Napa Valley State Parks Association

Napa Valley State Parks Association

What We Do:

Provide financial, educational, and volunteer support to Napa’s three state parks:  Bale Grist Mill, Bothe State Park, and Robert Louis Stevenson Park. Support includes hiring skilled craftsmen to repair the water wheel at Bale Mill, recruiting volunteers for trail repair, or replanting the Native Garden at the Visitor’s Center.

Our fundraising efforts allow Napa Valley school children to visit our parks and participate in naturalist programs free of charge. In 2018, we added two multicultural programs (Dia del Nino and Fiesta en el Molino Bale) to our longstanding summer environmental day camps for children.

We are also currently raising funds to replace Bale Mill’s water wheel, last renovated in 1980. Needed replacement is estimated to cost $125,000 and will utilize custom-milled already felled old growth redwood for the larger wheel parts.

Other Ways to Help:

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Staff the Visitors’ Center during busy summer hours.
  • Work in the Native Garden.
  • Train to become a miller.
  • Become a board member, willing to take on jobs such as membership, volunteer coordination, and fundraising.
  • Donate time and computer skills to keep our contact list up to date.

Business Partners:

Two Friends Foundation will match all funds received by NVSPA through the Give Guide.


The NVSPA partnered with the Napa County Regional 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

  1. Avatar
    Elizabeth Munk A Cut Above Viticulture Service in honor of The Great Work of CanDo's Give!Guide Napa Valley
  2. Avatar
    Susan Tough in honor of Joyce and Jack Tough
  3. Avatar
    Kendra Bruno
  4. Avatar
    The Two Friends Foundation in honor of The Two Friends Foundation
  5. Avatar
  6. Avatar
    Ellen Frediani in honor of Jeanne Frediani
  7. Avatar
  8. Avatar
    janice Taylor
  9. Avatar
    Melinda Walker
  10. Avatar
    allison saether
  11. Avatar
    Denise Flaherty
  12. Avatar
  13. Avatar
    Sharon Parham
  14. Avatar
    Patricia Peterson
  15. Avatar
    Robert Van Der Velde
  16. Avatar
    Kelly Cliff
  17. Avatar
    Diane and Peter Dexter
  18. Avatar
  19. Avatar
    Carol Nelsen
  20. Avatar
    Julie Spencer
  21. Avatar
    Ellen Wulf in honor of Memory of Don Wulf
  22. Avatar
  23. Avatar
    Claudia Colantuoni in honor of Wanda Bardenett
  24. Avatar
    Sandra Hansen
  25. Avatar
    Wendy Cole
  26. Avatar
  27. Avatar
  28. Avatar
  29. Avatar
    David and Lana Stanley
  30. Avatar
    Judith Rose in honor of Nora Rose-Hines
  31. Avatar
  32. Avatar
    Nancy Kerson
  33. Avatar
    Laura Snideman
  34. Avatar
  35. Avatar
    Alison Rodriguez
  36. Avatar
    dianne weyna
  37. Avatar
  38. Avatar
    katherine wade
  39. Avatar
  40. Avatar
    Virginia Means in honor of Michael G. Means
  41. Avatar
    Verna Steinhauer
  42. Avatar
    Verna Steinhauer
  43. Avatar
    Joyce Wiggin
  44. Avatar
  45. Avatar
    Betty Malmgren
  46. Avatar
    Stephanie Turnipseed
  47. Avatar
    Kim Farmer
  48. Avatar
    Hilary Zunin in honor of all those with the CanDo Spirit!
  49. Avatar
    Vicki Green, Ph.D.
  50. Avatar
    Nancy and Dave Garden
  51. Avatar
  52. Avatar
    Carol Glaser
  53. Avatar
    Norma Ferriz in honor of Kathy Carrick, because I know how much it is to be the only one in charge of the Give!Guide initiative. Thank you also from the Girl Scouts who love going to Bothe and the Bale Mill.
  54. Avatar
    Rochelle Heskett
  55. Avatar
    Peter McGee
  56. Avatar
    John Stebbins
  57. Avatar
    Ken Stanton
  58. Avatar
    Kathleen Carrick
  59. Avatar
    Chip Bouril
  60. Avatar
  61. Avatar
    Lori & Lonnie Bowling
  62. Avatar
    Kerry Burrows
Share this campaign

Help raise awareness for this campaign by sharing this widget. Simply paste the following HTML code most places on the web.

Embed Code

<iframe src="" width="260px" height="500px" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" /></iframe>

This Campaign has ended. No more pledges can be made.