Here we track other processes and quality of life issues in the urban and rural Delta including, but not limited to:

• Flood Control

• Drinking Water Quality / Harmful Algal Blooms / E.coli issues

• Homeless Encampments on Waterways

• Abandoned Vessels

• California Fires

• Illegal Dumping

CalEPA Environmental Justice Enforcement Task Force’s Stockton Environmental Justice Initiative

Our goal is to provide comment letters to government agencies when needed with recommendations for problem solving and to engage the public in local and state management processes to improve the quality of life in the Delta and to protect the estuary for future generations.

One of the major projects we have worked on at Restore the Delta for over two years included bringing many local partners to the table with Cal EPA so they could develop the Stockton Environmental Justice Initiative.  We worked with Little Manila Rising, Fathers and Families of San Joaquin, the Pride Center for San Joaquin County, Faith In the Valley, Third City Coalition, Community Medical Centers, El Concilio, Catholic Charities, Delta-Sierra Chapter of the Sierra Club, Bye Bye Mattress, and others. 

This link is a wonderful story map put together by EPA that details the fruit of our collective efforts.  This effort has also expanded Restore the Delta’s mission to think about Delta environmental issues in terms of a healthy estuary and community, locally and regionally.

We are more proud of this work than anything else we have done because it is the basis for building better outcomes for Delta residents.  

Please look through the story map.  And please congratulate our partners and Cal EPA (along with us) as we celebrate our work.

Drinking Water Quality / Harmful Algal Blooms / E.coli Issues

Stockton Drinking Water Facts Sheet – State Water Resources Control Board

Do you wonder why your water may look brown or sometimes smell or taste bad? While it does not mean your water is unsafe, it can be unpleasant and difficult to drink. There are resources available in Stockton to address your concerns. The purpose of this fact sheet is to help answer commonly asked questions, identify resources, and learn about your drinking water.

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary Fact Sheet – Restore the Delta

Harmful Algal Blooms are proliferating in freshwater systems internationally, nationally, statewide, and locally here in the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary. Stockton, the Delta’s environmental justice and rural communities are ground zero for risk from health impacts associated with Harmful Algal blooms.

Harmful Algal Blooms in the SF Bay-Delta Estuary – Youtube Video

Comment Letters to Local Government:


Comments from the Stockton Coalition for Environmental Justice on Grassland Bypass Project Drainage Management Plan – February 1, 2021

Stockton Coalition Comments on Delta Adapts Vulnerability Assessment and associated technical memoranda – March 16, 2021

Re: Solutions Around Homeless Encampments and Waterways – March 22, 2021

Rise Stockton’s Comments on Stockton Diamond Project – April 30, 2021

Stockton Coalition Comments for Sacramento River and San Joaquin River Basin Plan Triennial Review – May 7, 2021

Multi-benefit flood project planning for Van Buskirk Park – May 24, 2021


Delta Conveyance Scoping Comments – March 20, 2020

Consent Item 5D on March 27, 2020 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Agenda – March 26, 2020


Letter to San Joaquin County Administrator Monica Nino regarding Harmful Algal Blooms – August 5th, 2019

Letter to Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board regarding Comments on Tentative Waste Discharge Requirements for San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority and United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation, Surface Water Discharges from the Grassland Bypass Project, Merced and Fresno Counties – November 26th, 2019

Flood Control

Climate Equity and Seismic Resilience for the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary – Restore the Delta, September 2019

Illegal Dumping

Free Mattress Recycling Events in Stockton from October 18th through the 27th!

Abandoned Vessels

Report abandoned vessels here.

Homeless Encampments on Waterways

More information coming soon.

California Fires

More information coming soon.