Reserve Your Spot for a Virtual Journey into California’s Water Hub
'Seating' is limited for next Thursday's Bay-Delta Tour that includes overview presentation, exclusive video tour screening and live Q&A with experts in chat rooms
Join us next Thursday, Sept. 9, for an engaging online Bay-Delta Tour that will feature live Q&A with key experts on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the state’s vital water hub and the West Coast’s largest freshwater tidal estuary.
You’ll learn about Delta ecosystem restoration, impacts to ocean fisheries from changes in the Delta, agriculture and municipal water use and the Delta’s role in supplying water to Southern California. You’ll hear from farmers, fish biologists, water managers, people working on restoration efforts and more. Plus, you’ll get your hands on the newest update of our Layperson’s Guide to the Delta, published in 2020.
‘Seating’ on the virtual tour bus is limited, though, so get your ticket here!
The Bay-Delta Tour is one of our virtual tours being offered this fall to explore the vital role water plays in California’s economy, its environment and its communities.
Each tour event will run from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and includes:
- An overview presentation of the region’s critical topics
- A guided video tour of key locations — farms, wetlands, dams and reservoirs, wildlife habitats — to gain a stronger understanding on a variety of water supply issues and the latest policy developments
- Live Q&A with experts in chat rooms where participants can dive deeper into the topics, including impacts of the drought
As part of each event, participants will receive one of our popular Layperson’s Guides and be entered into a drawing to win one of our beautiful water maps.
Journey along the Sacramento River and its tributaries to gain a deeper understanding of the issues associated with a key source of water that supplies much of California. In addition to major infrastructure on the State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project, you’ll visit rice fields and wildlife refuges, hear from farmers, biologists and water managers, and learn about important water issues such as efforts to help native salmon runs and farming in the Sacramento Valley. Get your ticket for the “bus” here!
On our virtual Central Valley Tour, we’ll take you to the San Joaquin Valley to hear how farmers in one of the nation’s most productive agricultural regions manage surface water for various crops and orchards, and how they are responding to mandates under the state’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. You’ll also hear from the valley’s disadvantaged communities and learn how subsidence from groundwater pumping is affecting surface water facilities. You’ll visit key infrastructure, including San Luis Reservoir, Friant Dam and the Friant-Kern Canal. You also will learn about managed wetlands, see a unique feature to one of the region’s rim dams and hear about efforts to put water back in the ground. Get tickets here!
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for the tours. Contact Nick Gray at email@example.com for more information.