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.