Delta Protection Advisory Committee

The Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC) provides recommendations to the Delta Protection Commission on diverse interests within the Delta, including the Delta’s ecosystem, water supply, socioeconomic sustainability, recreation, agriculture, flood control, environment, water resources, utility infrastructure and other Delta issues. This fifteen-member committee is appointed by the Commission and meets regularly; members serve three-year terms and may be re-appointed. Meetings are open to the public and everyone’s input is welcome; meetings are held 5-6 times per year in Walnut Grove.

Delta Protection Advisory Committee Meetings

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Advisory Committee Members

  • Delta Agriculture:  David Strecker, Strecker Ranch and D&A Farms and Reni Della Maggiore
  • Delta Business:  Gilbert Labrie, Architect and Barbara Daly, Delta Heartbeat Tours
  • Delta Conservation/Habitat:  Judah Grossman, The Nature Conservancy and Craig Watanabe, Tuscany Research Institute
  • Delta Flood Entity:  Melinda Terry, California Central Valley Flood Control Association
  • Delta General Public: Sam Arditi  (Discovery Bay)
  • Delta Organization:  Mark Pruner, North Delta C.A.R.E.S.
  • Delta Recreation:  Kathy Bunton, Delta Kayak Adventures and Linda Gifford (Rio Vista)
  • Delta Utility/Infrastructure: Sam Garcia, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Delta Water Exporter:  VACANT, State and Federal Contractors Water Agency
  • State Agency:  Jim Starr, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Edward Hard, California Department of Parks and Recreation

For past meeting agendas and more information, see below:

Enabling Legislation