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

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…

Thank you to all who donated to Friends via the Napa Valley Give!Guide!

November 7, 2016 Leave a comment

Fgiveguideriends of the Napa River is proud to be one of the local nonprofits featured in the Napa Valley Give!Guide for November-December 2016. This catalog featured 43 local nonprofits working hard to do good in the Napa Valley. Funds raised will help Friends help the river through watershed education and advocacy. The Give!Guide has wrapped up for the year, but you can still help support our work! Donate here. Join us! 

Thank you for your support!

https://www.napavalleygiveguide.org/campaigns/friends-of-the-napa-river/?widget=1

Thanks to Hog Island Oyster Co at the Oxbow Public Market for supporting the Napa River and Friends! 

October 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Hog Island Oyster Co at the Oxbow Public Market hosted a dine & donate for Friimg_6377ends of the Napa River! What a delicious way to support your Napa River! Thanks Hog Island!

River Concert for Friends! SOLD OUT! Thank you all!

August 29, 2016 Leave a comment

River Concert for Friends at CIA Copia

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It was a beautiful evening for Friends of the Napa River’s intimate fundraiser and concert at the newly renovated CIA Copia. The Napa Valley Youth Symphony and Kellie Fuller and Quartet filled the warm air with lovely music for an amphitheater full of guests. The setting could not have been more lovely, with the setting sun, and then the moonlight sparkling on the Napa River behind the stage. Thank you to the Culinary Institute of America for graciously hosting us, thank you sponsors, and thanks to all of the Napa River Community.

More wonderful photos from the evening can be found on Napa Valley Life Social Page and October 9th Napa Valley Register.

The River needs Friends! Join us! Volunteer, donate; share your ideas,  photos,  questions!

A warm thank you to the many businesses and artists who donated fun items to our auction and raffle, and to our major Sponsors:

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Stanly Lane Spur Trail Grant Approved

July 20, 2016 Leave a comment
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Property Owners, Agencies, Volunteers at Stanly Lane

Great news! The City’s grant application to fund planning for the completion of the trail from the end of Stanley Lane out to the Napa River has been approved! FONR helped drive this process by facilitating meetings, helping with grant writing, rounding up letters of support, and providing lots of encouragement to the City and ABAG.

Napa River Dredging Project

July 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Update: the dredging period was extended due to a series of complications, but is now complete. Here are a few photos.

12 July 2016: In cooperation with the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) presented the latest plans for dredging the Napa River to maintain the navigable channel south of the Third Street Bridge in Napa to American Canyon and Vallejo. Read more…