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Land Use and Water Planning


The San Joaquin River is at the center of the debate over how we grow into the future. Will the river and its wildlife resources survive as the centerpiece of a new development area? How will we adapt water plans to meet the changing needs of California's cities and agriculture?

Show me the Water!

Please join us for an afternoon of water talks sponsored by Revive the San Joaquin, the League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, and Madera Oversight Coalition. New developments threaten to impact our existing surface water and groundwater supplies. Join in a discussion that will explore how we grow responsibly and what that means for the residents of Madera and Fresno Counties. Learn about recent trends in regional growth and listen to water managers from the US Bureau of Reclamation and the Friant Water Authority explain their systems and ideas on water for new development.

Mark your calendars for Philip Levine on March 25th

Join us Sunday March 25th at 2pm to hear National Poet Laureate Philip Levine speak for a fundraiser to support our Friant Ranch Litigation. The Sierra Club, the League of Women Voters, and Revive the San Joaquin are hosting this exciting day of poetry to raise funds in support of our efforts to protect the San Joaquin River from poorly planned development on its shores. 

Revive the San Joaquin Wins Court Battle!

With our legal partners the Dumna Tribal Council and Madera Oversight Coalition, Revive the San Joaquin just got word that we won our lawsuit against the poorly planned Tesoro Viejo Development along the river in Madera County. This State Appellate Court decision will reverse County approvals for a master planned community of 15,000 residents that would have dumped wastewater to the river, paved over impo

Opposes Friant Ranch

Posted at 12:03 AM on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011

In the Jan. 15 Valley Voices, Dennis Bacopulus, spokesperson for Friant Ranch development, described the benefits of the project located adjacent to the town of Friant.

DENNIS BACOPULOS: The facts about Friant Ranch

Posted at 12:00 AM on Saturday, Jan.

CHRIS ACREE: Remove sprawl from plan

Posted at 12:00 AM on Saturday, Jan.

Friant Ranch development plan sets off debate

Friant residents see growth; opponents see sprawl, river threat.

Posted at 10:38 PM on Friday, Jan.

Madera Co. faces $500k fine for road project


Published online on Tuesday, Sep.

Watch streaming video of the Feb 4 debate on water issues at Fresno State, moderated by U.S District Judge Oliver Wanger.

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