Conservancy News

  • Preventing Flood Contamination Brochure Available

    The Conservancy developed a flood preparedness brochure outlining steps you can take to prevent potential contaminants from entering the water during a flood. The brochure, produced in coordination with Flood Preparedness Week 2014, October 20-25, contains tips you can do before a flood to protect water quality, such as storing chemicals so they do not mix and produce dangerous reactions or safely dispose of household and agricultural chemicals you no longer use. The brochure also features tips on what to do after a flood and a handy list of local flood emergency contact numbers. Click here for the brochure.

  • Conservancy's Fall Newsletter Available

    The Conservancy’s fall 2014 newsletter is now available. The newsletter highlights the Delta logo and slogan and includes an article by Delta historian Carol Jensen about the Delta during Prohibition. Program updates include the Delta Watershed Initiative and the Delta Waterway Cleanup. The newsletter also has information for local farmers regarding a new Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) incentives program.

  • Delta Dialogues Phase II Report Released

    The Conservancy has released the Delta Dialogues Phase II Report. This 46-page report summarizes the conversations, insights, and points of contention among key stakeholder groups trying to manage the "wicked problems" facing the Delta region today. A copy of the report can be downloaded from here (file is 32 megabytes).

    The report features background information about the facilitation process and dialogue mapping, a summary written by Joe Mathews, and interviews with many of the participants. Highlights include insights into the willingness of stakeholders to think about new options regarding the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan and new appreciations for the interests of various stakeholders.

    The Delta Dialogues are designed to increase shared understanding of the interests held by the vaious stakeholders in the Delta, and to provide a place for in-Delta interests to participate in statewide water policy discussions. At the Delta Dialogues website you can read Joe Mathews' reporting about the individual meetings and read the dialogue maps for each meeting. 

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