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Mike Thompson secures $850,000 for American Canyon Ecology Center

The city of American Canyon, in partnership with the American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation (Parks Foundation), received $850,000 in funding to the Parks Foundation for development of...

An illustration depicting the potential appearance of the ecology center. (The American Canyon Community and Parks Foundation).

The city of American Canyon, in partnership with the American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation (Parks Foundation), received $850,000 in funding to the Parks Foundation for development of the Napa River Ecology Center (Eco Center). Congressman Mike Thompson secured this funding in the government funding bill that was signed into law on March 9, 2024.

Thompson presented a symbolic check on March 26 at American Canyon’s Corporation Yard, the site of the future Eco Center. “The Napa River Ecology Center will be a tremendous addition to our community in American Canyon. This center will be a gathering place for American Canyon where students, families, and visitors can learn about land stewardship and the importance of conserving public lands,” said Thompson in a press release.“I am glad to have worked with American Canyon leaders to secure this funding in the government funding bill that President Biden signed into law. I look forward to seeing how this project will educate our community and conserve public lands.”

In addition to the $850,000 federal grant check, the City Council is allocating $1,000,000 towards the creation of the Eco Center. Construction should begin by early 2026.

Located along the Napa River Wetlands and adjacent to the San Francisco Bay and Bay Water Trails, the Eco Center will provide an opportunity for conservation programs and environmental education.

Once established, the 2.5 acre Eco Center will highlight the Napa River Wetlands in American Canyon through hands-on educational areas, community courtyards and an environmental artist workshops. Visitors can take nature-based classes and programs, explore new wetlands paths and connect with nature through art.

Rep. Thompson was joined by Mayor Leon Garcia of American Canyon, Vice Mayor David Oro, Executive Director of American Canyon Community and Parks Foundation Janelle Sellick, Board President Raffi Boloyan, Supervisor Belia Ramos, Councilmember Pierre Washington, and Councilmember Mark Joseph.

Learn more at www.acparks.org.

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