CanDo Waterways Keepers Teams Up with Napa RCD
Jun 6, 2018 at 3:00pm
CanDo Weekly eNewsletter
Napa Valley CanDo has announced that its Waterways Keepers Coalition is taking its next big step.
Originally a project of Napa Valley CanDo, Waterways Keepers has grown. It's now an inspiring collaborative effort of five local groups. Waterways Keepers success echoes that fact that “when folks work together, we CanDo extraordinary things.”
Coordination of Waterways Keepers is now the responsibility of the very capable Napa County Resource Conservation District whose mission aligns closely with that of the original Waterways Keepers.
One can now go straight to the Napa County Resource Conservation District website to learn how to sign-up to help clean-up.
CanDo’s Waterways Keepers project began almost a decade ago when two CanDo volunteers were bird-watching along Green Island Road and found themselves spotting more litter than birds. They switched gears and started picking up the trash, soon to be joined by others on weekly trash cleanups.
These pioneering CanDo volunteers talked to other local agencies to find out what cleanup efforts were already underway. Leif Bryant from the Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and Stephanie Turnipseed, former Education Coordinator with the Resource Conservation District, welcomed their help. And so CanDo's "Waterways Keepers" project was born.
Since then, Waterways Keepers has gradually grown to a coalition of five local entities: Napa Valley CanDo, Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Napa County Resource Conservation District, Friends of the Napa River, and the Watershed Information and Conservation Council. Together, work has retrieved tons of trash from our local waterways in the past few years.
CanDo is so proud to have inspired this important collaborative effort to keep our precious waterways pristine and eager to see where the Waterways Keepers Coalition goes from here.
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