On July 27, 2022 in California, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy Board elected a new Chair.
More importantly, they approved seven new restoration projects, totaling up to $5.4 million.
They projects are all related to multiple programs aimed at improving Delta conditions related to ecosystem restoration, climate resilience, community enhancement, and public access.
The seven newly approved projects involve dozens of entities partnering to improve the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The projects comprise wetland restoration, enhancing habitat conditions for animals and plants, invasive species removal, improving water quality, increasing public access to natural areas, and bolstering habitat resiliency to climate change.
“These projects were developed and approved with local support and will continue the vital work of enhancing the Delta ecosystem and economy in the short and long term,” said Campbell Ingram, the Delta Conservancy’s Executive Officer.
The seven newly-approved projects are:
- Little Franks Tract Invasive Weed Removal and Restoration Project;
- Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Habitat and Drainage Improvement Project, Phase Two;
- Hydrological Resiliency of Managed Wetlands in Suisun Marsh Project
- Marsh Creek Reservoir Restoration and Total Mercury Reduction Planning Project;
- Van Buskirk Multi-Benefit Ecosystem and Restoration Planning Project;
- Big Break Regional Shoreline Restoration and Public Access Planning Project;
- Bees Lakes Habitat Restoration and Public Access Project.
Solano County Supervisor Mitch Mashburn will serve as the Conservancy’s new Board Chair for 2022-2023.
He will replace Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli, who was Chair for 2021-2022.
Board Member Sandi Matsumoto will continue to serve as the Conservancy Board’s Vice Chair.
“The Conservancy looks forward to having Supervisor Mashburn as our new Chair. We offer our many thanks to Supervisor Nottoli for serving in the post and congratulate him on his upcoming retirement in January 2023,” concluded Ingram.
Working collaboratively and in coordination with local communities, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy leads efforts to protect, enhance, and restore the Delta’s economy, agriculture and working landscapes, and environment for the benefit of the Delta region’s people and wildlife.
Photo of delta courtesy of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy.