Since 2009, SYRCL has partnered with the Sierra Nevada Alliance to form the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP), a program in which AmeriCorps members assess and restore impaired watershed habitats and increase community stewardship by conducting watershed restoration and ecological monitoring, watershed education, and volunteer recruitment and support. Each year these AmeriCorps members serve and protect the Sierra from October through September in different conservation organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada.
Please join us in welcoming our new team members!
We are thrilled to announce that Courtney Hudson is continuing on with SYRCL.
Courtney has transitioned from Stewardship Coordinator and is now working with River Science as the Restoration Coordinator. Courtney’s working knowledge of SYRCL as an organization and familiarity with the watershed will be invaluable as she implements restoration projects in mountain meadows and along the Yuba River.
Anna Schwyter has joined us as our
new River Monitoring Coordinator.
Anna hails from Pennsylvania and finished up her degree in Environmental Resource Management this last May. Undeniably driven, Anna was awarded the Women in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) Grant in 2013. We are excited to put her knowledge of watershed management to good use here at SYRCL!
Finally, Whitney Logue is now serving as our
new Stewardship Coordinator.
As a resident of Nevada City, Whitney first heard about SYRCL through attending the Wild and Scenic Film Festival! Whitney recently completed her degree in Public Policy, and with her clear passion for advocacy and outreach, she is an excellent and welcome addition to our team at SYRCL.
Since 1993 the Sierra Nevada Alliance has been protecting and restoring Sierra lands, water, wildlife and communities. Our mission is to protect and restore the natural resources of the Sierra Nevada for future generations while promoting sustainable communities. We are truly an alliance. There are over eighty-five conservation-focused Member Groups that are based or work in the 400-mile mountain range that is the Sierra Nevada region.
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, almost 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.