Regional San and SASD recently received a certificate of appreciation from the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board) for their contribution to a critical cleanup project on Steelhead Creek. Through the joint Confluence Regional Partnership Program, the districts donated $15,000 in grant funding to help pay for this creek cleanup effort, which took place over four days last December.
Confluence Program funding recently played a pivotal part in the removal of a derelict vessel that had been abandoned on the Sacramento River. Here’s the story: The Saint Joseph, a 50-year-old shrimp boat that had been sold for scrap years ago, was ditched illegally on the west side of the Sacramento River in West Sacramento. At one point, homeless were residing on the vessel, resulting in its eventual condemnation.