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!
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:
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 earthdaynapa.com.
Have you seen the construction on the Dry Bypass in downtown Napa? You can visit the project website for updates at Napa River Dry Bypass. Here are a couple of photos:
The view from the 1st Street Bridge looking north toward Soscol Street.
Looking east from McKinstry Street toward the Napa River, Copia and the Oxbow Public Market.
Friends of the Napa River enjoyed talking about the Napa River with visitors at the 19th annual San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival in February. Popular topics included the need for more river access for kayaks and the current construction of the Oxbow bypass. Check back here for more information on those topics soon!
Please join us in welcoming Rex Stults as a new member of the FONR Board of Directors. Rex currently serves as government relations director for the Napa Valley Vintners, where he oversees all Napa name protection efforts, industry issue work and the sustainability initiatives for the 500 member non-profit trade association representing the local wine industry. Prior to joining the Napa Valley Vintners’ staff in 2006, Rex was CEO of the St. Helena Chamber of Commerce. Rex’s other activities include past president and graduate of Leadership Napa Valley, serving on the board of Free the Grapes! and volunteering as a youth basketball coach in Napa for more than 20 years. Rex is a Napa resident and enjoys spending time traveling with his wife Gillian and their two children. We are delighted to have Rex join us!