Delta Watershed Protection Week


One of California's most important waterways is right here in our district - the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. It spans 45,000 square miles and is a source for drinking water for two-thirds of the state.

It is also is home to 500,000 people and a vast array of fish, birds and wildlife. Farmers and businesses alike depend on it and it attracts more than 12 million visitors each year.

In recognition of its significance to California, the Legislature is declaring Sept. 21 through Sept. 27 as Delta Watershed Protection Week. It kicks off Sept. 21 with Delta Waterway Cleanup Day. The date coincides with California Coastal Cleanup Day.

Please show your support. A link to cleanup sites can be found on the California Delta Protection Commission website here:

For more information, visit the website of our key supporter, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy:



Bill Dodd
Senator, 3rd District