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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Join the 2017 River Monitoring Team!

SYRCL is embarking on our 17th River Monitoring season, and we need you! We are looking for outdoorsy, environmentally-driven volunteers to monitor 35 sites throughout the Yuba watershed. The vast amount of water quality data we have collected over the last 16 years is crucial in protecting and restoring the Yuba River watershed. Read more >>

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SYRCL Volunteers Complete 16th Year of River Monitoring

SYRCL’s citizen/science-driven River Monitoring Program has finished its 16th year of monitoring! The River Monitoring Program has been connecting community members to the river since 2000 with a total of 327 river monitors trained and sent out across the watershed to collect data. 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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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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River Monitors Collect Data to Determine if It’s Safe to Swim

SYRCL’s River Monitoring program continues its hard work to monitor 35 sites throughout the Yuba Watershed. As a summer addition, SYRCL has selected five priority sites including Bridgeport, Purdon Crossing, Edwards Crossing, Highway 49 Bridge, and Oregon Creek Swimming Hole to sample on the 2nd Saturday of every month for Safe to Swim parameters. Read more >>

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Volunteer Spotlight: Brennan Johnston

“Brennan’s dedication to his volunteer role is comparable to that of a high paid employee. He prefers to work on the toughest projects we do and he always comes over prepared with the highest sense of enthusiasm and adventure. No matter the sacrifice, he is up for midnight runs into snow and rain storms for the sake of SYRCL River Science Department’s data collection efforts. I hope one day too, I can inspire others with my dedication and physical fitness as he did for me.” – Mo Loden, River Monitoring Coordinator read more >>

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Missed the State of the Yuba? Watch it Here!

Did you miss the action? Watch it here! SYRCL delivered its 3rd annual State of the Yuba address last week to celebrate Earth Day and the Yuba River. If you missed the State of the Yuba, don’t worry! We recorded the whole evening so you can catch up on all that SYRCL is doing to protect the read more >>

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Pot Ban Won’t Protect the Yuba River

California’s current “Green Rush,” which has attracted many people to grow medical marijuana, or cannabis, in the Yuba River watershed, is facing a backlash: the Nevada County Board of Supervisors has recently passed a ban on outdoor cultivation or “grows.” Read More…

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SYRCL Named “Yuba River Waterkeeper”

SYRCL is Now the Newest Waterkeeper Alliance Member, The First in the Sierra The Waterkeeper Alliance Board of Directors approved the Yuba River Waterkeeper as a new member of the Waterkeeper Alliance on January 8, 2016. Caleb Dardick, SYRCL Executive Director, will serve as the newly appointed Waterkeeper and will work to protect and restore read more >>

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