Events

HAS SILENT SPRING GROWN INTO A SILENT DELTA? Recognize Earth Day by Attending the Bay Area Rights of Nature Tribunal

MEDIA ADVISORY for April 30, 2016 Contact: Brian P. Smith, Restore the Delta (415) 320-9384, [email protected] Linda Sheehan, Earth Law Center (510) 219-7730, [email protected] Shannon Biggs, Movement Rights (415) 841-2998, [email protected] WHO: Bay Area Rights of Nature Alliance, Restore the Delta, Move to Amend   WHAT: Bay Area Rights of Nature Tribunal – San Francisco Bay-Delta   WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2016 (9:30 AM – 2 PM, with discussion until 3:30 PM)   WHERE: Nick Rodriguez Community Center, 213 F Street, Antioch, CA   “What would the San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem say?” is the question a panel of judges will consider at the Bay Area Rights of Nature Tribunal on April 30th. The San Francisco Bay-Delta lies polluted and suffering [...]

You're invited to the 1st Delta Tribunal!

Dear friends,  We are hosting the first ever Delta Tribunal with our partners in the Bay Area. The event is free and open to the public — we still have many seats left, RSVP today & for more details.  What would the Delta Say? Rights of Nature Tribunal at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center 213 F St. in Antioch, California Saturday, April 30th 9:30am – 3:30pm The Tribunal will address nature’s, community, and human rights violations specific to reduced flows in the Delta. It will particularly address the harm that the Governor’s proposed Delta Tunnels plan would do to those limited flows, as well as to the fish and Delta communities that depend on a healthy Bay-Delta Estuary. Tribunal witnesses and experts [...]

Delta Tunnels: Speak Up at Upcoming Meetings!

Dear friends,  We will be at two upcoming meetings this week regarding the Delta Tunnels. If you can make it, please join us in Contra Costa County and/or Santa Clara Valley to voice your opposition to the tunnels.  Also, don't miss a great article in the LA Times below!  What: CCWD Public Board Meeting When: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6:30 to 9:00 pm. (Come at 6:00 pm if you would like to organize with us prior to the meeting) Where: CCWD, 1331 Concord Ave., Concord The Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) Board of Directors will be reviewing the settlement agreement that they recently signed with the Delta Tunnels plan effort tomorrow evening. The settlement drops CCWD’s protest against the tunnels plan in exchange for a separate [...]

Ratepayers Warned to “Watch Your Wallets”

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 4, 2016 Contact: Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta, 209-479-2053, [email protected] DELTA TUNNELS Ratepayers Warned to “Watch Your Wallets” Joint Water District Meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2016 Stockton, CA – Today, Restore the Delta is sounding the alarm to all water ratepayers throughout California to be on guard for water rate and parcel tax increases to fund Governor Brown’s $15.5B Delta Tunnels proposal.   San Luis Delta-Mendota Water Authority (SLDMWA) is holding a joint meeting and workshop with members at the San Clara Valley Water District on April 7, 2016 in San Jose and the agenda includes reference to CA WaterFix (aka the Delta tunnels) being discussed as a closed session item at the end [...]

Two Upcoming Events on the Delta: In Case You Missed it!

Here are two upcoming events in the following weeks that both aim to uplift our cause. We hope you to see you at both or one of these events!  Saturday, April 23, 2016: Stockton Ports Game and Delta Awareness Night We will be releasing our first coloring book at the Stockton Ports game vs Inland Empire 66ers. The coloring book: Finding Primo (The Delta Smelt). Take part in a scavenger hunt and stay after the game for post-game fireworks! Tickets are $10 and only 100 are available — you must buy from Restore the Delta to have proceeds benefit our cause.  Location: 457 N Van Buren St, Stockton Time: 7:10 pm Buy your tickets now: http://restorethedelta.org/stockton-ports-fundraiser/ Saturday April 30, 2016: What would the [...]

Say No To Back Room Deals that Sell Out Delta Water Quality for the Region!

Dear Friends of Restore the Delta,   The Contra Costa Water District Board of Directors will soon be reviewing the settlement agreement that they recently signed with the Delta Tunnels plan effort. The settlement drops CCWD’s protest against the tunnels plan in exchange for a separate pipeline to deliver drinking water to its customers. We are urging all our area members to attend the meeting.   This may be your only opportunity to register a public comment on how you feel about CCWD's self-interested approach to secure a water supply at the expense of the community it serves.    What: CCWD Public Board Meeting When: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6:30 to 9:00 pm. (Come at 6:00 pm if you would [...]

SAVE THE DATE: California’s Proposed Delta Tunnels Case to be Heard

Contact: Bay Area Rights of Nature Alliance Shannon Biggs, Movement Rights (415) 841-2998 [email protected] Linda Sheehan, Earth Law Center (510) 219-7730 [email protected] Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Restore the Delta (209) 479-2053 [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21,2016   RSVP/Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/142378382819847/ BAY-DELTA TRIBUNAL PUTS STATE & NATIONAL LEGAL SYSTEM ON TRIAL California’s Proposed Delta Tunnels Case to be Heard   Antioch, CA – “What would the San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem say?” is the question a panel of judges will consider when examining a case brought before them in the first-ever Bay Area Rights of Nature Tribunal based on an international rights of nature tribunal held in Paris during the climate talks last December. It’s a question gaining ground as dozens of U.S. and international communities and [...]

Event Alert: Stop the Tunnels in Livermore, this Wednesday!

Dear Friends of Restore the Delta, The Zone 7 Water Agency is scheduled to vote to support the Delta tunnels project at a public meeting this Wednesday.  The vote centers around continued financial support. They need to hear from people who oppose the Delta Tunnels project! It is important for urban ratepayers and all of California to oppose this project. Zone 7 sells treated water primarily to four retail water agencies – the California Water Service Company, the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton, and the Dublin San Ramon Services District. Not only will the project result in higher water rates for residents being served by these water districts, but as a State Water Project contractor it is likely that they [...]

Silicon Valley friends, you're invited to our Meet & Greet in San Jose!

The Santa Clara Valley Water District, after firing their pro-tunnels CEO, is reconsidering the decision to support the tunnels plan. To get more background issue, read this recent article. We are holding a meet and greet on Thursday, February 11th from 3 to 6 pm in San Jose (see our flyer below). It will be a casual open house type event where you can drop by between the hours of 3 to 6 pm, have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and a snack, and talk with Restore the Delta staff about the real costs of the Delta tunnels project for Santa Clara Valley Water District rate payers. Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016 Location: The Farmer’s Union, [...]

Attend our Mardi Gras Benefit – Buy tickets by 1/30/2016!

Dear Friends,   Celebrate the Delta’s beauty and bounty in Mardi Gras style for a good cause! We are excited to invite you to our Mardi Gras Benefit on February 9, Tuesday at the Waterloo Gun & Boccee, 4343 N. Ashley Ln, CA.   Reserve your spot by January 30th *NEW DEADLINE*. No tickets will be sold at the door.   Cost: $45 per person   Sponsorship levels: $1,500 Gold Bead (8 tickets) $1,000 Purple Bead (6 tickets) $500 Green Bead (4 tickets) For more details, see our flyer below or here.