new conveyance (AKA the Delta Tunnels) into their master plan for the Delta, without proper public vetting. The motion will be Agenda item 11.   Delta advocates will attend the DSC meeting to [...]

Federal Scientists Find Delta Tunnels Plan Will Devastate Salmon

Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, 209-479-2053, [email protected] ICYMI - 3/21/17   Federal Scientists Find Delta Tunnels Plan Will Devastate Salmon   The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has released a draft biological opinion documenting the harm the tunnels would cause to salmon, steelhead, Delta and longfin smelt, other fish and wildlife species, and water quality.   Read FishSniffer article 3/20/17   View the draft biological opinion   Section focusing on the impacts on salmon and other fish species   Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director, Restore the Delta said:   “The scientists of the National Marine Fisheries Services use facts and data to guide their findings regarding the Delta Tunnels in the recently released Draft Biological Opinion.   “Restore the Delta and our coalition [...]

March 23: Defend the Delta from the Tunnels @ DSC Meeting Thursday!

The Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) has been attempting to pull a fast one on Delta area residents. They are considering a motion to amend the Delta Plan to automatically accept new conveyance, aka the Delta tunnels, into their master plan for the Delta, without proper public vetting.   We need you to attend the Delta Stewardship Council meeting on March 23, Thursday in Brentwood. The meeting starts at 9 am, but the public session is not scheduled to begin until 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at:   Brentwood Community Center, 708 3rd Street, Brentwood, CA 94513   The DSC has also been holding public scoping meetings on this measure; however, they have FAILED to notify the broader public [...]

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