SYRCL Volunteers Complete 17th Year of River Monitoring

Each spring, volunteers are trained to collect scientifically credible data for water quality parameters such as water temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, conductivity and the presence of invasive and sensitive species for locations throughout the Yuba watershed. Thanks to the help of our diligent volunteers, data is collected each month from March to November, allowing SYRCL to monitor the health of the watershed over time. Details

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jon Baiocchi

“I had the opportunity to do some macroinvertebrates sampling on the South Fork Yuba, and the Bear River under Wendy Thompson. The motivation to get involved stems from wanting to give back to the watersheds I love and grew up with.” More…

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Reclaiming the Sierra: Volunteer Opportunity

Our commitment to fostering resiliency in our headwater reaches is critical to our mission at SYRCL and The Sierra Fund’s conference will ignite partnerships, information sharing, and conversations that will bring focus to this issue on a regional scale for many years to come. More…

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Reclaiming The Sierra: SYRCL to Present at The Sierra Fund Conference

This year the conference is focused on headwater resiliency, a topic that is near and dear to SYRCL’s heart. More…

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Celebrate the River at the State of the Yuba

Get inspired, activated and involved with the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) this Earth Day season at the State of the Yuba, Wednesday, April 19. SYRCL invites you to celebrate the river and join in honoring three distinguished guests for their service in protecting and restoring the Yuba watershed. More…

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TAKE ACTION NOW: Challenge Centennial Dam

Write to the Army Corps of Engineers, the Nevada Irrigation District and Congressman Doug LaMalfa, respectively, to: 1. Speak up for water, 2. Demand transparency, AND 3. Protect public lands. TAKE ACTION

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Yuba Salmon Numbers Drop Again

Less than 4,000 salmon spawned in the Yuba River in 2016 according to a Monitoring Update from the Yuba Accord River Management Team. Such low numbers have not been seen since the California Salmon Stock Collapse of 2007 and 2008. More…

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SYRCL Partners with Bren School Students on Lower Yuba River Study

On a recent, sweltering, mid-summer day, SYRCL River Science Director, Rachel Hutchinson, and a group of five graduate students from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara embarked on a float down the Lower Yuba River to talk restoration, management, and the future of the Yuba. Read more >>

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Learn about the Hallwood Restoration Project

The Hallwood Side Channel and Floodplain Restoration Project, funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), will restore critical habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead trout in the lower Yuba River. In an area that now consists mostly of steep cobble embankments, the project has the potential to read more >>

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Malakoff Diggins Solar Power Project is a Go!

When we first set out to save the state parks from closure in 2011, we learned that Malakoff, which is off the grid, annually used over $70,000 worth of diesel fuel at the park. We were told that one way to help the parks was to cut operating costs. Replacing polluting diesel with solar power seemed like a ‘no-brainer!’ read more >>

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