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Project Background and Description
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From Downtown Napa:
- Take Hwy 29 (St Helena Hwy) North for approx.14 miles, 2.9 miles north
- of Yountville.
- Turn right at Oakville Cross Road.
- Turn left on Silverado Trail, then right on Hwy 128.
- At the far end of Lake Hennessy, past the boat launch, the road will fork.
- Follow Chiles Pope Canyon Road to the left. In 1.3 miles, turn left through the gate (follow V-O-Cal signs).
- The turn into the gate is immediately after a stone bridge and immediately before a horse corral. Once you turn into the driveway, please drive slowly on the narrow paved road.
- Continue past the gatehouse on the left and you will arrive at the parking lot in 0.1mile.
From SF and the Peninsula:
- Take Hwy 101 or 280 to SF.
- Follow signs to Bay Bridge/80 East.
- Take the Hwy 37 exit West to Napa, then Hwy 29 exit North to Napa.
- Follow directions above from Downtown Napa.
Level of Effort
Project Fact SheetFact Sheet
(4:30 pm to 10 pm – Gear/passenger shuttles run from parking area to camp area.)
5:00pm - Registration and camping opens at Moore Creek. DINNER IS NOT PROVIDED.
(6:45 am to 8am– Gear/passenger shuttles run from parking area to camp area.)
7:30am - Registration, light breakfast, and lunch packing begin at Center Camp.
8:30 am – Morning greeting, announcements, stretching and safety talk. Project begins.
12:30pm - Break for lunch on trail.
3:00 pm – Head back to camp.
4:00 pm – Drinks, appetizers and socializing. Solar showers available.
5:45 pm – Dinner and entertainment.
6:45am - Morning shuttle starts7:30am - Check in and lunch packing begin. Hot breakfast is served.
7:30 am – Registration and lunch packing begin. Hot breakfast is served.
8:30am - Morning greeting, announcements, warm-up and safety talk near the Entry Kiosk. Project begins.
11:30am - Break for lunch on trail.
12:30pm - Head back to camp, clean tools, pack gear and truck.
Things to Do Before or After the Project
What to Bring and Wear
- Sturdy shoes or boots with good tread. Ankle support will be important where we are building new trails. Sandals and open-toed shoes will not be permitted
- Water bottles or a water bladder that can hold at least 2 liters of water. (You will not be allowed on the trail without water.)
- Day pack to carry your water and lunch.
- Work gloves. (If you don’t have your own gloves, V-O-Cal will provide them. Please return them at the end of the project.)
- V-O-Cal provides all necessary tools, as well as training on tool use and safety.
- Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.
- Insect repellent and allergy medicine (if you normally need these things when working outdoors).
- Reusable plate/bowl, eating utensils, and mug/cup.
- A change of clothes for each work day and for lounging at camp to minimize the spread of poison oak.
- Please come prepared for a variety of weather conditions (think layers!). Unless there is a serious storm predicted, we will work drizzle or shine.
- A tent (if you have the option to bring a smaller tent, please do!)
- A sleeping bag, sleeping pad and pillow.
- A flashlight or headlamp.
- A camp chair (if you don't want to sit on the ground).
- Other camping gear that makes you comfortable
- To minimize waste we ask that you bring your own reusable plates, coffee mug, cups and utensils. Hot water and soap are provided.
- A continental breakfast is served Saturday morning.
- Lunch is prepared before hitting the trail. You break for lunch on the trail around 12:30pm.
- Please arrive at camp by 7:40am to register, eat breakfast and prepare your lunch.
- Appetizers and beverages will be available after the work day on Saturday, usually around 4pm. Dinner will follow, usually around 5:30pm.
- Hot breakfast is served Sunday morning.
SUN EXPOSURE | HYDRATION | HYPOTHERMIA Weather can vary, so bring layers, rain gear, sun hat and sunscreen to be prepared. Carry and drink lots of water on the trail. It may also be a little wet and chilly! if you feel tired or weak, let your crew leader know and take a break.
POISON OAK There is a risk of exposure to poison oak at the work site. Have your crew leader point some out to you if you don’t know what it looks like. Clean with Tecnu (which we provide) after the work day and be cautious when handling your dirty clothes.
MOSQUITOES | TICKS Mosquitoes are active this time of year so bug spray and long-sleeved, lightweight shirts are recommended. Ticks are always a hazard; light colored clothing makes them easier to spot when you check during and after the project.
SNAKES Snakes are present on the property. Use caution when walking the trails and when picking items up off the ground.
SHARP TOOLS Please listen to your crew leader’s tool safety talk and observe proper tool use throughout the day.
Volunteer Project Team
- V-O-Cal Executive Director Cathy Moyer
- Project Team Lead Morris Older
- Technical Advisor Dmitry Nechayev
- Crew Leader Manager Tomomi Yuasa
- Food Shopping & Prep Cathy Moyer | Chris Fishel
- Kitchen | Chef Pete and Debbie Duringer | Kim Applequist
- Outreach Morris Older | Lily Brady
- Camp Operations Pete and Debbie Duringer
- Warehouse Load | Truck Driver Duane Sheets
- Registration Melanie Lee | Augusta Murphy