Thursday: Water Rate Solutions for So. Cal

Dear Friends of Restore the Delta in the Central Basin Municipal Water District:   We are co-sponsoring along with the Southern California Watershed Alliance a screening of our documentary Over Troubled Waters (narrated by Ed Begley Jr.) along with a free Delta tasting (snacks) on Thursday at 6 pm in Bellflower. The event is free!   This is your chance to learn about Water Rate Solutions for Southern California and why the Delta Tunnels will be cost prohibitive for people in your community.   The event will be held at Ninos Latinos Unidos 9246 Alondra Blvd Bellflower, CA 90706   We look forward to seeing your there.   Best,   Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla Executive Director, Restore the Delta PDF Flyer.

The Delta is for the Birds – Upcoming Delta Birding Events!

Next week, visit us at the 20th Annual Sandhill Crane festival! Restore the Delta will be at the Exhibit Hall providing free campaign materials and information on the current status of the Delta Tunnels project.   Content below is from the Delta Protection Commission’s Weekly Happenings (Sign up for their weekly alerts here):   Over 2000 Species of Birds will visit the Delta via the Pacific Flyway this year.   Come celebrate their beauty and diversity at these Delta Birding Events:   The 20th Annual Sandhill Crane Festival – Lodi Each year thousands of visitors make their way to Lodi to experience one of nature’s greatest spectacles. For 20 years, Lodi’s Sandhill Crane Festival has celebrated the return of the cranes. [...]

Save the Delta: Join us at upcoming Run4Salmon events!

Dear friends,   Please join us in support of our partners, the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, at the Run4Salmon,  "a 300-mile trek that follows the historical journey of the salmon from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the Winnemem (McCloud River) to raise awareness about the policies threatening our waters, our fish, and indigenous lifeways. It’s a dire time in California for wild chinook salmon (Nur) – climate change, giant dam projects and draining rivers for Big Ag irrigation threaten the survival of the keystone keepers of our waters."    Join the movement to save the Delta and protect the people who depend on it! Restore the Delta plans to participate in the Communities and Issues forum tomorrow and the Benefit Concert Wednesday.  [...]

You're invited: The Delta Dream

Restore the Delta invites you our fund-raising event at the home of Alex and Faye Spanos in 2017!

Action Alert: Metropolitan Water District will be in Stockton!

Dear friends, This is a great opportunity for Delta residents to ask the major Delta tunnels proponent and Delta islands purchaser, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, tough questions! We encourage you to attend, see meeting details below.  Via the Delta Protection Commission:  The Delta Protection Commission will hold its next meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2016.   5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (end time is approximate) WorkNet Center, 2nd Floor 56 S. Lincoln Street, Stockton, CA 95203        Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board Chairman Randy Record will speak on the recent MWD purchase of Delta islands, and there will be a presentation on Blue-Green Algae. To download the agenda and other relevant documents, please click here or visit [...]

Bay Area Screening of Over Troubled Waters

Transition Berkeley Presents Film & Discussion: Save the Delta – Over Troubled Waters Thursday, August 4, 2016 (6:30 pm – refreshments, 7-9 pm – program) Join us for this visually rich documentary, “Over Troubled Waters,” the story of the battle being fought by the people of the Delta to protect the region they love and to encourage saner water policies for the Golden State and all the people of California. The evening will feature the controversial Delta Tunnels project. Our panel will include representatives from Restore the Delta and Sierra Club and Dr. Patty Oikawa, a UC Berkeley researcher investigating the climate benefits of Delta wetlands restoration.They are working furiously to save the Delta from the Tunnel project which will [...]

Schedule Change: Train the Water Advocate Courses for 6/23

Dear friends,  The start time for the following classes have been changed to take place 30 minutes earlier than the original time due to a scheduling conflict on June 23rd. The Delta Boat Tour will take place 30 minutes later than the original time.  Time changes have been made to the following classes on June 23rd and the Delta Boat Tour:  –  Legislative Update — Federal, State, and Local – 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm June 23rd only: Class start time changed to 3:30 pm – Organizing to Save the Delta, Stop the Tunnels in Your Local Community – 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm June 23rd only: Class start time changed to 4:30 pm  –  June 23 only: Informational Delta Boat Tour – [...]

Event Alert: Train the Water Advocate & Open House

Dear friends, Please join us for Restore the Delta’s 3-day open house and advocacy training! Participants have two options. Drop by at your convenience during the open house for an informal visit between the hours of 10:00 am to 7:00 pm from June 22 to June 24, or sign up for more formal classes below. Join us at the open house for supplies (yard signs, bumper stickers, handouts), for in-depth conversation, for music and art displays,and/or a simple visit to see where the work gets done OR join us in formal classes for training sessions on water and/or helping to organize in your community. June 22, 23, 24 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Location: 42 N. Sutter St, Stockton, CA 95202 Sign up for formal classes and a Delta boat tour. [...]

TODAY: 10,000+ Californians Oppose Delta Islands Purchase, Letters to be presented at Met So Cal Water District board meeting

MEDIA ADVISORY for Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 12 noon Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected] TODAY 10,000+ Californians Oppose Delta Islands Purchase Letters to be presented at Met So Cal Water District board meeting WHO: Restore the Delta Board Members WHAT: Presenting more than 10K letters and making statements WHERE: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board Chambers 700 Alameda Street, Los Angeles CA 90012 WHEN: 12 Noon, May 10, 2016 (Public comments just after Quorum call.) Watch letter submission via livestream here. Former State Assemblymember and president of Restore the Delta, Joan Buchanan said, “The Delta Islands purchase is a $175 million boondoggle for MET customers. The water rights attached to the islands do not allow transfers [...]

Action Alert: Committee Meeting on Delta Bills @ Capitol TOMORROW

Dear Friends, UPDATE 4/19/2016: Language issues cleared. We support both Frazier and Eggman’s bill! The Assembly Committee for Water, Parks and Wildlife will meet at 1:30 tomorrow at room 444 at the Capitol. They will be considering, Assemblymember Eggman’s bill, AB 1713, calling for a public vote for the Delta tunnels. They will also be considering, Assemblymember Frazier’s bill, AB 2583, calling for an update to the Delta Reform Act due to CA WaterFix not meeting the same criteria as was in the BDCP for habitat restoration, transparency, and financing. If you have time, please consider attending and expressing your support in the public comment period. Thank you, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla