Watch Dam Alternatives Workshop Video

Did you miss the Dam Alternatives workshop at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival? Watch the entire video here. This workshop explores alternatives to consider in evaluating upcoming economic and environmental analyses of NID’s proposal to build Centennial Dam. Experts discuss practical water delivery, demand efficiencies, and watershed scale management opportunities. Read more >>

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SYRCL Sends 700 Participants Down the Yuba

Twelve high school students, split between two rafts, hoot and holler as they pass over the rapids below the Highway 20 bridge. They spend the day navigating the unique, rocky landscape and beautiful clear waters of the Lower Yuba River. Read more >>

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Welcome New AmeriCorps!

Since 2009, SYRCL has partnered with the Sierra Nevada Alliance to form the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP), a program in which AmeriCorps members assess and restore impaired watershed habitats and increase community stewardship by conducting watershed restoration and ecological monitoring, watershed education, and volunteer recruitment and support. Read more >>

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Fourth & Fifth Grade Students Serve as Yuba Stewards

One of SYRCL’s goals is to empower and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards. We love partnering with Grass Valley Charter School on Cleanup and Restoration service-learning projects which give students an impactful hands-on experience. Read more >>

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Earthwatch Adventures: Restoring Sierra Meadows

It was the last day of our expedition and we were scheduled to leave at noon for a visit to the shops in Lake Tahoe. We were in a beautiful setting at 7000 feet at Freeman Meadow in the high Sierras plotting and measuring a grid of 30 meter-squares with 24 points for taking ground temperature and moisture content readings. Read more >>

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Record-Breaking Cleanup

In the words of Kurt Lorenz, long-time SYRCL volunteer who helped remove nearly 1,000 pounds of garbage from the South Yuba Primitive Campground after a 3-mile hike Saturday, “This is why we do it.” We plan and coordinate, we fundraise and educate, we collaborate and volunteer to maintain a beautiful river, to protect water quality and to safeguard habitat for the wildlife that call our rivers and creeks home. Read 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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Farewell to AmeriCorps

Since 2009, SYRCL has partnered with the Sierra Nevada Alliance to form the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP), a program in which AmeriCorps members assess and restore impaired watershed habitats and increase community stewardship by conducting watershed restoration and ecological monitoring, watershed education, and volunteer recruitment and support. Each year these AmeriCorps members serve and protect read more >>

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SYRCL Seeks Volunteer Help at Featured Cleanup Sites

The Sierra Nevada Group of the Sierra Club has led the cleanup charge at Lang’s Crossing since SYRCL began the cleanup. Originally the late Karen Cox and Kathleen Kershaw were site leaders, and Theresa and Richard took over 8-10 years ago. Lang’s is a beautiful section of higher elevation Yuba that features some deep pools surrounded by steep cliffs. It attracts a young adult crowd, many of whom jump from the cliffs but are not always respectful 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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