March 28, 2018

Delta Conservancy Awards $18.9 Million to Nine Delta Projects providing watershed benefits to the Delta region

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy (Conservancy) Board awards approximately $18.9 million in proposition funds to nine projects that will provide watershed benefits to the Delta region. This is the third competitive cycle of the Conservancy’s Proposition 1 Ecosystem Restoration and Water Quality Grant Program, which will distribute a total of $50 million from the voter-approved Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act (Prop 1) of 2014. The Conservancy’s critical role in providing Prop 1 funds to projects contributing to ecosystem improvements within the Delta helps further the California EcoRestore initiative’s goals and the California Water Action Plan.

The Conservancy is advancing a breadth of projects that will contribute to Delta ecosystem viability by:

  • Protecting and maintaining habitat values on working lands;
  • Restoring wetland, upland, and transitional ecosystems;
  • Advancing planning for multibenefit restoration projects; and
  • Eradicating invasive nonnative species.

“It is encouraging to see work ramping up in the Delta, and it is exciting to be able to put Prop 1 funds toward these worthy projects,” said Katherine Miller, Conservancy Board Chair.

The Conservancy will open a fourth grant cycle in summer of 2018 and anticipates awarding funding in the spring of 2019.

Working collaboratively and in coordination with local communities, the Delta Conservancy leads efforts to protect, enhance and restore the Delta economy, agriculture and working landscapes, and environment for the benefit of the Delta region, its local communities, and the citizens of California.

More information on the projects funded can be found here: http://deltaconservancy.ca.gov/prop-1/