Sacramento County Supervisor Jimmie Yee, a Delta Conservancy Board member, thanked the 20 or so members of the public for attending a workshop on the draft strategic plan at the Clarksburg Community Church hall.
The Delta Conservancy was formed as part of the 2009 Legislative package called the Delta Reform Act. The Delta Conservancy’s purpose is to promote balanced ecosystem restoration and economic development in the Delta. They recently released the draft strategic plan and invited public comment. The strategic plan is found on the website: http://www.deltaconservancy.ca.gov/docs/Delta_Conservancy_StratPlan_Draft_Version_for_Public_Comment_0326012.pdf. Comments are due by April 20, 2012.
Campbell Ingram, executive officer for the Delta Conservancy, encouraged members of the public to read the goals and strategies carefully. He urged that feedback on these is welcome anytime.
The Delta Conservancy is a state agency within the State’s Natural Resources Agency. It has a small budget now, but hopes through a combination of entrepreneurial fundraising and a future water bond to have more money for grant programs and projects.