Creek to Bay Cleanup Day
Coastal Cleanup the Napa Way!
Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Site Captain: Napa Valley Fly Fishers
This site can be found at the end of Streblow Drive by following signs to Kennedy Park, just past Napa Valley College. Each year volunteers clean up the Park and boat launch areas along the Napa River. In 2012, 48 volunteers removed 30 pounds of trash and 85 pounds of recyclables along approximately 2 miles of the Napa River. This is an excellent site for students who attend the college, families who use Kennedy Park, and anyone interested in seeing how the Flood Control Project is changing the look of the River.
Napa Creek/Redwood Creek/Pickle Creek
Site Captain: Napa Valley Can Do/Mt. Veeder residents/Cedar Avenue residents
Volunteers will help cleanup Napa Creek alongside members of In Harm’s Way, a recently formed group made up of residents that live along the creek. The site’s downtown location guarantees there will be a lot of trash and debris to pick up. Due to construction downtown on the creek, volunteers cleaning Napa Creek will meet in the parking lot of the Firefighter's Museum at the corner of Main and Pearl Streets in downtown Napa.
Volunteers cleaning Redwood and Pickle Creeks meet at the Dry Creek-Lokoya Fire Station at 5900 Dry Creek Road. In 2012, 35 volunteers cleaned 2775 pounds of trash and 575 pounds of recyclables from 4.0 miles of the creek.
Napa River Ecological Preserve
Site Captain: Holly Thompson
Volunteers will help clean up the Napa River in this 73 acre Preserve owned by the California Department of Fish and Game. Every year, there are never enough volunteers to collect all the trash and debris that visitors leave behind. In 2012, 18 volunteers removed 65 pounds of trash and 90 pounds of recyclables. The Preserve is located on Yountville Cross Road between the Town of Yountville and the Silverado Trail. The Preserve is a wonderful place for families to take a nature walk and see the Napa River meandering down the middle of the valley.
Riverside Drive in Napa
Site Captain: Friends of the Napa River (FONR)
This site is located on Riverside Drive which runs along the Napa River South of the Hatt Building in Napa. Last year, 10 volunteers collected 175 pounds of trash and 95 pounds of recyclables along this one mile stretch of the Napa River. This year FONR will lead the effort to clean up this downtown stretch of the Napa River’s shoreline. Volunteers will meet on Riverside Dr. at the end of Elm St., located south of the Napa City-County Library and the Hatt Building in Napa.
Site Captain: Heather Jackson, Vintage High School
Volunteers will join Heather in a cleanup of Salvador Creek. In 2012, 150 volunteers removed 505 pounds of trash and 585 pounds of recyclables from the creek. This is a great site for families. Meet at the Vintage High School cafeteria at the east end of Trower Avenue in Napa.
Site Captain: Penny Proteau, Sierra Club
This site is located underneath the George F. Butler Bridge (a.k.a the Southern Crossing Bridge). This is where the Napa River approaches the marshes and sloughs before entering San Pablo Bay. In 2012, 5 volunteers removed 125 pounds of trash and 60 pounds of recyclables along 1.5 miles of the Napa River at this site. It’s a good site for people who enjoy viewing wildlife. Volunteers will meet at the chain link fence at the end of Soscol Ferry Road.
South Wetland Opportunity Area
Site Captain: Deborah Elliott, Napa County Public Works & Leif Bryant, Napa County Flood Control & Water Conservation District
This site, located at the extreme southern end of Jefferson Street in Napa, is normally off limits to the public. In 2012, 49 volunteers removed 220 pounds of trash and 100 pounds of recyclables along a 2 mile stretch of the river. Park on Jefferson St. and go through the chain link fence gate and walk toward the Napa River. This is a good site for volunteers who enjoy bird watching, and for those who would like to see the progress that the Flood Control Project has made. Hundreds of acres of newly restored wetlands await the volunteers at this site.
Other Cleanup Sites in Napa County
Lake Berryessa Shoreline Cleanup
Site captain: Marianne Butler, Solano Resource Conservation District
Volunteers will cleanup along the shoreline at several sites. There will be a BBQ lunch, swimming, and volleyball for all volunteers following the cleanup! In 2012, 70 volunteers cleaned the shores and the water of Lake Berryessa removing 628 pounds of trash and 407 pounds of recyclables! To register or for more information, contact Marianne Butler at (707) 301-5778.
American Canyon Town Cleanup
Every year the City of American Canyon leads a town cleanup effort. In 2012, 233 volunteers picked up 1220 pounds of trash and 300 pounds of recyclables! For more information about this year’s sites and meeting locations, contact American Canyon Public Works at (707) 647-4550.
Please contact Stephanie Turnipseed, Creek to Bay Cleanup Day Coordinator, at
(707) 252-4188 x111 or e-mail.