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COVID-19 Resources for NVG Members

Developments related to COVID-19 are rapidly evolving. As public health experts continue to assess the impact in the U.S., it is important to note that all the current expert advice indicates that people should continue their daily practice of everyday preventive actions and follow OSHA field sanitation standards. We encourage you all to share facts, and not fear.

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers are monitoring the situation and the well-being of our members, staff, participants, and the community is our top priority.  Please find a consolidated list of notable resources regarding COVID-19 on NVG's dedicated webpage, we'll continue to update as more information is known. 

Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) for Vineyard Properties in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek Watersheds

On July 12, 2017, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted the proposed WDR for Vineyard Properties in the Napa River and Sonoma Creek Watersheds. NVG's Industry Issues Committee has represented members on this issue for nearly a decade via direct meetings, public comments, and joint advocacy with a regional coalition of agricultural organizations.

Napa Valley Grapegrowers has a long track record of spearheading best practices programs to protect local water quality, and we continue to be committed to viticultural practices that help to protect our natural resources while farming to the highest quality.

NVG Members are encouraged to visit NVG's dedicated WDR webpage for compliance instructions, deadlines, and more.

Napa County Climate Action Plan

Since 2008, Napa County has been in the process of developing a CAP for the unincorporated county. NVG has actively participated in and advocated for growers in these discussions throughout the last decade. 

NVG’s mission ‘to preserve and promote Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards’ makes us a committed partner in protecting Napa Valley’s environmental assets. As an organization, NVG understands the importance of developing a Climate Action Plan (CAP) that is both feasible and effective at preserving our local environment, to the benefit of the community at large, as well as to the agricultural industry.

NVG Members are encouraged to visit NVG's dedicated CAP webpage to view county updates, current deadlines and documents, as well as public comment submitted by the organization.

Fire Preparedness Resources Guide

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The NVG Post-Fire Resources Guide  was created to help with immediate questions and to map out pathways for getting assistance after disaster. Please check back for updates to the Resources Guide on the NVG website. For additional services, we also recommend consulting the NVG Associate Member directory.

Creating an Equitable Farming Community

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers support the Black community in condemning racial injustice. We believe in leveling the playing field through education to create a truly equitable farming community. Joining the momentum across the globe advocating for systemic change, our staff and board members commit to taking meaningful action.  We have identified the following initial steps, which we will take immediately. These will be incorporated into our guiding principles.