About Protect Rural Napa
Protect Rural Napa, established in 2014, is a public benefit organization that advocates for local and state legislation and planning decisions regarding land use development that encourage:
- preservation of natural resources and soil conservation
- promotion of water availability and quality
- improvement in the health of our river and stream ecosystems
- overall reduction of traffic congestion and promotion of traffic safety
- reduction of air, noise and light pollution
- prevention of wild land fires including the promotion of wildfire safety
- protection of open spaces.
In 1968 the Napa Valley floor was established as an Agricultural Preserve (AP zone), and in the 1973 Napa County General Plan much of the remainder of the county was established as an Agriculture/Watershed Open Space (AW zone). Limits to the development of non-agricultural uses in the last 45 years have meant that a county so close to the urban sprawl of the San Francisco Bay Area has managed to retain much of its rural character. But despite the protections inherent in the AP and AW zoning, development pressures hoping to turn Napa land to more profitable use are constant. Revisions to the General Plan to increase profitability have been enacted, resulting each time in a dilution in the commitment to the original intention.
Protect Rural Napa has been created in an effort to reinforce the original intentions of the Ag Preserve through local community support and action. As a community, we have the opportunity to challenge the adverse impacts of commercial opportunism that the county has seemed to encourage in the last few years. We need to act on that opportunity. Please Join us.
- Protect Rural Napa
P.O. Box 5184
Napa, CA 94581
Board of Directors
|Lauren Griffiths||President||Board Log In|
|Ann Palotas|| Vice President|
|Glenn Schreuder|| Treasurer
|Amber Manfree|| Secretary
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