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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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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Welcome AmeriCorps!

Please join us in welcoming our new AmeriCorps team members, Karli & Katie! Look for them at upcoming outreach events and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, January 11-15. Details

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Proposed Revisions to WOTUS Reduce Clean Water Protections

SYRCL, along with the Waterkeeper Alliance and 115 Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates submitted comments to the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging the agencies to withdraw their Proposed Rule and meaningfully engage the public and states in any future process to review, rescind or revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Details

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SYRCL Seeks to Hire 3 New Dedicated AmeriCorps Members!

SYRCL is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. More…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Wendy Thibeault

“I love the concept of a community coming together to protect a river. SYRCL is a role model of a can-do, get things done environmental, political and educational non-profit organization with a strong volunteer base.” More…

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SYRCL Seeks to Hire 3 New Dedicated AmeriCorps Members!

SYRCL is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. More…

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Water Quality and The Drought: How did Our Watershed Fare?

In 2014 Governor Brown declared a state of emergency due to the drought. After more than five years of drought in California, Water Year 2017 has received above average precipitation and snowpack-estimated at 200% of average! More…

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SNAP-What am I Doing Here?

Working with community members who care so much about our watershed, enough to give up their time to monitor, restore and advocate for it-that is humbling and oh so inspiring to me. More…

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Braving the Snow in Yuba Headwaters for River Monitoring

With this sunny weather, it may be hard to imagine our headwaters still socked in snow. Just a few weeks ago, many river monitoring sites were inaccessible. More…

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