Grants Database

Friends of the River
Amount Awarded:
Project Title:
Campaign to Save the SF Bay-Delta
California Watershed Protection Fund, 2019
Water Resources/Watershed Protection
Alameda County ; Butte County ; Calaveras County ; Colusa County ; Contra Costa County ; El Dorado County ; Fresno County ; Glenn County ; Madera County ; Mariposa County ; Merced County ; Placer County ; Sacramento County ; San Francisco County ; San Joaquin County ; San Mateo County ; Santa Clara County ; Shasta County ; Sierra County ; Solano County ; Sonoma County ; Stanislaus County ; Tehama County ; Tuolumne County ; Yolo County ; Yuba County
Project Description:

San Joaquin Valley interests are pushing a new comprehensive plan to build several dams and divert 2 million acre-feet of water to the Valley. This amounts to a demolition plan for the San Francisco Bay-Delta and the rivers that flow into it. Friends of the River is requesting $13,500 to defeat it through extensive coalition building, grassroots organizing, policy advocacy and litigation which is already underway. It is imperative that we prevent federal support for the plan through the end of the Trump Administration and keep it out of Governor Newsom’s Water Resilience Portfolio plan.