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  • Delta Flood Preparedness Safety Fair

    Flood Preparedness Week is October 20 - 25th, 2014.  Join the Delta Protection Commission and Discover the Delta on Saturday, October 25, 2014, for a Flood Safety Fair from noon to 4 p.m. at the Delta Farmers' Market, Highway 12 at Highway 160 in Isleton.  Meet your local first responders, get valuable information from the Red Cross, FEMA and other agencies while enjoying live music.  Fresh produce, pies and barbecue are available at the Market, along with wine tasting of Delta wines.

  • Delta MERP Meetings Scheduled

    Please join the Conservancy and its partners at the first stakeholder meeting for the Delta Mercury Exposure Reduction Program (Delta MERP). The Delta MERP goal is to raise awareness about fish contamination issues in the Delta and encourage actions to reduce human exposure to mercury. Two meetings are scheduled:

    • Stockton: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon, at San Joaquin County Public Health, 1868 E. Hazelton Avenue, 95205. Click here for the agenda.
    • Walnut Grove: Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Walnut Grove Library, 14177 Market Street, 95690. Click here for the agenda.

    Partner agencies with the Conservancy in Delta MERP are the California Department of Public Health and the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.

  • Delta Dialogues Phase II Report Released

    The Conservancy has released the Delta Dialogues Phase II Report. This 46-page report summarizes the conversations, insights, and points of contention among key stakeholder groups trying to manage the "wicked problems" facing the Delta region today. A copy of the report can be downloaded from here (file is 32 megabytes).

    The report features background information about the facilitation process and dialogue mapping, a summary written by Joe Mathews, and interviews with many of the participants. Highlights include insights into the willingness of stakeholders to think about new options regarding the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan and new appreciations for the interests of various stakeholders.

    The Delta Dialogues are designed to increase shared understanding of the interests held by the vaious stakeholders in the Delta, and to provide a place for in-Delta interests to participate in statewide water policy discussions. At the Delta Dialogues website you can read Joe Mathews' reporting about the individual meetings and read the dialogue maps for each meeting. 

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