River Captain (Part-time, temporary, May-September 2017)

Each summer more than 800,000 visitors journey to the South Yuba River to soak in the sun and rejuvenate in its sparkling waters, but it is at risk of being over-loved from such heavy use. Trash gets left behind and accumulates along the river which is an eye-sore for people and a threat to wildlife. SYRCL has developed the River Ambassador Program in partnership with the South Yuba River State Parks to educate and inspire visitors to join the effort to keep the river clean, healthy, and safe. Each weekend of the summer, teams of volunteer River Ambassadors and their supervising River Captains engage visitors in best stewardship practices by talking one-on-one with people at busy crossings, beaches, and trails.

SYRCL is seeking to hire three part-time River Captains who are enthusiastic and passionate about the Yuba River and its health. The River Ambassador program runs 15 weekends between May 27th and September 4th, with mandatory trainings for Captains in May and July. River Captains work 3 to 4 weekends per month, on a rotating basis and will spend Saturdays and Sundays at the river with River Ambassador volunteers educating visitors about best stewardship and fire-safety practices. DETAILS


Each year more than 1,500 volunteers help restore mountain meadows, monitor the health of the river, advocate for a clean Yuba and inspire activism with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Together we extend a powerful coalition from the summit to the sea. DETAILS


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Photo by John Daly
Photo by John Daly