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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Write Governor Brown Today: Fund Solar Power for Malakoff

After five years of advocacy, the State Budget bill now on Governor Brown’s desk includes a line item dear to the Yuba watershed community: $700,000 to fully fund a solar power system at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. Now is the time for the Yuba community to speak up: call, fax or email the Governor today. read more >>

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Hammon Bar Restoration Project Update

The Lower Yuba River has been heavily altered by hydraulic mining debris, dredger mining, upstream dams and an altered flow regime. While riparian vegetation cover has been increasing on the lower Yuba River over the last half century, following the control of hydraulic mining sediments and dredging, floodplain read more >>

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Fishing For Fun, A Family Affair — Saturday, May 21

On May 21st, kids can join in on several fish-themed activities and games, while teens and parents will have an opportunity to talk with experts about fishing locations, the history of mercury in our watershed, health impacts of eating mercury contaminated fish and how families can safeguard their children by choosing fish that are safe to eat. read more >>

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Missed the State of the Yuba? Watch it Here!

Did you miss the action? Watch it here! SYRCL delivered its 3rd annual State of the Yuba address last week to celebrate Earth Day and the Yuba River. If you missed the State of the Yuba, don’t worry! We recorded the whole evening so you can catch up on all that SYRCL is doing to protect the read more >>

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Fishing For Fun, A Family Affair

Family fishing season is almost here! Bring the whole family to Pioneer Park, Saturday, May 21 for the first ever Fishing for Fun, A Family Affair, offering games, activities, an ice cream social, and information families should be aware of. SYRCL, in partnership with The Sierra Fund and Wolf Creek Community Alliance are hosting this fun and educational event to celebrate our watersheds and the fun of fishing with kids of all ages. read more >>

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