Now Accepting Applications for SYRCL’s Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship

For the past sixteen years, SYRCL has been proud to offer a four-year college scholarship to a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated a commitment to the environment. Since 2002, sixteen $4,000 scholarships have been awarded. Details.

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Water Catchment? Compliance? Got questions? Join us Oct 19.

Interested in learning more about environmentally responsible cannabis cultivation?  SYRCL is hosting two FREE mini “Growing Green for the Yuba” workshops on October 19 and November 16. Join us.

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20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup a Success!

On Saturday, September 16, a record number of volunteers turned out to participate in the Yuba River Cleanup! Thank you for rolling up your sleeves, pulling on your boots, and for getting dirty with us in celebration of the 20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup. The results were astounding! Get the stats

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Melinda Booth Promoted to Executive Director

After six years as Festival Director for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Melinda Booth has been promoted to Executive Director of  SYRCL. As you probably know, Wild & Scenic is a program of SYRCL. The event was founded to raise funds for SYRCL’s year-round work protecting and restoring the Yuba River and to use the powerful medium of film to inspire environmental activism. Learn more

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Join Our Team – Seeking Policy and Communications Director

We are looking for a few awesome river-lovers to join our team. If you are passionate about the Yuba River, and a positive, self-motivated person with the skill set to match our needs, please apply today. Details

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Lessons from Oroville

Oroville Dam gained worldwide attention in February 2017 when crumbling spillways at the nation’s tallest dam triggered one of the largest evacuations in California history. The near catastrophe remains a socioeconomic blow to downstream communities. It will require substantial ecological remediation, as more than 1.7 million cubic yards of sediment washed into the Feather River below Oroville Dam—enough to cover a football field 80 stories high. Read the Executive Summary

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Volunteer Day at Loney Meadow – Oct. 13

Seeking volunteers to help with seed collection, trail maintenance, and to conduct post restoration photo monitoring! Join SYRCL River Science staff for a lovely fall work-day in Loney Meadow. Details

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Edwards Crossing Bridge Proposal Options

Have you heard about the proposal to repair or replace the Edwards Crossing Bridge?  Our beloved bridge has been deemed structurally deficient and Nevada County is looking at three options: a structural retrofit of the existing bridge, tearing it down and building a replacement, and retaining the existing bridge for pedestrian access and building a new bridge for vehicles. More

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Yuba River Cleanup – There’s Still Room for You

The 20th Anniversary Yuba River Cleanup is right around the corner and we still have volunteer spots to fill. We need your help. If you haven’t yet registered, check out the remaining Cleanup and Restoration sites and help us make this the best Cleanup yet by joining us on Saturday, September 16th. Register for the Cleanup..

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Caleb’s Farewell — Saturday, Sept 16

After six years at the helm of SYRCL, Caleb Dardick is stepping down as Executive Director. He’s chosen a mighty fine day to do it. Caleb’s last day lands in conjunction with the Yuba River Cleanup – Saturday, September 16th. This will be Caleb’s 7th Cleanup and SYRCL’s 20th. And we’re looking forward to celebrating him and all of you! More…

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