Get outside this summer. Make new friends. Protect the Yuba!



What: River Ambassador Training

 Thursday, May 12, Refreshments 5:00 – 5:30pm, Program 5:30 – 8:30pm

 SYRCL Office, 313 Railroad Avenue, Nevada City

Do you enjoy spending time at the river?

Are you passionate about keeping the river clean and safe
for generations to come?

Then join us for River Ambassador training on Thursday, May 12th from 5:30-8:30 at the SYRCL office! Arrive at 5pm for refreshments and to begin paperwork. Please bring along a government-issued ID.

What are River Ambassadors?

We are a dedicated team of volunteers who engage South Yuba State Park Visitors in Leave No Trace ethics and general river stewardship. River Ambassadors will be stationed at Highway 49, Bridgeport, Edwards and Purdon Crossings from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Why River Ambassadors?

Flo Hugging_Edited_croppedEvery year over 750,000 individuals visit the Yuba River. This increased visitation combined with a decrease in State Park funding led to the river being overrun with litter, dog waste, broken glass and illegal fires. To address these threats, SYRCL began the River Ambassador program which trains volunteers to become environmental stewards in order to educate visitors about Leave No Trace ethics and the importance of taking personal action to keep the river clean, healthy and safe.

River Ambassador Successes

In the past four years River Ambassadors have spoken with 18,273 Yuba River visitors about good stewardship practices, collected 21,647 pieces of trash and removed 3,485 piles of dog waste! We’re excited about growing this amazing program and protecting the river for generations to come!

For more information and to sign up, please contact
Courtney Hudson, Stewardship Coordinator at or (530)265-5961 ext. 212