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…

WILD April Lectures

December 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Come learn with us! Back to back opportuinities to learn about the wild species in your backyard, with lectures tonight in Napa and tomorrow night in St. Helena.

WILD NAPA lecture will be Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the Napa Library: Mushrooms! Local Mycologist George Riner will be on hand to discuss our local fungi. Download the flier here: WNapa.Fungi

WILD St. Helena: Thursday, April 13th at 7:00pm, St. Helena Public LibraryBeavers are back! Come learn about the fascinating history and ecology of beavers, and how they are helping restore watersheds, recover endangered species, and increase climate change resiliency. Brock Dolman and Kate Lundquist Co-Directors of the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center WATER Institute, will share research done on the historic range of beaver in California and how you can contribute to the Bring Back the Beaver Campaign View the flier here: WILD Beavers final

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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…

The Oxbow Bypass is working!

January 8, 2017 Leave a comment

The Napa River Flood Control Project is protecting much of downtown Napa (to be completed…)


Riding the Tide: the Napa River Classroom

December 29, 2016 Leave a comment

wt_fundingcrediticonThanks to a grant from the Whale Tail License Plate fund, Friends of the Napa River and the Napa County RCD took students from the Napa and American Canyon Boys and Girls Clubs out kayaking on the Napa River over the summer to let them learn first hand how our river connects to the ocean. The students felt the pull of the tide and noted the saltiness of the water as the high tide brought water from the San Pablo Bay to mix with the fresh water from the Napa River. They learned about the richness of estuary habitats teeming with life, the birds that feed in the mudflats during low tide, and about the salmon and steelhead trout that navigate from freshwater to saltwater and back again during their life cycle. Students also learned about the importance of keeping trash out of our waterways; and that the tide, runoff, and river’s flow carry trash into the ocean. Read more…