Action Alert

Ways to Get Involved: Volunteer, Intern, Attend our Membership Meeting

Save the date for our General Membership Meeting!  WHAT: Restore the Delta General Membership Meeting WHEN: April 30, 2015 6:00-8:00PM WHERE: Ambler's Club, 2000 N. Amblers Ln., Stockton, CA 95203 RSVP required: E-mail [email protected] or call (209) 475-9550 See flyer below or here for more details!      We're seeking interns and volunteers! The Delta is a public trust resource, but now, as the drought continues and worsens, we are dealing with direct attacks daily from special interests who want to continue draining and over pumping the Delta even more for their private gain. Our campaign is also growing rapidly as more Californians start to think about the Delta and water.  Help us sustain our grassroots campaign and expand our [...]

Restore the Delta is seeking interns and volunteers!

Are you interested in volunteering or interning? Do you want to get involved with our campaign to protect the SF Bay Delta? Apply to be a Delta Ambassador (click here) or apply to be a volunteer (click here to fill out application). Restore the Delta is seeking dedicated volunteers and interns (see our Delta Ambassador notice). We can help you achieve class credit if needed or community service hours! A stipend will be awarded to interns. Hours can be divided between working at home and working in our office. Students, retirees, anyone with commitment and dedication are welcomed to apply! We will reimburse for mileage and coffee/regular meals when traveling to help us. Our office hours are between 10:00 AM [...]

WILL YOU HELP DEFEND OUR NO TUNNELS CAMPAIGN? Restore the Delta is under attack by Gov. Brown’s pro-tunnels allies

(Photos below) About two months ago, a new group formed called Californians for Water Security. They are pro-tunnels, but hide that in a “fix our aging water system” wrapper. The group is run out of a Sacramento lobbying and campaign group. They are well funded, hired several PR professionals and recently started attacking Restore the Delta through a shadow site called Restore the Truth. They have posted one blog on a site owned by one of the PR professionals. They have called Restore the Delta an “AstroTurf” group, meaning a fake grassroots group. They say we support the “unsustainable status quo” in the Delta. We are asking that you show you are real and support Restore the Delta and oppose [...]

Action Alert: Calling Everybody who Cares about the Bay-Delta Estuary & the Public Trust

Restore the Delta has issued an urgent action alert calling everybody who cares about the Bay-Delta Estuary and the public trust to show up at the State Water Resources Control Board meeting at the Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, on Wednesday, February 18, as close to 8 am as possible to oppose the efforts by corporate agribusiness to override protections for California fisheries and to pump more Delta water for export. We understand that the Westlands Water District is organizing busloads of farmers and farmworkers to attend the State Water Resources Control Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 to demand that the State Water Resources Control Board abandons the few protections left in place to stop over pumping [...]

Action Alert: We Need You To Help Stop Westlands!

Dear RTD Supporters: We understand that the Westlands Water District is organizing busloads of farm workers and farmers to attend the State Water Resources Control Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. They intend to demand that the State Water Resources Control Board abandons the few protections left in place to stop over pumping of the Delta during the drought. What’s at stake? We are on the verge of losing Delta smelt, winter-run Chinook salmon, steelhead, and other Delta and coastal species. In addition, if any more pumping takes place beyond current minimal protection levels in the drought, water quality will deteriorate even more, which is bad news for Delta municipalities and farming communities. It is important that the State [...]

Action alert: Good news and bad news

 Action alert: The bad news — California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is holding a meeting on the installation of temporary emergency drought barriers across three channels in the Delta. We encourage you to attend!  DWR Drought Barrier Meeting Date: February 12, 2015 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Location: Clarksburg Community Church, 52910 Netherlands Ave., Clarksburg, CA 95612  Last month, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) submitted an application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking a programmatic permit to allow the installation of temporary, emergency drought barriers across three channels in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  The temporary rock barriers would be installed only in the event of drought conditions so severe that physical salinity control structures are needed to [...]

Action Alert: Thank Senator Boxer for taking a stand against harmful and secret negotiations involving California’s water issues and drought!

Dear Friends,  Please send a thank you letter, e-mail, tweet, and/or Facebook comment to Senator Barbara Boxer for taking a stand against harmful and secret negotiations involving California Water issues and drought. We need to let our legislators know when they make the right move. Below is our thank you letter to Senator Boxer, feel free to take the letter and modify it for your use.  Thank you for taking a stand against harmful and secret negotiations involving California’s water issues and drought! On behalf of the tens of thousands of Restore the Delta members, I want to express my sincere gratitude to you for taking a lead on strengthening transparency and restoring faith in leadership on California water issues in Congress.  We [...]

Event alert: Delta Community, Business Leaders to Sponsor H2O Hackathon – A Water Challenge 3/27/15 to 3/28/15

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 15, 2015 Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla 209/479-2053 [email protected]; Twitter: @RestoretheDelta; Delta Community, Business Leaders to Sponsor H2O Hackathon – A Water Challenge Identifying Sustainable Solutions Stockton, CA – iHUB San Joaquin in partnership with Restore the Delta, the Delta Coalition, Café Coop, the San Joaquin Partnership, the A.G. Spanos Companies and various Delta businesses announced today that they have joined together to sponsor a “H2O Hackathon: A Water Challenge” to identify sustainable solutions for water use. The event will take place March 27th and 28th. “The H2O Hackathon will recruit policy and technology experts on sustainable solutions to key water challenges California faces,” said Kathy Miller, Chair of the San [...]

Action Alert: Help us shore up the Senate!

Dear Friend, HR 5781 by Rep. Valadao passed the House of Representatives today. We need you to call your Senators and Pacific Northwest Senators now. It seems that we are going to have to rally one more time before the holidays. News reports and sources tell us that Senator Feinstein will insert language that will exacerbate over pumping the Delta into a Senate Appropriations bill this week as part of “drought relief” measures. In addition, we do not know if language from HR 5781 that will weaken Endangered Species Act protections and that will also increase pumping from the Delta will be added in to appropriations bill or other must pass legislation. What is at stake: the health of the [...]

Action Alert: Harm to the Delta now being pushed in Senate Appropriations Bill

Dear Friend, UPDATE: HR 5781 by Rep. Valadao passed the House of Representatives today. We need you to call your Senators and Pacific Northwest Senators now. It seems that we are going to have to rally one more time before the holidays. News reports and sources tell us that Senator Feinstein will insert language that will exacerbate over pumping the Delta into a Senate Appropriations bill this week as part of “drought relief” measures. In addition, we do not know if language from HR 5781 that will weaken Endangered Species Act protections and that will also increase pumping from the Delta will be added in to appropriations bill or other must pass legislation. What is at stake: the health of [...]