Join us this Wednesday at Copia Theater to view “The Russian River: All Rivers – The Value of an American Watershed”

April 30, 2015 Leave a comment

Friends of the Napa River is co-sponsoring one more screening of “The Russian River: All Rivers – the Value of an American Watershed” at Copia Center Theater on Wednesday May 20th at 7pm. This interesting and informative film leads to conversations about water issues and our own Napa River. There is no charge to attend but donations are welcome. Follow this link to reserve seats:

The flier for the screenings can be viewed here: RRiver-Copia and short trailer for the film can be found here:

Donations to help support the showing of this film can be made through Friends of the Napa River. Use ‘Russian River Film’ in the subject line of your check or “special instructions” to donate via a PayPal.

County seeks more money for Napa flood protection

April 30, 2015 Leave a comment

From the Napa Valley Register:

Whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will consider Napa County’s pitch for another $76 million for Napa flood protection remains the $100,000 question. Local leaders continue pressing to keep the Napa flood bypass – scheduled to be completed in mid-July – from being the finale of the city’s flood control project, approved by voters in 1998.

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The Napa River section of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail

April 22, 2015 Leave a comment

On April 21, the Napa County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution in support of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail and its designation as a priority conservation area. Proposed Napa River water trail sites include Trancas Park, Jim Hench Memorial Kayak Launch, Downtown Napa Dock at 4th St., Riverside Drive, Kennedy Park, Cuttings Wharf, and Green Island, This PDF shows proposed dock/launch locations: SF Bay Area Water Trail Map and additional details are here: SF Bay Area Water Trail description. For more information about the SF Bay Area Water Trail, visit

Napa Valley League of Women Voters Community Forum: A Rising River Runs Through Us

April 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Friends of the Napa River will join a panel this Wednesday to discuss the history of the Napa River and the changes we may see with the rapid changes in climate and sea level projected over the next 100 years.  For more information, visit

AmazonSmile supports FONR

April 11, 2015 Leave a comment

Friends of the Napa River will receive half of a percent of your purchases made on Amazon!
To get started, please follow this link: AmazonSmile for FONR

Thank you!

Agricultural Protection Advisory Committee

April 8, 2015 Leave a comment

On April 7, the Napa County Board of Supervisors appointed members to the ad hoc Agricultural Protection Advisory Committee. The group will make recommendations to the Planning Commission on proposed revisions to the Winery Definition Ordinance. The committee will meet 10 a.m., the second and fourth Mondays of every month beginning April 13.

Members of this committee include three FONR Board members (Shari Gardner for District 3, Dave Graves for District 1, Rex Stults for the Napa Valley Vintners, alternate).
See attached PDF document.
They have their work cut out for the next couple of months.
Thanks to each one for participating in this important effort to protect the Napa River watershed!

Same mission, new logo

April 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Friends of the Napa River is as committed as ever to our mission to serve as “the community’s voice for the responsible protection, restoration, development and celebration of the Napa River and its watershed,” and now we have a bright new logo:

FOTNR logo 2015-final


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