As you may have heard, our resort will be participating in Giving Tuesday this year with our Week of Giving and Thanks! We partnered with the charity, Friends of the Napa River, and have already donated $500 to support their cause. But who are the Friends of the Napa River?
Friends of the Napa River is a 501©(3) non-profit in Napa Valley, and was established in 1994. Through the years, they have worked on multiple projects to preserve and protect the Napa River, including flood protection, boating, fishing, watershed restoration, and more. Their primary goal is to raise the community’s awareness of the river as a valuable, but impaired, resource.
Friends of the Napa River do an assortment of things to help protect this resource. They continually host river cleanups, advocate at governmental meetings on behalf of the river, participate in local committees, put together educational materials and offer classroom presentations, and so much more. They even host events to celebrate the river, like the River Concert for friends at CIA Copia, and the River Festival featuring the Napa Valley Symphony.
The Napa River spans 426 square miles on its 50 mile journey from Mt. St. Helena to the San Pablo Bay. The river is home to many different species, including salmon, steelhead spawn, bluegill and black bass, mallards, wood ducks, herons, beaver, and river otter. Friends of the Napa River are hard at work to restore habitats, protect the wildlife, and improve the overall health of the river.
As you may know, our resort sits along the Napa River. Many of our guests enjoy walks down the path, sipping on wine, and indulging in the serenity of the flowing water. We love our location, and know that our guests do too, and we want to help protect the river as much as we can.
Learn more about Friends of the Napa River and on their website, fonr.org.