Delta Protection Commission
THE MISSION OF THE DELTA PROTECTION COMMISSION:
We Are 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, Recreation and Natural Resources, while remaining mindful of the importance of the Delta to all Californians.
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- NEXT DELTA PROTECTION COMMISSION MEETING: The Commission will meet next on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, location TBD. Please check back for the agenda (posted 10 days before the event) and associated documents (posted one week before the meeting).
- SAVE THE DATE! This year's Delta Waterway Cleanup, part of the worldwide Coastal Cleanup effort, will be Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9 AM to noon. Register online to help at a Delta cleanup site today.
- COMMISSION MEETINGS AUDIO NOW ONLINE: Audio from the Delta Protection Commission's bimonthly meetings is now online, beginning with March 17, 2016. You can review all postings on our YouTube channel, or link to pertinent sections from the current year meeting agendae.
- STATE LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITY ACT (SLAA) REPORT: The State Leadership Accountability Act requires that State agencies review internal controls and monitoring processes as part of their management practices. The biennial report for the Delta Protection Commission is located here.
- SUMMER 2016 DELTA VOICE: Celebrate the 100th birthday of the Walnut Grove Bridge, meet the Delta Potato Kings, learn about the Western Railway Museum and more in the summer edition of Delta Voice.
- DELTA TUNNELS UPDATE: The public comments received during the California WaterFix recirculation comment period have been posted here. The Delta Protection Commission submitted a comment letter, as well as a request to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to extend the deadline for comments on their permit request for California WaterFix, and to hold public hearings in the Delta. The USACE denied both requests. You can see the USACE response with the Commission's reply, the previous comment letters on earlier versions of the proposal and more details here.
- 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 mailings to stay informed. Also, in 2014, Commissioners Piepho (Contra Costa County) and Ruhstaller (San Joaquin County) prepared and submitted a white paper on invasive aquatic weeds to the Delta Plan Interagency Implementation Committee.