Farms and salmon will preside when congressional leaders descend on Antioch, California, on April 27 for the Farms & Salmon Summit to meet with farmers and fishermen about water use and other issues.
“Delta-dependent communities, jobs, and families are at stake in the tug of war over Californiaâ€™s water, along with our priceless heritage,” the salmon-habitat advocacy groupÂ Salmon Water Now said in a statement. “The Farms & Salmon Summit will highlight the impact of water management decisions on Delta agriculture and salmon fishing, and solutions to restore a healthy Delta. Please join us to ask for the protection of Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta agriculture and restoration of the Westâ€™s iconic salmon run.”
Representatives John Garamendi, Jackie Speier, Mike Thompson, Jerry McNerney, and other leaders, agricultural producers, sport and commercial salmon fishermen and businesses, agricultural and conservation groups, and salmon-and-Delta lovers will participate. The purpose of the Farms & Salmon Summit is to bring attention to Delta-dependent farming and fishing communities, and to provide a forum to discuss long term solutions to Californiaâ€™s water woes.
The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA. There is ample free public parking at the center.
The event will include a free Delta Bounty Reception hosted by Coastside Fishing Club Grill Crew, Guistiâ€™s Place, McCormack Ranch, and Rivermaid Trading Company.