A Delta Weekend

After updating the STCDA nodeltagates.com website on Friday, my husband and I went to the Restore The Delta documentary “Over Troubled Waters” in downtown Brentwood. If anyone in California thinks the Delta Tunnels (aka Peripheral Canal) is a good idea for anyone except large-scale agri-corporations and millionaires like Stewart Resnick, they need to see this film. It’s also a good refresher for those of us who have been following the water situation in Northern California to be armed with real facts and figures for discussions with friends and neighbors.

The film is making rounds throughout California and is a participant in this year’s 9th Annual Artivist Film Festival to be held November 1-4 in Hollywood, California. Restore the Delta has now been recognized as the scientific expert representing Delta issues as an NGO member of the United Nations Department of Public Information (UN-DPI). I bought a copy of the movie to loan if you want to see it. Have a viewing party. Or pick up a copy yourselves for only $20 at a showing or from Restore the Delta.

We then walked out of the theater and the Farmers Market was still going on in Main Street. We bought great, fresh produce from the local Delta farmers. These are the same multigenerational farmers on the richest soil in California who are the farmers the Delta Tunnels will destroy so that we can get our produce from outside the US while the Westlands desert farms produce cotton and almonds and rice to ship to Asia.
Brentwood Farmers Market Produce
Local Delta Farmers – Brentwood Farmers Market Produce

We then took our boat out to anchor overnight in Mildred Island. As usual, it was calm, wonderful. Hundreds of birds. Only two other boats. Put our “Save the Delta – Stop the Tunnels” sticker we got at the screening on our boat – put one on our car, too.

Save the Delta - Stop the Tunnels Sunset Over Mt. Diablo
Stop the Tunnels at Mildred Island Sunset over Mt. Diablo from Mildred Is.

It will all be gone if the Delta Tunnels proceed.

2 Responses to “A Delta Weekend”

  1. 1 Richard Williams October 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    How can I obtain a copy of the video “Over Troubled Waters”?
    Rich Williams

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