We all know that while the drought is over, water conservation remains a way of life in California. Three Napa High School students just demonstrated this is in a big way, by winning 1st place in the 2nd annual Napa County Water Conservation Video Contest. Their fast-paced, 30-second public service announcement brilliantly captures this year’s contest theme, Reimagine Your Yard – Conserving Water Outdoors. Congratulations to the team of Sarah Lippmann, Andrew Raymond, and Elena Ingram, who created the winning video at the urging of their science teacher Rob Kohl. Each will receive a $60 gift card to the Century Napa Valley Theatre. Their winning video plays before all films shown April 21-27! It’s also on the web at www.napawatersheds.org/psacontest.
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Please join us next Tuesday, April 25, at 6:30pm to review concepts for updating the play structures at Playground Fantastico. THe meeting will be held at Harvest Middle School Cafeteria at 2449 Old Sonoma Road. Representatives from Ross Recreation and the City of Napa will be available to collect community input and gather priorities for a new play structure. All ages are welcome!
After a winter spent dutifully protecting the City from floodwaters, Downtown Napa’s Oxbow Commons awakens this spring to host our annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22nd. Presented by the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County (EECNC), the festival runs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and features exhibitor booths displaying environmental products, services, games, and giveaways. Earth Day 2017 is a fun, educational event for the entire family, offering information on a host of important topics - alternative energy, local agriculture, water conservation, pollution prevention, recycling, and more. Children will have a blast in the expanded Kids Zone sponsored by Camp Ursa Major. With the stage sponsored by BottleRock Napa Valley, festival attendees will also enjoy an amazing lineup of local and regional musical talent, interspersed with entertaining dance performances.
Earth Day 2017 is free of course, but attendees are encouraged to purchase the delicious food, wine, and beer offered by local vendors. Event beverage sales fund field trip bus grants offered by EECNC. These grants enable local students to visit sites such as Connolly Ranch, Bothe State Park, and the Napa River Ecological Reserve where they gain appreciation for our local environment. Beverage sales proceeds also support the Darcy Aston Environmental Advocacy Scholarship, awarded by EECNC to local students pursuing a career in the sciences.
One beverage that will not be available for sale is bottled water. Attendees are urged to bring their own reusable bottle for the “Water Bar” filling station. Earth Day 2017 will also minimize transportation impacts, with bus rides free April 20-22 thanks to the VINE! For cyclists, the Napa County Bicycle Coalition will provide free valet bike parking at the event.
Napa’s annual Earth Day Celebration would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors. Special thanks go out to Sustaining Sponsors – Napa Valley Vintners' Napa Green Certified Winery and Certified Land programs, BottleRock Napa Valley, and Camp Ursa Major. For a complete list of sponsors, exhibitors, vendors, and entertainment, please check the festival web site at EarthDayNapa.com.
For those who can start their Earth Day a little early, the 12th annual Spring Clean provides an opportunity. Before coming to the celebration, volunteers will join the Napa County Resource Conservation District from 9:00 am to Noon to clean up the Napa River, downtown streets, and beyond. Visit naparcd.org for details on how to participate.
The fun doesn’t stop when the Earth Day Celebration ends at Oxbow Commons either. The 3rd annual Earth Night at Connolly Ranch is the after party you won’t want to miss. From 5:00 to 10:00 pm, enjoy music, dance, food and wine, recycled art, moonlit nature hikes, stargazing, and even aerial acrobatics! Visit connollyranch.org for more information and to purchase tickets for that event.
For more information, please contact Taylor Radek at (707) 974-7498.
Starting today - Monday, April 3 - residential and commercial streets will be swept once monthly from February through September and twice monthly from October through January. This new schedule will allow the City to enhance customer service and also help keep decrease pollution entering our storm drains. Street sweeping will occur more frequently during leaf season.
You can view the new routes and schedules on our interactive map; just zoom in or enter your address! You can learn more about street sweeping, leaf season, holiday schedules and more by visiting our Street Sweeping page:
The City of Napa Public Works Department issued a Request for Qualifications for Design-Build Services for the Dwight Murray Plaza.
The Project includes reconstruction of the existing Dwight Murray Plaza to create an entirely at-grade public space. The public space shall complement and enhance surrounding uses while providing a useful gathering space, recreational use and a place for public art.
The design-build team will be responsible for all design & construction services associated with the demolition of existing improvements, filling the below-grade portion of the Plaza, providing adequate surface drainage, installing a new Plaza surface and other landscape pavers and providing electrical service for lighting as well as planting trees and landscaping.
RFQ: Dwight Murray Plaza Due: November 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM
RFQ Issued……………………………………………………….………………………………. 10/17/16
Non-mandatory Information Meeting……………………………………… 10:30AM on 10/25/16
Inquiry Deadline……………………………………….……………………..…... 4:00PM on 10/28/16
Qualifications Due ……………………………….………………………………. 4:00PM on 11/18/16
For more information contact:
Demery and Associates
To view the RFQ in full, click here.