Take the Scotch Broom Challenge

Do the rains have you itching to get outside and get your hands dirty?
Kick that cabin-fever to the curb and join SYRCL for our annual Scotch Broom Challenge! More…

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SYRCL is Hiring!

Interested in engaging in SYRCL activities? We’ve got a number of upcoming opportunities to participate. Learn 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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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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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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Be a Hero for the Yuba River this Weekend!

Volunteer for the Yuba River Cleanup on September 17th. Online registration closes TODAY, Sept. 15. Read more >>

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The Clean-a-thon Benefits Schools, Too

SYRCL is committed to fostering the next generation of Yuba River stewards. That’s why we share the fundraising proceeds with qualified school groups participating in our Clean-a-Thon. When you give to one of these super youth teams, you’re supporting youth environmental programs, too! Read more >>

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River Ambassadors Break Records This Season

We have had another stupendous River Ambassador season at the Yuba. Thanks to their passion and dedication, our River Ambassadors spoke to a record-number of Yuba River visitors; 9,643 to be exact! They picked up 7,935 pieces of trash, handed out 463 bio-degradable dog waste bags, and picked up 583 piles of dog waste. Read more >>

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Cleanup Day Proclaimed

On September 13, SYRCL staff Caleb Dardick, Julie Pokrandt and Jenn Tamo attended the Nevada County Board of Supervisors meeting and received proclamation from the Board, officially declaring September 17, 2016 as South Yuba River Citizens League’s 19th Annual Yuba River Cleanup Day in Nevada County. Read more >>

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