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Welcome to the Delta Protection Commission

The Delta Protection Commission is committed to the protection and health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in California. We protect, maintain, enhance and enrich the overall quality of the Delta environment and economy. We do this with a focus on agriculture, heritage, recreation, and natural resources while remaining mindful of the importance of the Delta to all Californians. Valuing the needs of the Delta as well as the needs of the State is fundamental to achieving the Commission’s vision: an ideal synthesis of cultural, ecological and agricultural values in a sustainable, healthy and celebrated way of life.



Commission Meeting Calendar

April 9, 2020
3:00 pm

The Commission meeting agenda (PDF) and the associated documents are available.

Teleconference Meeting Only; No Physical Meeting Location
Phone number: (916) 573-2034
Access Code: 487331321 (press # after entering code)
(Authorized by and in furtherance of Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20)
Additional information about participating by telephone or via a remote meeting solution is available on our Remote Meetings page.

View upcoming and past Commission meetings, including agendas, associated documents, meeting minutes, and audio archives.



What’s New

See our updates below, browse our events calendar, and sign up for Delta Happenings to stay up-to-date with all the information you want, including community events and Delta agency meeting information.


Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC) – Accepting Applications

The Commission is looking to appoint 13 members to DPAC at its May 21, 2020 meeting. The application form (PDF) is available and due by close of business on April 24, 2020. For more information about DPAC and the initial 1-3 year terms to fill, visit the DPAC webpage.

Delta Community Design Follow-up Workshop

The workshop originally scheduled for March 25 has been canceled. Commission staff will conduct outreach on workshop recommendations with stakeholders and community groups. Contact Blake Roberts for more information: (916) 375-4237 or email

Commission Meeting Audio Now Online

Commission meeting audio from the January 16, 2020 Delta Protection Commission meeting is available online.

2019 Annual Report

We are proud to announce the release of the 2019 Annual Report (PDF). It is our mission to support agriculture, recreation, cultural heritage, and natural resources in the Delta. We continue our dedication to that mission through the ongoing advancement of our Strategic Plan (Vision 2030) while being adaptable to emerging challenges and opportunities.

Winter 2020 Delta Voice

The Winter 2020 Delta Voice (PDF) is here! In honor of the Delta’s new NHA status, we invite you to take a look back at a few of our past Delta Voice articles, which share a small slice of the region’s agricultural and industrial heritage, and the cultural and artistic landscapes that helped build, and help celebrate, this incredible region.

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area

On March 12, 2019, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, a large public lands bill that includes the establishment of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area (NHA), was signed into law. The Commission will be the local coordinating entity for the Delta NHA and has three years to prepare a management plan. See the Delta National Heritage Area webpage for more information.

Aquatic Weeds

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways is issuing updates on their ongoing aquatic weed control programs. Delta residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up for their aquatic weed control updates to stay informed.

Twitter @CA_DPC

10 hours ago
April Delta Heritage Courier

You can still visit places by virtual tour, learn about the region's history by reading books & articles, and support historical societies by visiting online stores. We have provided links for you to check out!

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The Commission meeting agenda and the associated documents are available for this Thursday's remote meeting at 3 PM. For details, including information on attending remotely, visit CA_DPC photo