Sign the Petition for San Joaquin River Salmon
San Francisco Baykeeper and The Bay Institute are cosponsoring a petition demanding a renegotiation of the San Joaquin Exchange Contract to help restore San Joaquin River Salmon.
“Each year, the federal government delivers up to 875,623 acre-feet to the Exchange Contractors. In some years, that is actually more than the entire natural flow of the San Joaquin River. Even in the driest years, deliveries to the Exchange Contractors are only reduced to 75 percent of the full amount, while other water districts are cut back much more.
“The destruction of the San Joaquin River; its intended restoration under the 2006 agreement; and the increasing effects of climate change, all make the terms of the Exchange Contract–signed in 1939 and seldom updated–woefully out of touch with reality.”
View the short video here and sign the petition.
Delta Stewardship Council’s “Science For Communities” Workshop
Thursday, October 6th, 2022 3-7pm
Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta
69 Big Break Rd, Oakley, CA 94561
This hybrid workshop will showcase collaborations formed between science and community partners on important Delta issues and include a plenary presentation, panel discussions, environmental justice community input board, tour of the grounds, and meet-and-greet networking event.
Our Delta Science Coordinator Spencer Fern will be on a panel with the State Water Board to talk about Harmful Algal Blooms, their effects on Delta waterways, and some of the findings from our pilot year of water quality testing.
Community-based organizations presenting include: California Indian Environmental Alliance, Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness, Sustain Our Abilities, Public Health Advocates, Restore the Delta, and Little Manila Rising.
The event is open to the public and free with registration. In-person attendance is limited and will be determined on a first-come-first-serve basis, so if you’d like to attend in-person, please register ASAP. You can register here.
This symposium, sponsored by Restore the Delta, will be led by panelists under 30. This event will cover various Environmental Justice related topics, such as climate change mitigation as opportunity, Harmful Algal Blooms, EJ communities, public access, cultural and historical resources, and water quality and how they fit in Delta planning. It is vital that we build a base on current issues at home and make sure that the next generation is involved in planning.
Meet the next generation of Delta leaders, and learn about their concerns for the Delta.
The two-day virtual event will take place on October 13th and 14th from 4pm to 8pm. Delta leaders over 30 are welcome to attend as observers, but participation is reserved for the next generation of Delta leaders. You can sign up at this link. We hope to see you there!
Day One: Thursday October 13, 2022, 4:00-8:00 PM
4:00-4:05 General Welcome
4:05-4:55 What is the Delta?
5:00-6:00 Panel One: Climate Change & Just Transition
6:00-6:55 Panel Two: Harmful Algal Blooms
Five Minute Music/Video Break
7:00-7:55 Panel Three: Sustainable Agriculture
7:55-8:00 Summary & 10/14 Highlights
Day Two: Friday October 14, 2022, 4:00-7:00PM
4:00-4:15 General Welcome & 10/13 recap
4:15-4:45 DSC Climate Adapts Presentation
4:50-5:55 Break Out Groups
1)Fisheries, Salinity & Public Process
2)Tribal & Historical Communities
Five Minute Music/Video Break
6:00-7:00 Break Out Groups
1) EJ Communities & Delta Planning
2) Public Access & Recreation Challenge
This event is made possible by our sponsors:
Become a sponsor today by sending us this form via email to [email protected] or mailed to 515 E Main St, Stockton, CA 95202.
Sponsor Levels:$500 – Acknowledgment in program
$1,000 – Acknowledgment in program, advertisement on website and social media
$2,500 – Acknowledgment in program, advertisement on website and social media, banner advertising during the live event
Friends, we need your help. 2022 has been action packed at Restore the Delta. In fact, we feel as if we have completed two years of work in half a year, and there is plenty more coming our way. Help us continue our fight. You can donate here.