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Bill Jennings, a Restore the Delta executive board member and executive director of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, presented a “Certificate of Honor for Journalistic Excellence” to Dan Bacher, Editor of the Fish Sniffer Magazine on Saturday, September 8.
Bacher received the award from Restore the Delta, a 7000-member grassroots organization committed to making the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fishable, swimmable, drinkable, and farmable to benefit all of California, at the Food and Wine Classique at the historic Grand Island Mansion.
“Dan’s long-standing and continuing efforts to keep California’s sport fishermen and the public informed about the harm from excessive water exports have made him a Delta champion,” said Jennings.
Bacher’s award stated, “This certificate for journalistic excellence is presented to Dan Bacher of the Fish Sniffer Magazine for his outstanding coverage of issues related to the Delta. Dan is tireless in his efforts to examine and expose the inefficiencies in government oversight of the Delta, and how large corporate interests drive the systemic management of the Delta. Dan asks the hard questions, and has the courage to report the facts, even when they make those involved with Delta management processes uncomfortable. It is not easy being a truth teller, but Dan tells the truth with great accuracy and integrity.”
Delta Advocate awards were also presented to Assembly Member Bill Berryhill, Assembly Member Alyson Huber and Assembly Member Joan Buchanan.
Mr. Berryhill is an avid hunter, outdoorsman and artist. Mr. Berryhill’s concern for fiscally responsible governance is exemplified by his legislative proposal that called for a cost benefit analysis of the peripheral tunnels. John Herrick, Restore the Delta (RTD) Board Member, presented the award to Berryhill.
Alyson Huber has focused her attentions in the Legislature on state government reform and accountability. She continues to be a friend of the Delta. Wendy Stokes, RTD Board Member, presented the award to Huber's representative.
Since her election, Joan Buchanan has worked with local leaders to solve problems. She is an ardent supporter of the cities and communities in the Delta and their right to administer the jurisdictions. Rogene Reynolds, RTD Board Member, presented the award to Buchanan.
The event raised funds for the fight to protect the Delta from the proposed Peripheral Tunnels that would export millions of acre feet of water and potentially ruin California’s native salmon industry, as well as drain the Delta and San Francisco Bay of the fresh water needed for fish and farms.
The Grand Island Mansion, in Walnut Grove, has a rich history of hosting past presidents and famous authors while preserving its agricultural roots. Delta resident owner Terry Black graciously offered this magnificent venue to Restore the Delta for this event.
“We are excited to be celebrating and supporting the Delta farming, fishing, and boating community and are pleased to recognize the ongoing contributions of these outstanding advocates for a fair and affordable water policy,” said Restore the Delta Executive Director Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla. “Restore the Delta is working to preserve the history and community that makes the Delta the lifeline to this region and all of California.
Restore the Delta is a 7000-member grassroots organization committed to making the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fishable, swimmable, drinkable, and farmable to benefit all of California. Restore the Delta works to improve water quality so that fisheries and farming can thrive together again in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. http://www.restorethedelta.orgBack To Reports
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