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  • Restore the Delta asks for Governor’s Signature of… For Immediate Release: September 16, 2019 Contact:Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected] Stockton, CA – The politics surrounding SB1 are as murky as Delta water in late September. But there is a clear story illuminated by an article today by LA Time’s veteran Sacramento-observer George Skelton. Senate leader Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) has shown great courage in “standing ... Read More
  • Restore the Delta Releases New Report “Climate Equ… For Immediate Release: August 15, 2019 Contact:Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director, Restore the Delta 209-479-2053, [email protected] Stroshane, Policy Analyst, Restore the Delta [email protected] Stockton, CA – With Governor Brown’s Twin Delta Tunnels formally dead, Stockton-based Restore the Delta has released a new forward-looking report: “Climate Equity and Seismic Resilience for the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary.” The report gives a SF Bay-Delta Estuary ... Read More
  • ICYMI 7/12/19 – Trump Dismisses Federal Biologists… Administration Sidelines Federal Biologists Who Could Stand in Way of More Water for Calif. Farmers– KQED “After rushing forward on a plan to send more water to California’s Central Valley, the Trump Administration has unexpectedly hit the brakes and ordered the work already done by federal scientists to be completed by a different team. “Just days before ... Read More
  • URGENT: Call Governor Newsom NOW! Dear Restore the Delta Members,  Governor Newsom has released a statement saying he will veto SB1. We need you to call him today, and repeatedly, until further notice. It is time to let him know that you expect him to do the right thing for the Delta, and California’s water future. As LA Times columnist George Skelton summarizes in today’s ... Read More
  • Action Alert for SB1! Call now! SB1 Call Today – Keep at it through Friday!   Restore the Delta has confirmed that the problematic language interfering with Delta levee repairs has been removed from SB1. A new version of the bill can be found here. Language in the bill around the biological opinions has been made even clearer for new science to be considered for ... Read More
  • TAKE ACTION for Delta Species and Communities! Tel… Dear Restore the Delta Members — Westlands Water District, Metropolitan Water District, and the State Water Contractors are working to stop SB1 in favor of new Federal water rules for operating California’s water system in a way that would gut endangered species protections and allow for more Delta pumping. Endangered species protections, in addition to protecting salmon, other fisheries, ... Read More
  • SB1 Needed Time-Out As our followers know, Restore the Delta has been busy supporting SB 1 with protections for Delta species. And we continue to support these goals and the   full bill as it was initially written. However, there are new complications.  Parties with good intentions worked to add strong clean water rules, which we tend to favor as an organization. ... Read More
  • RTD Update: Taking Care of Business Edition It has been another busy day at Restore the Delta. These days, we are spending more time weighing in on processes that protect the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary than we are pushing a public message.  That’s because we are in the let’s-get-stuff-done phase of our work. But that doesn’t mean our followers shouldn’t be aware of our efforts.   Here ... Read More
  • Delta Flows: Learning from the Bullet Train Mess Happy Hot Monday! We hope everyone is staying hydrated and cool during our first heat wave of the season. As we scanned the news today this story jumped out as something for Delta activists to think about. This LA Times story is truly a heartbreaking cautionary tale about the impacts of large infrastructure projects on farming communities. High-speed rail ... Read More
  • 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. Read More
  • 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! Read More
  • Fourth Annual H2O Hackathon Challenges Students to… March 15, 2019 019-037: UPDATED H2O Hackathon Advance Contacts: Zack Johnson, (209) 468-4937; Stephen Callahan, (209) 468-9247; Bret States, (209) 468-4961 More students than ever will compete for prize-money totaling $11,000 to develop apps promoting dam safety. San Joaquin County students are back to focus their computer-coding and problem-solving skills on California water issues at ... Read More

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