Ecological and Community Programs

The Conservancy has three primary program areas: Ecosystem Viability, Economic Development, and Education and Outreach. Community meetings throughout the Delta region helped in identifying and establishing the goals, objectives, and strategies for these program areas.

Focuses on leading efforts in protecting, enhancing, and restoring the Delta ecosystem in coordination with other governmental and non-governmental entities and citizens of the Delta. This program includes activities like the Delta Restoration Network, ecosystem database, and the Arundo Control and Restoration Program.

Green tule grass shown against the blue sky on Sherman Island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Photo by Florence Low, California Department of Water Resources.

Focuses on partnering with Delta growers, agriculture-related businesses, and residents in protecting and enhancing the Delta’s agricultural and working landscapes and a sense of place. This program includes activities to support the Delta economy such as Delta branding and marketing efforts, expanding local food markets, and recreation and tourism efforts.

An old red tractor parked on green grass in front of a vineyard.

Focuses on the external communications of the Conservancy to ensure the integrity and consistency of information provided to the public. This program includes activities such as the Mercury Exposure Reduction Program (MERP), Delta Waterway Cleanups, special events, and workshops.

Two young women kneeling on the ground next to a creek, working together to place a small plant into the ground.

Past Programs

Arundo Control and Restoration Project

Delta Mercury Exposure Reduction Program (MERP)

Delta Branding and Marketing