A wonderful river clean-up day event took place out of the Riverside Launch on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Nearly 23 people (locals and out-of-towners...some as far away as Boston!) joined forces to extract 345 lbs of trash (& recyclables) out of the river! We pulled out some amazing "stuff" including: a motorcycle rim, pink sleeping bag, skateboard in a basket, small bike, sports balls, a Kohl shopping cart and much, much more! Kelly brought his 14' fishing boat again to help by off loading debris from kayakers and returning it all to the launch site. We call him...Saint Kelly! We celebrated together on the back porch of Compadres Rio Grille...THE BEST! Thanks to all for being a part of the solution! See you next time!!!
You know it's summer when Kayak NV hits the water with Paul Cooke and the Blue Oak Adventure Camp!!! Year #8 proved to be possibly the best of all with a group of 15 campers and staff "adventuring" out of Kennedy Park. South on the first day to visit the Napa Pipe site where the osprey have their annual nest and bring their babies into the world. Then into Horseshoe Slough where we saw a spectacular bald eagle!!! Day #2 was not a disappointment, as we ventured north to the small slough across from the Riverside Launch. Lots of bird along the way and we even spotted a porpoise! Thanks for a wonderful two days on the water! We look forward to next year!!!
Co-owners Elizabeth “Liza” Pearson and Laurie Aboudara-Robertson have combined their friendship and love of kayaking in their creation of Kayak Napa Valley. Launched in the Fall of 2007, Liza and Laurie continue to paddle with visitors and locals alike, sharing the beauty of the Napa Valley and their passion for kayaking and the outdoors. These are the stories of their adventures along the river.