This summer you’re anticipating another lazy spinnaker run up the Delta as you head to your favorite anchorage among the tules and look forward to jumping in for that first freshwater swim. Nights are quiet, the air is warm, and it’s an idyllic escape from the frantic pace of nearby digital life.
But beneath the surface the calm of the Delta is stirred up by controversy as its resources are a lifeline for many state residents. If you’re interested in a deeper dive below the surface you might consider attending an upcoming talk by SPUR in Oakland, The State of the Delta, 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6.
The talk’s description reads: "The Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta is a rich and complex place studded by islands and utilized for shipping, agriculture, recreation, housing and more. Together, these uses contribute billions of dollars to the state’s economy. The waterway has also proven to be highly controversial, with groups continuously arguing over how it should and shouldn’t be used. Come hear about the ongoing debates surrounding the policy and planning process for the delta, as well as an outlook for the future."
We’d be interested in learning more about it from anyone who might attend. And remember that registration is now open for Latitude 38’s Delta Doo Dah, a cruising rally that’s as casual and laid-back as the Delta itself.