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Delta Conservancy Program and Policy Subcommittee Meeting – August 21, 2019

The next Conservancy Program and Policy Subcommittee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Department of Water Resources, Conference Room #106, 3500 Industrial Blvd., West Sacramento, CA 95691.  Please check in with the security guard in the lobby.  The agenda and Proposition 68 Grant Guidelines Discussion Draft are now posted and available by clicking here (web link).

Job Posting: Community Projects Analyst

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy is seeking an experienced analyst to manage projects and initiatives for the Conservancy’s Community and Economic Enhancement Program. This position provides an opportunity for the right individual to advance important projects to benefit the Delta community while gaining experience in a variety of program areas and developing expertise that is widely sought by State employers. The SSJDC is a small, committed team that works across departments and disciplines to protect, enhance, and restore the Delta’s economy, agriculture and working landscapes, and environment.  Click here for more information or to apply for this position (web link).

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Awards $11 Million in Proposition 1 Grants

We are proud to announce that the Delta Conservancy Board has approved seven grants, totaling $11 million, as part of the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Proposition 1) Grant Program.

Combined, these seven projects involve 51 entities partnering together to improve the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.  The $11 million awarded in this cycle will fund the following projects.

  • Blacklock Restoration: Phragmites Control Project ($387,440), Department of Water Resources – Test methods for controlling invasive species for future restoration at the Blacklock restoration site.
  • Delta Working Waterways Habitat Restoration Planning ($347,481), Solano Resource Conservation District – Plan for restoration and enhancement of waterways and edge habitats on working lands in Solano County.
  • Paradise Cut Conservation and Flood Management Project, Phase 2 ($265,254), San Joaquin County Resource Conservation District –  Outreach and planning to advance the Paradise Cut Flood Bypass in San Joaquin County.
  • Lower San Joaquin Riparian Corridor ($522,027), American Rivers –  Plan for restoration of floodplain and riparian habitat along the lower San Joaquin River.
  • Marsh Creek Channel Restoration ($519,493), American Rivers –  Plan for restoration of floodplain and riparian habitat along Marsh Creek.
  • Nutria Eradication Project, Phase 2 ($8,483,080), California Department of Fish and Wildlife – To prevent detrimental impacts to habitat and water quality by eradicating nutria, a destructive invasive species.
  • Oakley Creekside Park ($436,465), City of Oakley –  Plan for restoration of floodplain and riparian habitat along Marsh Creek.

These projects are part of the fourth cycle of Proposition 1 grants awarded by the Delta Conservancy. To date the program has funded $35.3 million for 26 grants, benefiting more than 8,065 acres of habitat in the Delta.

Funding Opportunity Announcement: Bay-Delta Restoration Program: CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grants

The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region has announced a funding opportunity of the Bay-Delta Restoration Program: CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grants.  Eligible applicants include Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, or other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the CALFED Solution area within the State of California.  For more information, click here to view the Funding Opportunity Announcement (web link).

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