Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The False Dichotomy of Fish versus People: A Talk on the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta
Thursday, April 23 - 7 p.m. - Fresno Downtown Library - 2420 Mariposa St - Sarah McCardle Room

A talk about the collapse of the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta. Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, the Campaign Director for Restore the Delta will discuss the consequences, causes, and proposed solutions for Delta collapse. Barbara is one of the leading advocates for a fishable, farmable, swimmable, and drinkable Delta.

About the Delta:
* Over 700 native species of fish, animals, and plants can be found in the Delta.
* 23 million Californians are dependent on the Delta for drinking water.
* Over 500,000 acres of the Delta is farmland
* The Delta is one of the most important stopover regions for migrating birds.
* The Delta supports a fishing, boating, and recreation economy worth $500 million annually.

About Restore the Delta: Based in Stockton, California, Restore the Delta works in the areas of public education and outreach so that all Californians recognize this region as part of California’s natural heritage, deserving of restoration. Restore the Delta advocates on behalf of local Delta stakeholders with government water agencies to ensure that water management decisions will protect and benefit local Delta communities. We encourage local Delta residents to undertake actions to ensure the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta’s sustainability.

For more information contact Brandon Hill at 559.978.2369/ – FREE Event

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