NAPA RIVER ECOLOGY CENTER
Where Nature & Community FlouriSh Together
The Napa River Ecology Center will create a community gathering space where nature, art, and science shine. Visitors to the Ecology Center can take classes and programs, learn about watershed science, meander new wetlands paths, and connect with nature through art. School groups and field trips are welcome. Napa River Ecology Staff are experts in Watershed Education and conservation.
Approximately 5,000 square feet of indoor space situated on two beautiful riparian acres encourage indoor/outdoor learning. A covered outdoor classroom, indoor gathering area, and learning garden make hands-on learning exciting, inviting, and fun. The Napa River Ecology Center is designed to welcome school groups and field trips as well as community seminars, wildlife festivals, and more. The .5 mile accessible Wetlands Discovery Path offers a rotating display of Watershed and environmental education signage.
With outdoor seating, fire pits, viewing deck, walking paths, indoor and outdoor access the Napa River Ecology Center is a home for our community.
Maker’s Space/Environmental Artist Workshop
The Ideal Location
205 Wetlands Edge Road, American Canyon
The 2.5 acre Napa River Ecology Center site is located along the Napa River Wetlands and adjacent to the San Francisco Bay Trail and Bay Water Trail. The site is within a 15 minute walking distance to three Napa Valley Unified District schools – two elementary and one middle school, as well as a 10 minute walking distance to Boys and Girls Club American Canyon Club House.
The site is approximately ¾ mile from the Napa Bay Trail Wetlands Trailhead which provides 10 miles of trails with an estimated visitation of 5,000 + from throughout the region. Furthermore, the Ecology Center is directly accessible from Highway 29, a major artery into the Napa Valley and centrally located to major interstates 80 and 37.
Let's Build the Ecology Center!
Donate to our Capital Campaign and help bring the Napa River Ecology Center to life!