Grants Database

Grantee: DBA The Bay Institute
Amount Awarded:
Project Title:
Reforming Westlands Drainage Deal to Help SF Bay-Delta and Retire Toxic Farmlands
California Watershed Protection Fund, 2018
Water Resources/Watershed Protection
San Francisco Bay Area
Contra Costa County ; Fresno County ; Madera County ; Merced County ; Sacramento County ; San Francisco County
Project Description:

The Bay Institute (TBI) seeks to retire more drainage-impaired lands in Westlands and neighboring federal irrigation districts in the San Joaquin Valley, thus reducing the demand for harmful Delta exports and the pollution that flows from those toxic lands. The Trump Administration is still pushing the flawed Settlement with Westlands, and parallel ones with neighboring districts, which minimize land retirement, perpetuate harmful Delta exports, and fail to clean up the drainage problem. Our project seeks to block or rewrite these settlements and replace them with a proper drainage solution.