Are you a fan of sustainability and music?

If you answered, “Yes!” then keep reading!

Sustainable Napa County (SNC) is working with Napa Recycling and Waste Services and the Napa Valley Expo to increase waste diversion, recycling, and food composting during BottleRock Napa Valley and is putting together a community-based Green Team to help.

What is the Green Team’s role?
The Green Team will provide helpful guidance to BottleRock guests as to proper disposal of their waste, recycling, and compostable items. Members of the Green Team will be assigned a station or area during a four-hour shift and will:
· Advise and help guests in making the right decision about where to dispose of their waste, recycling, and compostable waste items;
· Monitor high volume waste areas (such as Food Court areas and tables);
· Provide minor “table bussing” and dispose of items as needed;
· Notify waste management staff of areas in need of attention and cleanup.
Green Team members will not be asked to physically lift waste receptacles, bags or waste containers.

Can the Green Team catch some of the musical acts?
Of course! As a Green Team member, you are welcome to stay after your shift ends to enjoy the festival and some tunes.

Green Team dates and shifts:
There are two, four-hour shifts per day for the three-day event. You may volunteer for multiple days if you wish…the more you work the more you watch:

· Friday, May 26: 1:00 – 5:00pm (FULL). 5:00 – 9:00pm (FULL)
· Saturday, May 27: 1:00 – 5:00pm 5:00 – 9:00pm
· Sunday, May 28: 1:00 – 5:00pm 5:00 – 9:00pm

How do I become a Green Team member?
· Contact SNC by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
· Put “BRNV Green Team” in the Subject line of your email.
· Indicate date(s) and shift(s) for which you wish to volunteer.
· Please provide your full name, preferred email address, and cell phone # in the body of the email.
· Once we receive your request, you will receive a confirmation and more details about being on the Green Team including event entry, parking, etc.

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RFP for Design-Build Services for Compost Operation and Stormwater Improvement Project at City’s Materials Diversion Facility

The City of Napa Public Works Department has issued a Request for Proposal for Design-Build Services for Compost Operation and Stormwater Improvements at the Materials Diversion Facility. Proposals are due at 4:00pm (Pacific Time) on July 21, 2017.

The project consists of the following elements:

1. Covered Aerated Static Pile (CASP) Composting System
2. Aerated Static Pile (ASP) Composting System
3. Composting and Industrial Operations Stormwater Permit Analysis, Permitting, Design and Construction of Stormwater/Wastewater Facilities for Compliance
4. Metal Canopy Roof Structure in Recycling Storage Area
5. Potential Metal Canopy Roof Structures in Compost Pre-Processing Area
6. Loading Dock Relocation
7. Driveway Expansion

The project is design-build and requires an experienced team of engineers and construction professionals to plan, design, permit and construct the facilities in a cost effective and timely manner.

A MANDATORY Pre-Proposal meeting will be conducted on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 1:30pm (Pacific Time) at the Materials Diversion Facility at 820 Levitin Way in American Canyon, California. A representative of the proposing firm is required to attend this meeting in order to propose on the project.

The City has completed CEQA review for the major improvements and initiated CEQA on the other elements of the project. Bond financing has been secured for the project. The City plans to select a design-build contractor by August 11, 2017, issue a Notice to Proceed by September 18, 2017, and expects all design and construction to be complete on the project by October 15, 2018. The City expects to enter into a lump sum/maximum guaranteed price design-build agreement for the project.

The RFP package includes the following documents:
• Request for Proposal document
• Attachments A-G (Note: Attachment G will be issued by Addendum at a later date.)
• Exhibits 1-18 to Attachment E

For the complete RFP package, go to the Public Works page on the City of Napa website, or click here for the full RFP.

Water-Wise Landscaping Workshops in May

While this amazing winter has erased our most recent drought, Californians know that our unpredictable climate makes water conservation a way of life here. The start of the irrigation season is the perfect time to learn appropriate water-wise habits, as efficient outdoor use remains the key to a reliable water future. Starting May 8, the Spring 2017 Water-Wise Landscaping Workshop Series has the City of Napa and UC Master Gardeners of Napa County once again teaming up to share the latest in smart sprinkler operation, drip irrigation, greywater, rainwater harvesting, garden design, and climate-appropriate plant selection. For three consecutive Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Senior Center, 1500 Jefferson Street in Napa, attendees will hear expert presentations, access free literature and water-saving tools, and possibly come home with a valuable door prize. Workshops are free, but please register by calling (707) 257-9497, or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Workshop details below:

Smart Irrigation Techniques for Spray or Drip
Monday, May 8, 6:30-8:30 pm
After reviewing the eight principles of water-wise landscaping, City Water Division staff and a local irrigation pro will provided tips on sprucing up your sprinkler system for the summer, taking control of your timer, avoiding water waste violations, using the Sprinkler Times online tool/smartphone app, and upgrading to a weather-based "Smart" controller. A local Master Gardener will help solve the mysteries of drip irrigation, the most efficient water delivery system for plants. Real-life drip applications will be discussed and system components will be displayed.

Alternative Sources: Greywater & Rainwater
Monday, May 15, 6:30-8:30 pm
Greywater systems pass used household water through mulch and soil to nourish plants in the landscape. City Water Division staff will demonstrate set-up of a basic Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System, showing attendees how to reuse their washing machine outflow without needing a costly permit. A local landscape design pro will illustrate the best ways to capture rainwater for later irrigation use, how and why to install a rain garden, and the importance of soils, amendments, and mulch. The "sheet mulching" technique for lawn removal will be highlighted.

Picking Perfect Plants for Your Garden
Monday, May 22, 6:30-8:30 pm
Local landscape designers will demonstrate that water-efficient is anything but boring. Colorful and beautiful tree, shrub, perennial, grass, vine, and groundcover species will be discussed, along with landscape design principles including hydrozoning. Dozens of plants will be on hand for viewing, including California natives. "Cash for Grass" rebates and local demonstration gardens will be publicized.

City Clerk announces Commission openings

Want to make a difference in your community? Do you have expertise you could share? The City Clerk is accepting applications from Napa Residents for a total of four openings; one to serve on the Civil Service Commission, two to serve on the Cultural Heritage Commission, and one to serve on the Tree Advisory Commission.

Read more: City Clerk announces Commission openings