Acorns to Oaks, Students To Stewards
Frances Knapczyk, Stewardship Facilitator
Thirteen classes of Napa Valley school children planted Valley Oak acorns at six different sites in Napa County during fall of 2013. The 320 students who participated in the fall field trips will visit their planting sites in Spring 2014 to check whether or not their acorns sprouted, remove weeds and add mulch around the new seedlings. If one acorn spouts at each of the planting sites, we could see almost 600 new protected oak trees in the County. This LandSmart for Kids program is generously supported by Friends of the Napa River, North Bay Watershed Association, and public and private land managers who allow students to collect, plant, and care for acorns on their properties.
November 14: Senator Lois Wolk toured the Napa River to learn more about the Flood Control and River Restoration project. Her voice is important to continue State support for the project. She was accompanied by her field representative Tracy Krumpen; FONR board members Jim Hench, Chuck Shinnamon, Bernhard Krevet; Rick Thomasser and Phil Miller of the Flood Control District.
Everyone is invited to help celebrate the new boat dock in downtown Napa!
A dedication and ribbon-cutting event for Napa’s new Main Street Boat Dock is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. The gathering will take place at the gangway entrance to the dock on the Riverfront Promenade, adjacent to the 600 block of Main Street. Friends of the Napa River was instrumental in the design of the new dock.
The brief ceremony will include comments from Napa Mayor Jill Techel and others involved in construction of the new dock.
Congratulations to FONR Board Members Barry Christian and Karen Bower Turjanis for their appointments as new directors for the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District. Karen is representing Ward 1, filling the vacancy resulting from the resignation of long-time board member Harold Kelly. (More in the Napa Valley Register.)
Barry was appointed in July representing Ward 5, filling the vacancy resulting from the death of long-time board member Myrna Abramowicz (More in the Napa Valley Register.)