Apply Now – High School Fellowship Program for Sierra Meadows

February 19, 2015

Know a high school student who loves science and the outdoors? Apply now to become an Earthwatch Summer Research Fellow and spend a week this summer in the headwaters of the Yuba watershed studying meadows with SYRCL! As a research fellow, you will explore Yuba headwater meadows with SYRCL science staff, learn about meadow ecology, and […]


SYRCL’s 2015 events – mark your calendars today

February 5, 2015

We invite you to join SYRCL and experience the Yuba River watershed from mountain top passes to the sprawling Yuba goldfields. Volunteer, learn, party, explore and become inspired with SYRCL every month of the year!  Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family and join us as we foster a healthy watershed and build an ever stronger community. River […]


Restoration day at Shady Creek Outdoor School a huge success

February 5, 2015

By: Svetlana Vasilchenko, Restoration Coordinator The SYRCL River Science program has kicked off the New Year the SYRCL way—with a restoration project! On January 26, SYRCL volunteers and staff worked in collaboration with Shady Creek Outdoor School and NCCC AmeriCorps to remove a dense patch of Scotch Broom from the Shady Creek Outdoor School grounds. […]


2014: What a wonderful year for the Yuba

December 18, 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, SYRCL is excited to share our accomplishments for the year. From securing funds to restore the Bridgeport Covered Bridge, to mobilizing a record turnout of volunteers for the Yuba River Cleanup Day, to re-launching the acclaimed Great Water Mystery water conservation school assembly program, SYRCL has had a great […]


Annual count of Yuba salmon nearing 10,000

December 4, 2014

At least 2,335 Chinook salmon swam up the ladders at Daguerre Point Dam in November, bringing the total count of salmon at that monitoring station to 7,561.  Additionally, a mark and recapture survey of salmon carcasses below Daguerre Point Dam has yielded a preliminary estimate of 1,185 Chinook salmon that spawned below the dam.  Spawning […]


Meet our newest Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership members!

November 13, 2014

SYRCL is thrilled to announce the recent arrival of three brilliant additions to the SYRCL team.  Monday was the first day of service for our new Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership members Karl, Svetlana and Suzanne.  They will be at the helm of our River Monitoring, Restoration and River Ambassador programs, respectively. Karl grew up in […]


Lower Yuba River restoration presentation Nov. 11, 6:30pm

October 30, 2014

Have you ever wondered what SYRCL’s vision is for restoration on the lower Yuba River? SYRCL’s River Science Director, Rachel Hutchinson, will be giving a presentation on November 11th, 6:30PM at Sierra College to discuss lower Yuba River restoration efforts that benefit migrating salmon and promote a healthy and biodiverse river corridor. Join us to […]


Enjoy the fall color of the aspens that SYRCL works to restore

October 16, 2014

While SYRCL’s Restoration and River Monitoring Programs are settling in for a long, stormy fall and winter (fingers crossed) of data analysis and report writing we want to encourage everyone to head out and see the aspens we work to restore all summer long in their fall glory! Loney Meadow, Rucker Lake, and Pierce Wetlands […]


AmeriCorps Goodbye For Now, But Not Forever

October 2, 2014

Since 2007, SYRCL has valued its participation in the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP). The SNAP program has enabled SYRCL to hire 2-3 highly qualified and hardworking staff members. This year we said “goodbye” to three amazing AmeriCorps members, Marianne Pott, Adele Rife and Jenn Tamo! Marianne Pott, SYRCLs 2013-2014 River Monitoring Coordinator, will be […]


River Ambassadors Complete a Successful Third Season!

September 5, 2014

This summer, River Ambassadors spent twelve weekends at four popular South Yuba River crossings where they raised awareness about the need for collective care and stewardship at the river.  As visitors flocked to the cool waters of the Yuba, they were welcomed and reminded by SYRCL volunteers that we all play a part in keeping […]


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