Welcome to the Delta Protection Commission
The Delta Protection Commission is committed to the protection and health of the Delta. 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.
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Great Delta Trail Advisory Committee Meetings
Commission staff will convene the Great Delta Trail Technical and Stakeholder Advisory Committees to set the framework and help guide public outreach for the development of the Great Delta Trail Master Plan. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) includes members and staff of councils of government and local agencies; its primary purpose is to review the trail’s planning, implementation, and funding proposals. The Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) includes groups and individuals representing Delta agriculture, landowners, businesses, and recreational users (bicycling, walking, boating, horseback riding, and other relevant recreational activities); the SAC will advise staff on the trail’s uses and impacts.
Great Delta Trail Technical Advisory Committee Meetings
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Solano County Government Center, 675 Texas Street, Room 6004, Fairfield, CA 94533
TAC agenda (PDF)
TAC presentation slides
Great Delta Trail Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Jean Harvie Community Center, 14273 River Rd., Walnut Grove, CA 95690
SAC agenda (PDF)
SAC presentation slides
Commission Meeting Audio Now Online
Commission meeting audio from the November 21, 2019 Delta Protection Commission meeting is available online.
Fall 2019 Delta Voice
The Fall 2019 Delta Voice (PDF) is here! Learn about flood alerts and evacuations, the pre-European Delta, pumpkin farming and pumpkin patches (plus a fun recipe!), ag tech and rural broadband, salmon, and fall events like the Bass Derby, Holiday Home Tour, Delta agency meetings, and more!
Connecting the Delta: Broadband Action Plan
Commission staff is working on improving broadband infrastructure in the five legacy communities that have participated in the community action planning processes. Valley Vision prepared the Broadband Action Plan to assess existing infrastructure and provide recommendations for next steps.
New Reports Give Economic Data to Delta Residents and Policy Makers
The Delta Protection Commission is proud to announce the release of two important documents. These both take real economic and social data from the Delta, and give us a sketch of the Delta as an evolving place. The researchers gave presentations on these documents at Commission meetings in January 2018 and March 2019.
Delta Recreation and Tourism Survey Report
Socioeconomic Indicators Report
President Signs Bill Establishing Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area
On March 12, 2019, President Trump signed 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). The Commission will be the local coordinating entity for the Delta NHA and has three years to prepare a management plan. See the press release (PDF) and the Delta National Heritage Area webpage for more information.
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 mailings to stay informed.
The Delta is offering up several fun holidays events that all support a good cause: the Rio Vista Turkey Trot, Holiday Sip & Shop at Campos Family Vineyards, and art & music in Locke benefiting Angels of the Fields. See what's going on in #DeltaHappenings