Delta Grandeur: The Bucolic Splendor of California's Inland Estuary

March 9 through May 8, 2016

This traveling exhibition celebrates the beauty and diversity of the threatened Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta through vibrant imagery. It explores the complex relationship that humans and wildlife have forged in the delta. 

Produced through the eye and vision of Stockton-based photographer Rich Turner, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is an expansive inland river system and the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americas. The delta is vast in its agricultural bounties and is vital in supplying one of California’s most necessary natural resources: fresh water. 

The photographs in the exhibition, all by Turner, beautifully illustrate this endangered, yet extraordinarily striking, ecosystem. The exhibition text was developed in collaboration with Christina Swanson, director of the Science Center of The Natural Resources Defense Council, and reflects Californians’ need to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Delta Grandeur is a traveling exhibition from Exhibit Envoy developed by the San Joaquin County Historical Museum and supported by Port of Stockton, River Islands at Lathrop, Financial Center Credit Union, Pacific SouthWest Irrigation Corporation, Arnaiz Construction, Victoria Island Farms, San Francisco Estuary Partnership, Red River Paper, and Valley Moulding, and Rogene Reynolds.