May is Watershed Awareness month in Napa County, and Friends of the Napa River is co-sponsoring screenings of “The Russian River: All Rivers – the Value of an American Watershed” at Copia Center Theater on Wednesday May 13th at 7pm, and Wednesday May 20th at 7pm. This interesting and informative film leads to conversations about our own Napa River. There is no charge to attend but donations are welcome. Follow one of the links below to reserve seats:
The flier for the screenings can be viewed here: RRiver-Copia
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.
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.
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 http://sfbaywatertrail.org/.
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 http://napa.ca.lwvnet.org/river.html
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
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.
Thanks to each one for participating in this important effort to protect the Napa River watershed!