Napa Valley State Parks Association

Napa Valley State Parks Association

What They Do:

Provide financial, technical, and volunteer support to Napa’s three state parks:  Bale Grist Mill, Bothe State Park, and Robert Louis Stevenson Park. Support may include hiring skilled craftsmen to repair the water wheel, recruiting volunteers for repairing trails, or purchasing new trail signs that include GPS.

Napa Valley State Parks Association (NVSPA) promotes access to Napa Valley’s three state parks, and through maintenance and improvement programs also enriches the experience for visitors.

Funds provide for Napa Valley school children to visit the parks and engage in naturalist’s programs for free. Summer day camps are also underwritten by the association.

A major focus is providing funds and skilled craftsmen to do ongoing repair of the Bale Grist Mill. The mill is in operation every weekend and requires constant repair and replacement of parts. The association also monitors trails and has an ongoing repair program.

Other Ways to Help:

  • Become a board member.
  • Volunteer to organize our silent auction at our annual Harvest Dinner.
  • Provide your horticulture knowledge to help us replant the native garden at Bothe State Park, which was destroyed when State Parks Dept. installed new handicap ramps into the Visitor’s Center.
  • Help us contact members of the Wappo native people to guide the replanting of the native garden.
  • Donate your skilled craftsman expertise to help replace parts on our water wheel.
  • Volunteer to work the Visitor’s Center at Bothe, which would not otherwise be open 7 days a week.
  • Volunteer to be a lifeguard at Bothe.

Business Partners:

Our thanks to the Two Friends Foundation for providing matching to NVSPA through the Give!Guide.


The NVSPA partnered with the Napa County Park and Open Space District to keep our parks open when the state chose to close them, and since then continues to help them better serve our community.

~ Chip Bouril, Secretary, NVSPA

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    Robert and Carolyn Passmore
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    Anne Garner
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    The Two Friends Foundation in honor of Matching Funds
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    David Busby
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    Melinda Walker
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    Kathy Mosher
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    Sandra and Dean Hansen
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    Carol Lilleberg in honor of Hope Lugo and Evie Trevethan
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    Denise Flaherty
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    Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Miller
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    Alison Rodriguez in honor of Domingo Rodriguez
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    Marilane Bergfelt in honor of Loving Animals Providing Smiles Volunteers
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    Carol Poole
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    Don & Ellen Wulf
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    Robert Van Der Velde
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    Julie Spencer in honor of Kathy Carrick
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    Linda Price
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    Nicole Scommegna in honor of The Gott Family
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    JJ McCarthy in honor of Ranger Sandy, Bale Grist Mill/Boothe SP
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    Kelli Marchbanks
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    Paula Peterson
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    Norma Ferriz in honor of Girl Scouts who love spending time in the outdoors, thank you for caring for places they love going to!
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    Hilary Zunin in honor of "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
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    Hilary Zunin in honor of "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
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    Stephen Gerstle
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    Carol Nelsen
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    Jennnifer Lamb
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    Kay Suverkrop Farmer
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    Kay Burtis in honor of All Volunteers!
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    Charles Bouril
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    Hilary Zunin
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