Napa County approves key Vine Trail agreement to boost Upvalley extension


Napa County has approved a model agreement to indemnify farmers who grant easements for the Napa Valley Vine Trail, a move needed to keep building the trail through the agricultural heart of Napa Valley.

In the short-term, the move should help build a 9-mile segment of Vine Trail between St. Helena and Calistoga. The $9.5-million project would fall apart without easements from 11 private property owners, forcing forfeiture of an already awarded, $6.1 million state grant.

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