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

Celebrate Earth Day in Napa, April 25

March 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Visit the FONR table at the Earth Day celebration: Veterans Park in downtown Napa, Saturday April 25 from 10-3. There will be live music and activities, as well as food and beverages available to purchase. From 8-10 a.m., Friends of the Napa River will host the clean up along the Napa River at Riverside Drive and Elm Street. We’d love to have your help to keep the Napa River clean! For more information, visit this article in the Napa Register or

Napa will get the flood control bypass landscaping of its dreams, complete with more vegetation to help with erosion control.

March 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Friends of the Napa River is excited to learn that Congressman Mike Thompson was able to secure the $1.8 million necessary to restore the originally envisioned landscaping for the project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had switched to a stripped-down landscaping plan to control costs. Friends has actively worked with the Flood Control District and the City of Napa to design this space as a community park usable for entertainment and trail access to the river, with an aesthetically pleasing interface to the surrounding businesses and properties.

To learn more, read Barry Eberling’s report in the Napa Valley Register.


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