Bill Wells is the Executive Director of the California Delta Chambers & Visitor's Bureau and writer of the monthly "Delta Rat Scrapbook" column for Bay & Delta Yachtsman magazine. He and his beloved wife Sue cruise their 1937 Stephens classic yacht Ranger to boating events throughout the Delta.
Bill will show us Delta photos dating back to the early 20th century, and explain the early settlement of the Delta by Europeans and before that native Americans.
Bill is a past commodore and current Delta Port Captain of the Northern California Fleet of the Classic Yacht Association as well as an honorary member of the Marina West, Stockton, and Sacramento Yacht Clubs. An active advocate in the fight to preserve and protect the California Delta, he served for two plus years on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan public meeting panel and served for two years on the Delta Protection Commission Advisory Committee. Bill is a frequent contributor to area publications and a guest speaker at events regarding Delta recreation and water issues.