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…

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…

Be a Friend to the Napa River: join us! Volunteer! 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. With your help we can continue to provide river and watershed education and advocacy.  Please consider making a DONATION. Any amount will help, and donations are tax-deductible. Read more…

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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