Who is the WICC and what do they do?
The Watershed Information Center and Conservancy (WICC) of Napa County guides and supports the community in its efforts to maintain and improve the health of Napa County's watershed lands.
Collaboration is the most effective way to accomplish the mission of the WICC. The WICC supports and promotes the activities of watershed groups and organizations working within Napa County, and strives to facilitate cooperation among them. Participation in the WICC and provision of information to the WICC website is done voluntarily.
The WICC is intended to be part of the solution to watershed issues and concerns. The WICC remains politically neutral and not involved in the regulatory process, but rather collects and disseminates the best possible information to aid those involved in policy and decision-making.
The WICC seeks monies and grants from foundations, private individuals, organizations, and local, state and federal government agencies to address the financial needs to further its mission and goals.
The WICC Board of Directors
The Napa County Board of Supervisors passed Resolution No. 02-103 on May 21, 2002, creating the Watershed Information Center and Conservancy (WICC) Board. The WICC Board serves as an advisory committee to the Board of Supervisors.
The role of the WICC Board is to assist the Supervisors in their decision-making process and serve as a conduit for citizen input by gathering, analyzing and recommending options related to the management of watershed resources countywide. The WICC Board has a responsibility to publicly evaluate and discuss matters relating to watershed restoration and resource protection activities, coordination of land acquisition, development of a long-term watershed resource management plans and programs. The WICC also serves to provide public outreach and education, monitoring and assessment coordination, and data management of Napa County's water and watershed resources.
The WICC Board holds regular public meetings on the fourth Thursday of every month and all are welcome to attend and participate. For more information on the Board's upcoming meetings please contact us.