As Giving Tuesday approaches, we remain committed to training the next generation to be the guardians of the San Francisco Bay Delta estuary. You can help acquire the resources and technology needed to continue this by watching the above video and donating today.
Through our Climate Water Advocate program, we have trained interns on water quality testing for Harmful Algal Blooms alongside scientists from Region 5 of the State Waterboards, how to present professional comments at government meetings, and how to create and deliver presentations on issues pertaining to the Delta. Two of our Climate Water Advocates were recently featured in San Francisco Estuary Magazine. You can watch their presentations here.
With the renewal of our grant from the James Irvine Foundation, we are excited to announce that we recruiting our new class of Climate Water Advocates!
Climate Water Advocate Interns complete 30 hours of in-depth training on California water policy, climate change, and all aspects of Delta management from water rights to history, to fishery science, to water quality needs and monitoring, to flood control. They use this initial training to conduct social media campaigns, to read and respond to state and federal management plans for the Delta, to prepare to address government agencies on Delta community concerns, and to engage in further training in water quality testing and data gathering. This is an entry-level professional position that requires good communication skills (written, verbal, and through technology), a desire to learn, and the opportunity to put knowledge gained into practical use in a variety of job skills. As advocates complete training, we help them find the niche that they want to work in (science, social science, policy, history, marketing, media) to advance the work of the organization. Those with interdisciplinary interests and skills thrive within the program.
This is a paid internship. Those interested can apply here.
We believe that the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary, its waters, its people, its fisheries and wildlife, are worthy of protection and restoration. Training the future generation of Delta protectors is important to our mission. This is what guides us daily.
You can help our program acquire much needed technology and other resources by donating here, or mailing a check along with this form to 515 E Main St, Stockton, CA 95202.
Your support of our work is the greatest validation we can receive.
Yours in service,
Restore the Delta