Volunteer Spotlight: Sasha Benson

“Sasha is a new River Ambassador this year and we have so enjoyed her smile and enthusiasm! She has grown into a wonderful Ambassador for the Yuba River. Sasha has already volunteered for several weekend days—including the 4th of July—to help keep the Yuba clean and safe for all! Thank you for being such a great Ambassador for the Yuba, Sasha!” – Courtney Hudson, SYRCL Stewardship Coordinator

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I love the river and I wanted to do something to take care of it and becoming a volunteer river ambassador seemed like a great way to do that.

“Sasha is a member of Nevada Union High School’s Eco Club, and has partnered with SYRCL in past club activities.  This year she is taking on the role of the club’s SYRCL liaison, and we’re really looking forward to continuing to build our partnership with her help!” – Heather Kallevig, River Education Coordinator

SYRCL: Sasha, tell us a bit about yourself and your love for the Yuba.

Sasha: My name is Sasha I’m 17 and I’m a senior at Nevada Union this year. I love the farmer’s market, figs (particularly those I get from the farmer’s market), reading and of course going to the river. There is something about the river that is so wonderful and special it’s just indescribable.

SYRCL: What motivated you to take the time to be a part of SYRCL?

Sasha: I love the river and I wanted to do something to take care of it and becoming a volunteer river ambassador seemed like a great way to do that.

SYRCL: What is your favorite river activity and favorite river spot?

Sasha:I love reading at the river and of course cooling off in the water. I love all the river spots, it’s hard to chose just one but there are a few spots above Purdon that I have been favoring a bit this summer.

SYRCL: What would you say to someone about the importance and advantages of being a SYRCL volunteer?

Sasha: If you love the river and want to protect it SYRCL provides a great avenue to get involved.

SYRCL: If you had one wish for the Yuba, what would it be?

Sasha:I wish that everyone would care about the Yuba as much as I do or more :).

Thanks to Sasha for all she does for SYRCL and the Yuba!

Sasha is a proud SYRCL volunteer. We invite you to join Sasha and thousands of other amazing River People by becoming a member and/or volunteering today. To find out more about becoming a member, visit our membership page or contact Alena at alena@syrcl.org or 530-265-5961 ext. 220. We have many opportunities to volunteer, to find out more, visit our volunteer page or contact Jenn at jenn@syrcl.org or 530-265-5961 ext. 201.

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