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November 9 Brown Bag Seminar - The Delta as Place: Yesterday and Today

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


Park Tower Building

2nd Floor Conference Room

980 Ninth St.

Sacramento, CA 95814


Dr. Robert Benedetti, Co-Director, Delta Narratives Project and Adjunct Faculty, Center for California Studies, California State University, Sacramento, and Dr. Jennifer Helzer, California State University, Stanislaus


In Part One of this lunchtime seminar, Robert Benedetti will discuss the changing vision of the Delta in the minds of its inhabitants and neighbors from 1800 to the present in “Human Visioning of the Delta as Place”. In Part Two, “Building and Leaving Delta Communities”, Jennifer Helzer will describe settlement patterns in the Delta post—1850, exploring the interrelationship between the ethnic heritage of immigrants to the Delta and the economic realities they faced.


This joint Brown Bag with the Ecosystem Restoration Program and the Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program is the third in a series on the “Delta Narratives” project, a collaborative effort to communicate the historic and cultural importance of the Delta region in California’s history.


Click here for an informational flier.


Click below to view the video from the seminar.


Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)