Success on the River:
Go Green Saturdays - - -
Our Ongoing Commitment
Kayak NV continues our commitment
to our Napa River clean-up days. Three to four times per year we gather willing individuals to assist in freeing the
river or trash and debrie. Paddlers arm themselves with gloves, trash bags and a "can do" spirit and head
out to collect as much garbage as they possibly can. During a Go Green Clean-Up Day in April, our dedicated friend of
Kayak NV, Rick, and his brother once again donated the use of their boat for the purpose of hauling the trash for the hardworking
volunteers. An amazing collection of trash including a microwave oven and a shopping cart, was extracted from the river.
As has become our tradition, we all gathered at The Rio Grill Compadres for a delicious lunch provided
by another friend of Kayak NV, owner Rick Enos.
Napa Valley Register article
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trips have brought us up close and personal with our elusive pinniped friend! "Artemus" (our
name for him) swam along side our kayaks for about half an hour. He/she at one time actually went right under our bow
of the kayak! The photo shows him/her pop up right behind Laurie. We were in awe of his gracefulness and speed.
What a treat! Click on the photo to get a better view.
For the past few weeks,
we've seen the sea lion every time we've been out. He/she has been spotted as far north as Napa Mill and as far
south as Kennedy Park. There must be more than enough fish to keep him/her happy and satisfied!
While exploring one of the Napa River sloughs, we
saw two cranes, a white greater egret, and my favorite, a river otter. The otter kept us in his sights for about 20
minutes, keeping a safe distance. It was definitely a "moment," as Laurie would say.
We look forward to seeing more of our "friends
of the river" in 2010 and hope that you will join in the adventure.
Kayak NV Supports the Creek to Bay Cleanup Day
September 20, 2008
Working in conjunction with Napa County Resource Conservation District, Kayak NV donated the
use of its kayaks for its cleanup efforts. Over 100 volunteers met at Kennedy Park to help restore the beauty of the
river by eliminating and recycling plastic bottles, trash and manmade debris.
Since our inaugural event, Kayak NV has held and continues to offer river clean up events. With a grant from Cal
Recycle and in partnership with the City of Napa and Compadres Rio Grille, paddlers are invited to help clean the river then
enjoy an off the menu lunch. Register through Napa Park & Rec Department.
See Article from Napa Valley Register