Napa’s struggle to save woodlands, wildlife & watershed’s from big wine wins documentary film award

Most people in our area will remember last election cycle as memorable to say the least. Citizens in Napa facing 28,000 trees being hacked down in one of the few remaining watersheds of the county for big wine/binge tourism worked together to get an initiative on the ballot. County lawyers approved the initiative twice and in the last few hours, decided to not allow the initiative on the ballot due to political reasons albeit. The law firm who wrote the initiative and many others in the state, is suing the county as a result of the “technicality” the county invoked .

Their struggle was made into a documentary that won several awards. Communities across the nation are tasking back their government from corporate interests and CELDF is leading the way. 


 You are cordially invited to an evening of wine, film, art, and literature that includes nationally recognized author James Conaway.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Program 7:30 – 8:15 P.M.
Napa’s finest wines will be served, along with hors d’oeuvres.
Chloe Gallery
645 Beach Street
San Francisco
The closest parking available is at Hyde Beach Garage, 655 Beach Street.
The California Oaks program of California Wildlife Foundation works to conserve oak ecosystems because of their critical role in sequestering carbon, maintaining healthy watersheds, and providing sustainable wildlife habitat. We are hosting an evening reception in support of Napa County Water, Forest and Oak Woodland Protection Committee’s efforts to enact vital watershed measures.
James Conaway has written numerous books including Napa: The Story of an American Eden and The Far Side of Eden. He is completing the Napa trilogy with Napa at Last Light, due to be published in 2018.

The film, Napa County Water, Forest, & Oak Woodlands Protection Initiative, will be shown. This documentary, by Marie Marx Strohm, won Best Short Documentary Awards at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival and the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards and was nominated as Best Documentary Short at the Verge Awards.

Kindly RSVP, using the enclosed form, by June 5, 2017.

For further information please contact or call (510) 763-0282.