The Conservancy’s Mission

The San Joaquin River Conservancy is a regionally governed agency created to develop and manage the San Joaquin River Parkway, a planned 22-mile natural and recreational area in the floodplain extending from Friant Dam to Highway 99. The Conservancy’s mission includes acquiring approximately 5,900 acres from willing sellers; developing, operating, and managing those lands for public access and recreation; and protecting, enhancing, and restoring riparian and floodplain habitat.


San Joaquin River Conservancy Act

San Joaquin River Parkway Master Plan Update 


The August 2020 Board Meeting recording is available on our Board Page.

Due to the short turnaround time and the timing of several project applications, we are canceling our September Meeting.

Our Next Meeting is October 7, 2020 at 10:00am

If our partners are ready to go, we will be discussing 2-3 important projects that the Board can act on, plus potential land purchases in closed session.


Consistent with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20, the public and Board members will participate in the meeting via Zoom or teleconference. Public comment will be accepted per the agenda.

Notice Office Closure

The Conservancy office is closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19 related directives and orders from state and local agencies to prevent the spread of the virus.  However, in order to provide the public with continuity of service while protecting both you and our employees, the Conservancy remains open for business and you can contact staff by email and regular mail. Because our office has transitioned to full telework for the duration of this emergency event, there may be some delay as we work to respond to all requests in a timely manner. General inquiries may be sent to the addresses listed on our Contact Page. We have all of our emails and phone calls forwarded.   You may also reach us at our general email: and office telephone (559) 253-7324. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work through this public health crisis.

All Californians are encouraged to follow the advice of the California Department of Public Health and local health agencies to prevent the spread of the virus.


  • Stay home
  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • If soap and water aren’t available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer


  • Shake hands
  • Touch your face
  • Go to the doctor if you aren’t sick
  • Stockpile masks or gloves

Consistent with current guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued March 18, 2020, to maximize social distancing and public safety, the Conservancy will conduct future meetings virtually. At this point we are exploring options to make our future Board Meetings as accessible as practical while allowing both Board members and the public to access and participate remotely.  For more information see our Board Page.

 Partner Activities

COVID-19 – Calling Healthy Californians!  For a list of things you can do to help your community and neighbors during this emergency.

The San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust, Inc.’s 2019 Annual Report is available now.  This is a great way to find out all the things the Parkway Trust did throughout 2019! Click here to download the PDF. Also, Sycamore Island is a great place to go fishing or just to get away from the house (very easy to practice social distancing with lots of open area).  Check out the Parkway Trust’s web page for more information.  Also, the River Center Grounds reopened on June 1. The Parkway Trust is having summer camps so please note that public restrooms will not be available during times when River Campers are on-site, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am until approximately 4:00 pm. Please plan accordingly.

RiverTree Volunteers offer service learning projects on and along the San Joaquin River. River cleanups, tree planting, public property care, etc. Learn as you help!

Most folks don’t realize that Bluff Pointe Golf Course and Learning Center is part of the Parkway.  The Conservancy bought the land with a gold course on it, but the area is really looking great under the management of the Perezes, so go visit Jim and Marci for some great golfing along the River or just to hit some balls on the driving range.