Project Timeline

2020: Early Spring

In early Spring 2020, ACCPF began planning a wetlands ecology center in American Canyon. After working with the City of American Canyon to identify a potential site, ACCPF Board approves an effort to develop Ecology Center in American Canyon.

September 2021

In 2021, planning and outreach began. ACCPF met with partners and community groups to better understand community needs. $100,000 in seed funding was raised at An Evening at the Ruins event.

October 2021

City of American Cayon and ACCPF agree to repurpose the site and the ACCPF presents to the Council.

February 2022

In 2022, community engagement began and project leaders embark on robust Communtiy Outreach and project planning efforts. Tabling, surveys, and community events gather input from residents on the project.

May 2022

First Conceptual designs were unveiled.

April 2023

San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority approves funding for Community Outreach and Project Development.

May 2023

September 2023

September 2023 – Project Team Submits Entitlement application to City of American Canyon.

Napa River Ecology Center website launched.

January 2024

February 2024

Spring 2026

Ecology Center Opens for All!


The Napa River Ecology Center is a partnership project between ACCPF and the City of American Canyon. We encourage public input and partnership and strive to keep the community updated on important milestones. Sign up for our newsletter to hear about public meetings, project updates, and opportunities to get involved.

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