July  18, 2014 Issue: Vol 4 Issue 12 
Sick InfantHelp Stop Whooping Cough
Napa County has one of the highest rates of pertussis (whooping cough) in the Bay Area. Make sure your child’s vaccines are up to date. Pregnant women and adults with close contact to infants under 6 months should get a Tdap booster shot.  Find out more from Public Health.
MosquitoWest Nile Virus is in Napa County
The first bird in Napa County to test positive for West Nile Virus in 2014 has been identified.  Residents are asked to report dead birds and squirrels to (877) WNV-BIRD.  Learn how to protect yourself with the 3 Ds.
eucalyptus trees on fireWildfires contained, caution still urged
The Butts and Monticello Fires have been 100% contained thanks to the excellent work of the responding fire agencies.  However CalFire continues to urge caution due to high fire danger.  Check the CalFire website for the latest about fires in California.  Get tips on how to prepare yourself for wildfire season from FEMA.
2011 BoardNext Board meeting is Tuesday, July 22
The agenda will be available the week of July 21. You can check agendas, research minutes or watch recorded meetings at any time on our website.
Little girl with appleHelp make a plan to fight obesity in Napa County Friday, July 25
On Friday, July 25 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the NCTPA Board Room, 625 Burnell Street in Napa join community partners interested in creating a county-wide plan to reduce obesity at the Live Healthy Napa County (LHNC) Obesity Prevention Planning meeting. Visit the LHNC page for more information and like LHNC on Facebook.
Bothe-Napa campingFree "park"-ing on Sunday, July 27!
On July 27, you can discover Bothe-Napa Valley State Park and Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park, both north of St. Helena, with NO admission charge. Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District is partnering with Bay Area Ridge Trail Council and the Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition on the special day. At noon, Redwood Trail in Bothe-Napa Valley Park will be dedicated as the newest 3 miles of the planned 550-mile Bay Ridge Trail! Find out more about Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, the Bay Area Ridge Trail or the July 27 Discovery Day!
Election BallotNovember election filing now open, deadline Friday, August 8
Candidates for municipal councils, school districts, the Napa Valley Community College and Napa County Board of Education have until Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at 5 p.m. to file for election. Find out more and read the candidate handbook here.
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