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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Circle V Information and Listening Session

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San Joaquin River Conservancy

The next board meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in the Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District Board Room located at 5469 E. Olive Avenue, Fresno, CA 93727.



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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: 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.