Napa Water Forum 2023 – The Refugia Project: Napa


Napa Water Forum 2023 – The Refugia Project: Napa

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The upcoming Napa Water Forum is the result of 3 years of work by Save Napa Valley Foundation. While creating a true collaboration of community, federal, state, and local regulators, SNVF’s goal has been to remediate over 60 barriers to assure clean, free flowing water in our rivers, creeks, and streams through a project named, Refugia.
Now, according to Lucas Patzek, Executive Director of Napa Resource Conservation District, NRCD along with Napa Flood Control, will begin implementing Refugia as early as May 2023. Consequently, The Napa Water Forum is a time to celebrate Refugia, share knowledge and hear from those who will be initiating exciting next steps; a robust monitoring system to be established due to the state mandated, Groundwater Sustainability Plan.

Save Napa Valley Foundation and its Refugia project wouldn’t be here to celebrate without ongoing support from everyone at Water Audit California and a growing partnership with Napa RCD.
To all, we say a profound Thank you!

Napa Water Forum
March 24th – 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
Native Sons of the Golden West
937 Coombs Street, Napa, CA 94559

Napa Valley Wine Served
Sponsored by Save Napa Valley Foundation

Speakers will include:

Moderator: Professor Ted Grantham, UC Berkeley

Putah Creek; An Example
Rich Marovich, Past Putah Creek Stream Keeper
Max Stephenson, Current Putah Creek Stream Keeper

Resource Conservation District, RCD
Bruce Barge, President, Napa RCD
Lucas Patzek, Executive Director Napa RCD
Martin Perales, Environmental Scientist, Napa RCD
Frances Knapczyk, Program Director, Napa RCD

Brandon Freeman, Executive Director, Napa LAFCO
Collaboration within the County; a potential water district

Craig Weightman, Environmental Program Director, CDFW
Collaboration and Cooperation between county and regulators

Joy Eldredge, Deputy Director of Utilities, City of Napa
Operational standards, monitoring, planning etc
Collaboration with other county water entities
Plans for Conn Dam

Mark Kram, President, Groundswell Technologies
Introduction to contemporary integrated multi-modal monitoring systems