2013 was the driest year in recorded history for many areas of California, and current conditions suggest no change in sight for 2014. Small changes in daily habits can make a big difference in water consumption and water bills. In Napa County, there are lots of incentives and rebate programs to encourage conservation. Use the WICC water conservation page to learn more.
2013 saw the much anticipated opening of Moore Creek Park, a 673 acre open space featuring over 5 miles of hiking trails and spectacular views in a major tributary watershed to Lake Hennessey. The park is the newest gem managed by the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District, and includes part of the Bay Area Ridge Trail’s 550-mile circuitous multi-use trail around the bay area. The public is invited to celebrate the accomplishments of the District at its birthday party on January 14.
The Lake Berryessa Watershed Partnership just completed its summer water quality education program. Bilgee the Bilge Pad and the summer interns distributed hundreds of bilge pads to boaters and completed hundreds of surveys of both boaters and day users. Watch this short video to learn more.