Don’t Sacrifice the Bear River – Stop Centennial

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) says Centennial Dam and Reservoir can’t improve what already exists – a publicly accessible, free-flowing river with world-class kayaking, fishing, hiking and swimming. Please support our work to oppose this irresponsible project. Right now, several dedicated donors have created a matching gift challenge, so your gift today to the Stop Centennial Dam Campaign will go twice as far. Details

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US Forest Service Names SYRCL Partner of the Year

SYRCL works alongside Tahoe National Forest staff members to restore meadows, assess legacy mine impacts, monitor water quality, manage forest health, plan fish habitat restoration projects, and provide input on dam re-licensing. Over the last four years, SYRCL has raised over $1.7 million to implement projects on the Tahoe National Forest which covers much of the Yuba watershed. Details

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Take Action: Sign On to Letter Opposing Centennial Dam

NID has submitted a proposal to the California Water Commission for $11.95 million. It’s a paltry request for this colossal project. Still, NID is pushing the unsubstantiated idea among state officials that Centennial creates additional habitat and recreational opportunities. This is outrageous. Details

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Wild & Scenic Film Fest Tickets and Passes on Sale Now!

The 16th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley this January 11-15. Tickets are on sale now! Details

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Volunteer Registration Open 3 More Weeks!

Join the Wild & Scenic Film Festival team — signup to volunteer today! Volunteer registration is open for just three more weeks. We hope you can join us to celebrate this year’s theme: Groundswell. Details

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Salmon Tours Connect Many to Our Regional Treasure

As SYRCL’s new River Education Manager, my inaugural days of work were spent on the river at the start of Salmon Tours season – it was a trial by water experience! What an incredible opportunity to establish my role out in the field, facilitating personal connection with Chinook salmon and their spawning habitat. Details

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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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WSFF Volunteer Registration Opens Friday, December 1

Are you excited to volunteer for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival? Save-the-date because registration will open on December 1 and close on December 31! We have a vast array of exciting volunteer opportunities that you won’t want to miss. Details

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Thank You Volunteers and Members

We are grateful for the Yuba, the fish and the wildlife. We are grateful for clean water and a vibrant watershed. Our volunteers and members make this happen. Thank you for all you do for the Yuba. Details

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Loney Meadow, A Network of Braided Swales

For folks who have had the pleasure of visiting Loney Meadow, the mention of it brings up images of beautiful wildflowers, babbling brooks, and breathtaking views against blue-bird skies. However, the potential for the meadow to be resilient to climate change, or the meadow’s ability to perpetuate through time, is entwined with the extent of disturbance this meadow has experienced over the last century. Details

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