Restoration Volunteers RUN OUT of Scotch Broom to pull at Hoyt’s Crossing!

March 25, 2014

Volunteers make Scotch Broom Challenge a Success On Saturday March 22nd, SYRCL volunteers removed Scotch broom at Hoyt’s Crossing on the South Yuba River— until they ran out of Scotch broom! As Rachel Hutchinson, SYRCL’s River Program Manager, exclaimed “We covered more ground than expected, due mainly to a great turn out of such enthusiastic […]


SYRCL’s Restoration Season Kicks Off!

February 26, 2014

It’s that time of year again: restoration season is in full bloom. The race to pull Scotch Broom, the yellow-flowered invasive species plaguing the Sierra Nevada, has begun. We are calling on all river lovers to join us and rid Hoyt’s Crossing of Scotch Broom on Saturday, March 22nd from 9 am to 2 pm. […]


SYRCL Celebrates 2013 River Monitoring and Restoration Volunteers

December 6, 2013

A special group of volunteers exemplifies SYRCL’s mission of uniting the community to protect and restore the Yuba River.  In gratitude, SYRCL invited this year’s River Monitoring and Restoration volunteers to an end-of-the-year appreciation party last week.  Nearly a third of SYRCL’s force of 130 Monitoring and Restoration volunteers came to enjoy food, beverages, photos […]


SYRCL’s Meadow Restoration Program Receives Funding From the National Forest Foundation

November 23, 2013

Founded by Congress in 1991, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) works to conserve, restore and enhance America’s 193-million-acre National Forest System. Through community-based strategies and public-private partnerships, the NFF helps enhance wildlife habitat, revitalizes wildfire-damaged landscapes, restores watersheds, and improves recreational resources for the benefit of all Americans. SYRCL has received funds from The National […]


Heavy Rains Fail to Deter Yuba River Cleanup Volunteers – 550 Volunteers collected over 11,450 pounds of garbage and recyclables

September 24, 2013

Despite heavy rain and even hail, 550 volunteers cheerfully removed over 11,450 pounds of trash and recyclables from 80 miles of river, creek and lake shoreline at 35 sites within the greater Yuba River and Bear River watersheds. “This year’s Yuba River Cleanup and Restoration Day was a resounding success from Donner Summit to the […]


Register TODAY and Become a Rubbish-Extractor Extraordinaire This Saturday

September 17, 2013

A jaccuzi, a $100 bill, and a dragon costume walk into… Bullard’s Bar! Not really, but these are just some of the exciting treasures you might find if you REGISTER TODAY for the South Yuba River Citizen League’s (SYRCL) 16th Annual Yuba River Cleanup & Restoration Day! The Cleanup takes place THIS Saturday, September 21, […]


Nevada County Proclaims September 21st SYRCL’s Yuba River Cleanup Day

September 15, 2013

Last week, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors proclaimed September 21, 2013 as “South Yuba River Citizens League’s 16th Annual Yuba River Cleanup Day.”  The Board presented SYRCL executive director Caleb Dardick with a certificate supporting the clean-up effort. In a memo to County employees, County Executive Officer Rick Haffey wrote: “SYRCL was unanimously praised […]


SYRCL’s Restoration Program Expands in 2013: A Year in Review

September 4, 2013

As winter draws near, our restoration season is coming to a close…with a big bang! Join us on Saturday, September 21st from 9 am – noon at the 16th Annual Yuba River Cleanup and Restoration Day at one of our five restoration sites. These restoration projects include the removal of invasive species, an important task […]


Federal Judge Imposes Deadline on Issuance of New Biological Opinion Concerning Army Corps’ Duty to Protect Yuba River Salmon

August 20, 2013

Nevada City, CA – Last week, in a lawsuit brought by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and Friends of the River, Federal Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to issue a new biological opinion by May 12, 2014.  The new biological opinion would evaluate how the U.S. […]


SYRCL Submits Comments to Federal Commission Re-Licensing Dams on the South and Middle Yuba Rivers

August 19, 2013

For the past fifty years, dams in the upper South Yuba and Middle Yuba River watersheds have diverted 70% of the water to generate electricity and supply water to southern Nevada and Placer counties. These dams have been operated under federal licenses that precede environmental regulation and ecological science. Now, new licenses are being drafted […]


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