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  • DELTA FLOWS 12/1/21: Ecosystem Restoration and De…
    by Tim Stroshane, Policy Analyst, Restore the Delta  Ecosystem RestorationWith comments due on the Delta Stewardship Council’s environmental impact report on the agency’s amendments to the Ecosystem Restoration chapter of the Delta Plan, let’s pause to recall why these amendments came before the public. When then-Governor Jerry Brown separated the two-bore Delta tunnels project from the Bay-Delta ...
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  • Introducing our new Delta Science Coordinator, Spe…
    Spencer Fern is the Delta Science Coordinator for Restore the Delta. Spencer was born and raised in Stockton and spent his childhood living alongside Smith Canal where his family would take a boat out and enjoy the water life. He was introduced to Restore the Delta in high school where he got to work with ...
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  • Today is Giving Tuesday. Can we count on your help…
    Dear Friends, Are you ready to change the course of Delta history?  We are. And we hope that you will join us on this journey in 2022.  2021 has been quite an extraordinary year at Restore the Delta.  We faced a year with extreme highs and lows – all to reach a place of greater stability and ...
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  • TODAY: An Opportunity to Comment on Redistricting …
    While redistricting in California is supposed to be led by impartial citizen committees, we hear stories daily about which consultant group from which political leaning is sticking his/her thumb into the redistricting process. It isn’t our issue, so we smile politely, nod, and get back to work. Except when weird things are happening for water representation. There ...
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  • Water Coalition Thanks Governor for Reviving Bay-D…
    For Immediate Release: 11/5/21 Contact:Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected] Sacramento, CA – A coalition of tribal, fishing, conservation, and environmental justice groups sent a letter to Governor Newsom late Thursday thanking him for abandoning the failed Voluntary Agreements process in the San Joaquin River watershed. The groups asked the governor to also end the Sacramento River voluntary agreement ...
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  • Update on CEQA and Budget Trailers
    Restore the Delta has been tracking what is happening in Sacramento with the aid of several partner organizations. Language and bills have evolved. Here is what we have learned. Thanks to leadership in both the State Assembly and Senate, they have curtailed the Newsom Administration’s efforts to loosen up CEQA requirements for Delta tunnel construction. We are ...
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  • Delta Flows: Monitoring for the Bay-Delta Estuary …
    Before we continue with the blog below, we want to thank our contributors who have helped us keep this vitally important work for the estuary going. This weekend is the 15th anniversary and start of the 16th year of work by Restore the Delta! If you have been busy this summer and unable to contribute to Our ...
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  • Drinking Water Week (Part 2): The Undead Policies …
    by Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla and Tim Stroshane These are the undead ideas of California “water policy” today: A Delta Conveyance Project. New Dams and Reservoir Storage. Voluntary Agreements. Such ideas are put forward by the water industry—and few others—as “solutions” to California’s seeming chronic shortage of water.  These ideas have been defeated time and time again (statewide elections, ...
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  • Drinking Water Week (Part 1): The Return of the Sa…
    By Tim Stroshane It is Drinking Water Week, according to the American Water Works Association and the Delta Stewardship Council. When not paying attention to the ever-present and necessary news about the novel coronavirus pandemic spreading COVID-19 disease, in the middle of March we began hearing about California re-entering drought. (Courthouse News Service and Los Angeles Times.) So this week ...
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  • Join us on 10/21 for a virtual Dine and Learn even…
    Join Restore the Delta’s first virtual session in our Dine & Learn series on October 21, 2021 at 6:00 PM.    Research is showing that, in order to avoid disruptive climate change, we need to capture carbon dioxide from large sources and from the atmosphere and store it thousands of feet underground.    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists, Briana ...
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  • Join us for An Evening with Mark Arax on September…
    This event is open to the public. RSVP required. Donation at the door welcomed. To RSVP, please email [email protected] or call (209) 475-9550.
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  • Halfway Home: Delta Communities Stronger Together …
    Join us on Wednesday May 29that Wine & Roses in Lodi, Ca. We will be honoring the Delta Working Teamfor their hard work and dedication to the Delta. Tickets are $80 for individuals and $150 for couples.Sponsorships available. Purchase tickets now!
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