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, May 19, 2022
4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (End time of the meeting is approximate)
Stockton Hilton – Delta Room 1 (2nd floor)
2323 Grand Canal Blvd., Stockton, CA 95207
View upcoming and past Commission meetings, including agendas, associated documents, meeting minutes, and audio archives.
Commission Meeting Recordings
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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.
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.
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
🎨 Murals tell colorful stories of heritage and hope
🌾 Early ag from the Gold Rush through the 1800s
🦆 The Delta's abundant waterfowl
🛥️ Removal of commercial abandoned and derelict vessels
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In the Winter Issue, you can explore Locke Boarding House and Discovery Bay. Plus, we pay tribute to Joan Didion.
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