The latest issue of Napa Valley Life magazine included a surprise for us; the 2018 Best of Napa Valley Readers Choice award for Best Hiking Program! Thank you Napa Valley Life magazine!

For those who may not know, Napa Valley Life magazine showcases the latest food, wine and lifestyle stories for locals and visitors alike. Each year, the magazine gathers votes among their readership, culminating in a Best of Napa Valley issue.

Of course, this award would not have happened without the help of lots of people. Our hike program is run almost entirely on volunteers, so a big thank you goes to them. They are the ones who lead the hikes, making sure everyone enjoys the protected areas safely.

We also want to say thanks to all of the staff that help run our hike program, especially Lands Program Assistants Megan Lilla and Erin Erickson, who do a lot of the organizational heavy lifting.

Lastly, we would like to thank all of our supporters. Your donations and memberships are a big part of what keeps us going as we continually work on protecting land in this wonderful valley.

Speaking of hikes, the 2018 Spring/Summer lineup will go live on our website in March, so make sure to check in with us on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) for the announcement.