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 

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Announcements:

Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP)

Prioritized, Structured, and Reasoned Approach to Delivering Improved and Expanded Operation and Maintenance

Notice is hereby given that the San Joaquin River Conservancy (a State of California agency) is seeking a qualified, reliable, innovative, and responsive organization to provide a prioritized, structured, and reasoned approach to delivering improved and expanded operation and maintenance for the San Joaquin River Parkway. 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. Sealed proposals will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. January 16, 2023, by the San Joaquin River Conservancy, 5469 E. Olive Ave., Fresno, CA, 93727. Proposals must be completed as required by the RFP. The contract will be awarded to the Best Responsible Proposer, which in the discretion of the Conservancy, will provide services in compliance with the contract and in the best interests of the State and the public. The contract term will be approximately two years. Prospective proposers can secure a copy of the RFP from the Conservancy at the above address, or via email at Rebecca.Raus@sjrc.ca.gov or John.Shelton@sjrc.ca.gov.

RFP for Prioritized, Structured, and Reasoned Approach to Delivering Improved and Expanded Operation and Maintenance

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Notice of Invitation for Bid (IFB)

Wildwood Native Park Maintenance Services

Notice is hereby given that the San Joaquin River Conservancy (a State of California agency) is soliciting bids for maintenance services at Wildwood Native Park, located on the Madera County side of the San Joaquin River just east of Highway 41. Sealed bid packets will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. December 9, 2022, and must be mailed to the San Joaquin River Conservancy, 5469 E. Olive Ave., Fresno, CA, 93727. Bids must be completed as required by the IFB. The contract will be awarded to the Best Responsible Bidder, which in the discretion of the Conservancy, will provide services in compliance with the contract and in the best interests of the State and the public. The contract term will be approximately 2.5 years. Prospective bidders can secure a copy of the IFB by clicking on the link below. 

http://sjrc.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/C22100004-IFB-WNP.pdf

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Notice of Request for Proposals (RFP)

Ball Ranch/Ledger Island Recreation Operations, Programs, Retail, Rental and Caretaking Services

Notice is hereby given that the San Joaquin River Conservancy (a State of California agency) is seeking a qualified, reliable, innovative, and responsive operator to provide recreation services at Ball Ranch/Ledger Island through a service agreement. Ball Ranch/Ledger Island is a publicly owned fishing, picnicking, and outdoor recreation venue located within the San Joaquin River Parkway, approximately 4.5 miles south of Friant Dam. Baseline operations and management, and supplemental recreation-related programs, events, rentals, retail, and caretaking services will be secured through this RFP. Sealed proposals will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. December 7, 2022, by the San Joaquin River Conservancy, 5469 E. Olive Ave., Fresno, CA, 93727. Proposals must be completed as required by the RFP. The contract will be awarded to the Best Responsible Proposer, which in the discretion of the Conservancy, will provide services in compliance with the contract and in the best interests of the State and the public. The contract term will be approximately three years. Prospective proposers can secure a copy of the RFP from the Conservancy at the above address, or via email at Rebecca.Raus@sjrc.ca.gov or John.Shelton@sjrc.ca.gov.

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Our Next Conservancy Board Meeting

is scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

Agenda/Packet/Presentation

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Board – Tribal Representative Member Applications

The Governor is soliciting applicants from members of California Native American tribes that have been submitted by local tribal organizations to fill a position on the Governing Board of the San Joaquin River Conservancy.  For the purpose of this appointment, “tribal organization” is defined under Public Resource Code §32504 (f):

“’Tribal organization’ means an Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, or a tribal agency authorized by a tribe, which is one or both of the following:

(1) Recognized by the United States Secretary of the Interior and identified within the most current Federal Register.

(2) Listed on the contact list maintained by the Native American Heritage Commission as a California Native American tribe.”

The San Joaquin River Conservancy is a State Conservancy of the State Resources Agency, created to acquire and manage public lands within the San Joaquin River Parkway area. PRC §32515 of the Public Resource Code provides for an appointment to the Conservancy Board by the California Governor from a list of candidates submitted by local tribal organizations.

We suggest that any local tribal organizations that wishes to nominate a potential Boardmember send a letter with their nomination(s) to Isabella Marshall (State Capitol, First Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814) and have the nomination fill out the State application form for the San Joaquin River Conservancy Governing Board that may be accessed on-line at http://gov.ca.gov/appointments.  The State application form for the Conservancy Governing Board may be accessed on-line at http://gov.ca.gov/appointments.

Although a hard deadline for receipt of applications has not been set, please get your nominations and applications in by November 4, 2022. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Isabella Marshall at Isabella.Marshall@gov.ca.gov or John Shelton, Executive Director of the San Joaquin River Conservancy at (559) 908-0584 or john.shelton@sjrc.ca.gov.

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Board Youth Member Applications

The Governor is soliciting youth member applicants that have been submitted by youth-serving nonprofit organizations with a presence in Fresno and/or Madera Counties to fill a position on the Governing Board of the San Joaquin River Conservancy.  For the purpose of this appointment, “youth member” is defined under Public Resource Code §32515:

“(8) (A) One youth member appointed by the Governor from lists submitted by either of the following:

(i)            Youth-serving nonprofit organizations that have a presence within Fresno County or Madera County.

(ii)           Institutions of higher education within Fresno County or Madera County.

(B) The youth member shall be a resident of Fresno County or Madera County and 18 to 26 years of age, inclusive, and shall not be an elected official.”

 

And non-profit organization is defined under Public Resources Code §32504:

“(d) “Nonprofit organization” means an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.”

 

The San Joaquin River Conservancy is a State Conservancy of the State Resources Agency, created to acquire and manage public lands within the San Joaquin River Parkway area. PRC §32515 of the Public Resource Code provides for an appointment to the Conservancy Board by the California Governor from a list of candidates submitted by local tribal organizations.

We suggest that any youth-serving nonprofit organization that wishes to nominate a potential Boardmember send a letter with their nomination(s) to Isabella Marshall (State Capitol, First Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814) and have the nomination fill out the State application form for the San Joaquin River Conservancy Governing Board that may be accessed on-line at http://gov.ca.gov/appointments .  The State application form for the Conservancy Governing Board may be accessed on-line at http://gov.ca.gov/appointments .

Although a hard deadline for receipt of applications has not been set, please get your nominations and applications in by November 4, 2022. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Isabella Marshall at Isabella.Marshall@gov.ca.gov or John Shelton, Executive Director of the San Joaquin River Conservancy at (559) 908-0584 or john.shelton@sjrc.ca.gov

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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: info@sjrc.ca.gov 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.


 

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