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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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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Ten Years for SYRCL – Interview with Gary Reedy, River Scientist

Former Science Program Director and Senior River Scientist, Gary Reedy has had the longest continuous employment in SYRCL’s 34-year history. Gary recently ended this run and is now a consultant, providing ongoing services to SYRCL in the areas of dam regulations, river policy and salmon restoration. 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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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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Conservation Groups Protest Water Rights for Centennial Dam

On Tuesday, Foothills Water Network, a coalition of conservation and recreation organizations, submitted a joint water rights protest to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) demanding that Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) water rights application for the proposed Centennial Dam be denied based on environmental, public interest and legal grounds. 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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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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