SYRCL’s Annual Events


Calendar of Events

Stay up-to-date with all SYRCL events here.



Wild for the Yuba

Every June, SYRCL produces the Wild for the Yuba Tasting and Auction Experience. The event features live music, beer and wine tastings, great food, and hundreds of fabulous auction items donated by local businesses, artists, and others in support of the Yuba. Enjoy a festive kickoff to summer under the stars while helping to protect and restore our beloved Yuba Watershed. Read more


River Cleanup

River People are at the heart of SYRCL’s mission to unite the community. The Annual River Cleanup Day, held every year on the third Saturday in September, has been the foundation of the River People program, and has mobilized the community to keep the Yuba watershed clean and beautiful for generations. In fact, since 1998, 8,073 volunteers have removed 141,014 pounds of trash and 38,194 pounds or recycling from the Yuba watershed. Read more


Wild & Scenic Film Festival

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a call to action. Film-goers are transformed into a congregation of committed activists, dedicated to saving our threatened planet. Through film, Wild & Scenic both informs people about the state of the world and inspires them to take action. In addition, the Film Festival On Tour serves as a national platform for local environmental advocacy. Read more


Quiz Night

Brains of Nevada County (Quiz Night) is a riotous event that raises money for the Laura Wilcox Scholarship Fund. Administered by SYRCL in honor of Laura Wilcox, the local teenager killed in the 2001 shooting at the Nevada County Behavioral Health facility, the scholarship is offered annually to graduating Nevada Union High School seniors that have a commitment to the environment. Read more


State of the Yuba

SYRCL’s State of the Yuba event is on Earth Day, where we report to the citizens of the Yuba watershed on the condition of the river, outline SYRCL’s priorities for the coming year, and enlist all river lovers in the protection and restoration of the Yuba. We invite everyone to come celebrate Earth Day with SYRCL. The State of the Yuba will be an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about SYRCL and find out how you can get involved in the stewardship of this magnificent river. Read more.


We are so fortunate to live in a gorgeous watershed, which is why we take the time to enjoy it with our members and community.  Twice a year, in the fall and spring, SYRCL organizes a hike to a beautiful destination of historical, archeological, and ecological interest.  We hope you will join us for our next adventure. Read more.