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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

Thursday, July 21, 2022
4:00 PM

Jean Harvie Community Center Auditorium
14273 River Rd, Walnut Grove, CA 95690

The meeting agenda will be available after July 4 and the associated documents will be available after July 7.

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

Commission Meeting Recordings

Past Commission meeting videos are available on our YouTube channel.

 


What’s New

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Delta Protection Commission Announces New Executive Director

Bruce Blodgett to take helm of state agency August 8

Bruce Blodgett of Elk Grove has been hired as Executive Director, effective August 8, 2022. He replaces Erik Vink, who is retiring effective early August.

Blodgett has served as Executive Director of San Joaquin Farm Bureau since 2005. In that position, he managed the organization’s efforts to represent San Joaquin County agriculturalists and reported to a 53-member board of directors. “I’m excited for the opportunity to represent the people who live, work and recreate in the Delta region, from our farmers to our boaters,” Blodgett said. “As the meeting place of our state’s two great rivers and one of the oldest and most productive agricultural regions in California, the Delta is a special place and a region that faces many challenges from the state’s water management efforts.”

Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli, who currently serves as Chairman of the Commission, said “The people of the Delta region live in one of the most special places in the country, a place that the U.S. Congress has recognized as nationally-significant when it designated the Delta as a National Heritage Area in 2019. We look forward to Bruce’s leadership and efforts in continuing to carry out the important work of the Commission.”

Upcoming National Heritage Area Management Plan Advisory Committee

The next National Heritage Area Management Plan Advisory Committee (NHA Advisory Committee) Meeting will be on Thursday, June 23. View the June NHA Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda (PDF).

Upcoming Delta Protection Advisory Committee Meeting

The next Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC) Meeting will be on Tuesday, June 28. View the June Meeting Agenda (PDF).

Spring 2022 Delta Voice

The Delta Voice Spring 2022 (PDF) is here! In this issue:

  • Discover some of the murals that tell the colorful stories of heritage and hope in the Delta.
  • Learn about the Delta’s early agricultural roots from the Gold Rush through the end of the 1800s.
  • Delight in the abundance of waterfowl that give flight to the many offerings of play, sport, and educational opportunities in the region.
  • Stay informed about the removal of commercial abandoned and derelict vessels posing hazards to the waterways.

Meeting Recordings Available

The May Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC) and Delta National Heritage Area (NHA) meetings are now on YouTube!  All past meeting videos are available on our YouTube channel.

Delta Flood Ready Website

We are excited to announce the brand new www.DeltaFloodReady.com website! Created with Delta residents and businesses in mind, we have compiled many resources to help you be flood ready.

Also, visit our FacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages for helpful information and tips by searching for the hashtag #CADeltaFloodReady. Make sure to share so we can all stay safe together!

Great California Delta Trail Master Plan

Commission staff worked extensively with county parks planners, regional transportation officials, trails groups, and landowners to produce an Eastern Blueprint Report for Sacramento, Yolo, and San Joaquin Counties (2019) and a Western Blueprint for Contra Costa and Solano Counties (2010), laying the groundwork for the development and adoption by the Commission (January 2022) of the Great California Delta Trail Master Plan.

The plan provides a framework for the Commission to work in partnership with local trail planners, facilitating coordinated planning and implementation across jurisdictional boundaries.

For more information and to view the Master Plan plus the appendices, visit our Recreation and Tourism webpage.

2021 Annual Report

We are proud to announce the release of the 2021 Annual Report. 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.

Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) Recreation and Tourism Chapter Update

Initiated in 2019, the ESP Recreation and Tourism chapter update includes a review of recreation and tourism studies completed after 2012 and the results of five focus groups held between March and April 2020. The updated chapter includes best available current data, analysis of visitation, economic activity, and emerging recreation and tourism trends.

For more information and to view the full ESP, visit our Regional Economy webpage.

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.

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Primary and Secondary Zones

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Map Print Delta Map (PDF)

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The circus is coming to town! FLOTSAM! is a troupe of musicians, circus performers, and puppeteers traveling on a handmade raft. They will be visiting multiple locations in the #CADelta and SF Bay from June 25 to July 10. Click here for more details: https://t.co/T46pI6z5FE. https://t.co/cNxBMG8U5q CA_DPC photo
The Great Pittsburg Festa Italia is Back! This 3 Day event will be held in John Buckley Square - Old Town Pittsburg from Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26. Come celebrate the rich Italian heritage and culture!

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We are kicking off the summer with big news! Bruce Blodgett has been hired as Executive Director of the Commission, effective August 8. He replaces Erik Vink, who is retiring in early August. Bruce has served as Executive Director of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau since 2005.