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email : info@capayvalleyvision.org telephone : (530) 723-4054 address : PO Box 799, Esparto, CA 95627
Greetings from the Capay Valley
We welcome you to experience California the way it used to be: family friendly, hard working and serene. The Capay Valley is a tranquil region of Northern California nestled between the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area and the metropolitan region of the Sacramento Valley. We invite you to come and immerse yourself in this unique section of Yolo County.

Home to several small communities, the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, farms and ranches, and an abundance of wildlife, the beauty of the Capay Valley is found in its rolling hills, natural creeks and affable residents. Whether you call it home or just come to visit, the Capay Valley will remind you of the importance of preserving rural America.

In 2000 a group of residents-including farmers, townspeople, and the Tribal Council of Rumsey Indian Rancheria-came together to discuss issues facing the Capay Valley Region and to develop strategies to manage growth and preserve a sense of place. CVV incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2001 to establish a community-wide vision for the future of the Capay Valley Region and to facilitate an ongoing collaborative process for planning. 
Contact Us
Support Capay Valley Vision & Capay Valley Grown
Sponsorship opportunities available.
For additional information send an email to info@capayvalleyvision.org

Capay Valley Action Plan Document

Public participation identified and prioritized regional needs in the areas of: recreation, infrastructure, economic development, social services, ag tourism, education, housing, water, traffic, safety services, community advocacy, communications, and other topics. This community planning event was supported by the Yolo County Rural Initiative Fund, the Heitman Foundation, and Capay Valley Vision.

Background on the prior version of the Action Plan (also known as Consensus Document):

This document was created in response to a Yolo County request to develop a coherent road map for the future of the Capay Valley. Prepared by the multiple organizations listed at the end of the document, it was submitted to Yolo County but has not received further action by them. It has been used by the participating organizations including Capay Valley Vision as a backbone for testimony, grant requests and planned action. 

Click here to view the document

Click here for a current list of Consensus priority accomplishments
Madison Food Closet
 2nd & 4th Tuesdays

Madison Service District
28963 Main Street

News & Events
Press Release (pending)
Sponsorship Levels (2017, 2018 pending)

Taste of Capay

2017 Sponsors

California Golden Poppy
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
Full Belly Farm

Heitman Foundation


Blue Bell
Colusa County Farm Supply

Sweet Pea
Park Winters
George and Nancy Pennebaker
Ace Hardware
Dignity Health

Table Sponsors:
Durst Organic Growers
Esparto Unified School District
John Foster
Gnoss Family
Manas Ranch Custom Meats
Muller Farms
Supervisor Jim Provenza
Leo Refsland
Lynn & Larry Rolston
Rose Family and Heather Creek
David Scheuring

Special Thanks to:
Helen and Pete McCloskey, Kitchen 428, Savory Cafe, Craig Reynolds and Cass Sylvia, Seka Hills, Matchbook Wine Company, Heather Creek Ranch, Simas Family Vineyard, Guinda Corner Store, Riverdog Farm, Jim and Kim Rix, Yolo County Flood Control & Water Conservation District, Elvira DiBrigit, Cache Creek Lavender, Grumpy Goats Farm, Capay Gold Olive Oil Company, Big Red Farms, Thomas Fallon, First Northern Bank, NAU Insurance, Cal Peternell, Capay Canyon Ranch, Lindstrom's Auto Body, Chamisa Ridge Nursery 
Cache Creek Casino Resort

Link to 
Hotel Expansion

Tickets will also be available at Manas Ranch Custom Meats

Cannabis Public Outreach Meetings

June 4, 2018  7:00PM at the Esparto Regional Library
17065 Yolo Avenue, Esparto

June 6, 2018  7:00PM at the Guinda Grange Hall
16787 Forest Avenue, Guinda

Meeting materials:
Draft Ordinance
Table of Regulations
Community Open House
(Capay/Esparto Improvement)
June 5, 2018
5:30PM to 7:00PM
Scout Cabin (Next to Esparto Fire House)
17020 Yolo Ave.

Note the project being presented is the State Route 16 Capay/Esparto Improvement - Collision Severity Reduction Project (also known locally as "Streetscape"); and not the larger "SIP" project extending from Madison to Brooks.

Come see the project displays and materials and provide feedback to Caltrans staff.
Caltrans News Release

Project website

More information at www.HealthyYolo.org


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paper (English)

paper (Espanol)

Save the Date!


October 21, 2018
2pm - 6pm

Full Belly Farm Event Center
16090 County Road 43
Guinda, CA 95637

Yolo County 
Mass Notification System

Yolo OES would like to highly encourage you to sign up for the County’s Mass Notification System. This is the system that we use throughout Yolo, Sacramento and Placer counties to send notifications to residents during times of disaster. You can join by going to www.yolo-alert.org and signing up for a free account.  Feel free to e-mail any questions you have to oes@yolocounty.org and we’ll be happy to help you. Thx.

Dana M. Carey
Yolo Office of Emergency Services
625 Court Street, Room 202
Woodland, CA 95695
Office: (530) 406-4933