We need your help: Join Friends of the Napa River! Donate!

December 21, 2016 2 comments

The River needs Friends! Won’t you join us? Read more about FONR’s work in our membership letter HERE. To make it all happen, the Napa River needs friends.  DONATE! Any amount will help, and donations are tax-deductible. Read more…

Students at River School work to help the Napa River

May 31, 2017 Leave a comment


Friends of the Napa River and Supervisor Pedroza visited River School to thank and encourage the students for their work supporting a healthy Napa River. The students presented FONR with the donations from their fundraising efforts.

River School teacher Louann Talbert has created a wonderful watershed ecology program for her students.  Her students raise salmon in the classroom, learn from classroom presentations (including from FONR) and go on a number of watershed field trips. At least one of her classes visited the rotary screw fish trap on the Napa River with the Napa RCD and FONR, and others planted oak trees at Alston Park. The program culminates with students working in groups to come up with a project to benefit the river. Four groups chose to have bake sales, a lemonade stand or collect donations as part of their project: 20 students raised nearly $400 for FONR! Other groups conducted river cleanups,  made videos, created websites, and made and distributed fliers to educate the public about the Napa River.

Here are links to a few of their projects:

A couple informative websites: Watershed Tips and  Save our Watershed and Mark’s team website

A flier : Losing our Watershed with a link to Instagram for more information @help_our_watershed

And settle in with some popcorn for this informative short film about the Napa River Watershed

Friends of the Napa River is delighted to lend support to this program, grateful for the support from the students and community, and heartened to see our local students learning about their watershed and taking action to keep our River clean. The little things add up. Well done! Or should I say, a work well begun…?

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Love your watershed

May 20, 2017 Leave a comment

May is Watershed Awareness month, and a beautiful time to get our and enjoy the River. Here are a couple of opportunities to connect with the watersSUP_demo_dayhed today:

  1. Give Stand-up paddle boarding a try: Napa Valley Paddle is hosting a demo day today, May 20th from 10-2, and you can try it out for free. More information.
  2. Movie night! The Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County (EECNC) is hosting a series of movies. Tonight (May 20th) Project Wild Thing will be shown outdoors at Skyline Park. The movie will start at dusk (8:30ish) but come early (7:30)  for a free outdoor yoga session with YogaNV! Bring a blanket or low-backed chairs for the movie.img_7581
  3. Attend the Watershed Symposium on Wednesday, May 24 at Blue Note in Napa: 8-3:00 to gain some in-depth knowledge about our Napa River watershed. More information here: http://www.napawatersheds.org/symposium 

Save the Date! River Concert for Friends, September 30, 2017

April 27, 2017 Leave a comment

The second annual River Concert for Friends at CIA Copia is scheduled for the evening of September 30th! We hope you will join us for an evening of music and celebration alongside the river. Mark your calendar! More details here soon.

Earth Day

April 15, 2017 Leave a comment

Celebrate Earth Day with us: Saturday April 22 from 11-4 in Oxbow Commons Park.

Proposed Cement Plant along the Napa River in Vallejo

February 27, 2017 Leave a comment

Vallejo is currently considering a proposal to build a cement plant and develop a new marine terminal at the vacant General Mills Flour site at the mouth of the Napa River in Vallejo. Read more…

Keeping the Napa River clean!

January 13, 2017 Leave a comment

Help keep the Napa River clean! We can all help by picking up litter when we see it to keep it out of storm drains and ultimately the River. Would you like to participate in clean-up events? Send your contact info to info@fonr.org and we will keep you in the loop for upcoming community events.  Read more…

What a winter! The Oxbow Bypass successfully carried floodwater! 

January 9, 2017 Leave a comment

This January storm put the Oxbow Bypass to work! The flood gates on McKinstry were closed several times this winter so that flood water could flow through the Oxbow Commons. The Oxbow Bypass Read more…