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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…)

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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…

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

December 21, 2016 2 comments

It has been a busy year, and 2017 promises to be even busier! Read more about it 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 NAPA! March is an extra WILD month!

December 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Come learn with us! The next WILD NAPA lecture will be Wednesday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Napa Library: Freshwater shrimp! Download the flier here: WILD NAPA – CAFWShrimpWILD American Canyon – Edible Plants on March 15th, and new this month: WILD St. Helena – Salmon and Trout at the St. Helena Library,  Tuesday, March 14th at 5:30. Read more…