Updated June, 2021
Kimberly Richard (Commission member since 2017) and Greg Matsumoto (Commission member since 2018) were reappointed as Commissioners by the Board of Supervisors in March 2021, and David Whitmer continues as our Planning Commission Representative (since 2019). Welcome back, all, and thank you for your continued service!
Greg Matsumoto is serving as the Chair, with Ina Pisani (Commission member since 2010) serving as Vice-Chair of the Commission for 2021 – congratulations to you both!
Recent WCC events included visits to the Napa Wildlife Rescue in its new location at 4001 Middle Avenue. A repeat grant award recipient from the WCC, the Napa Wildlife Rescue gave the Commission a tour of the new wildlife clinic and rehabilitation areas in January, and shared plans for the new perimeter fence for which the grant was awarded in the last 2020-21 grant cycle. In June, the WCC met at the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge at Buchli Station Road in Napa, where the Commission heard about the Refuge from Mark White, Napa County Fish & Game Warden.
The Napa County Wildlife Conservation Commission announces the availability of grant funding, and, on July 1, 2021 will begin accepting applications for the 2021 WCC Grant Cycle. The grants are intended to support the preservation, propagation, and protection of fish and wildlife in Napa County. The funding for these grants is provided by California Department of Fish and Wildlife fines, local fines and settlements, and the general fund. Grant applications are due no later than Monday, August 2, 2021.