As we press send on this newsletter, our hearts are heavy knowing that our neighbors and friends in the Yuba Watershed are suffering. Many are still under evacuation; some have even lost homes and property to the recent wildfires. Please know we are thinking of you and your loved ones. – All of us at SYRCL

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Van Norden Meadow is Now Part of the Tahoe National Forest

The Tahoe National Forest now includes 732 acres of South Yuba River headwaters. SYRCL is partnering with the Tahoe National Forest to restore Van Norden Meadow. We look forward to working together on this amazing piece of land. Details

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Water Catchment? Compliance? Got questions? Join us Oct 19.

Interested in learning more about environmentally responsible cannabis cultivation?  SYRCL is hosting two FREE mini “Growing Green for the Yuba” workshops on October 19 and November 16. Join us.

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20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup a Success!

On Saturday, September 16, a record number of volunteers turned out to participate in the Yuba River Cleanup! Thank you for rolling up your sleeves, pulling on your boots, and for getting dirty with us in celebration of the 20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup. The results were astounding! Get the stats

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Lessons from Oroville

Oroville Dam gained worldwide attention in February 2017 when crumbling spillways at the nation’s tallest dam triggered one of the largest evacuations in California history. The near catastrophe remains a socioeconomic blow to downstream communities. It will require substantial ecological remediation, as more than 1.7 million cubic yards of sediment washed into the Feather River below Oroville Dam—enough to cover a football field 80 stories high. Read the Executive Summary

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Yuba River Cleanup – There’s Still Room for You

The 20th Anniversary Yuba River Cleanup is right around the corner and we still have volunteer spots to fill. We need your help. If you haven’t yet registered, check out the remaining Cleanup and Restoration sites and help us make this the best Cleanup yet by joining us on Saturday, September 16th. Register for the Cleanup..

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Caleb’s Farewell — Saturday, Sept 16

After six years at the helm of SYRCL, Caleb Dardick is stepping down as Executive Director. He’s chosen a mighty fine day to do it. Caleb’s last day lands in conjunction with the Yuba River Cleanup – Saturday, September 16th. This will be Caleb’s 7th Cleanup and SYRCL’s 20th. And we’re looking forward to celebrating him and all of you! More…

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An Adventure Not To Be Missed – Sign up for Salmon Tours

This is an incredible opportunity for you, your family, and your child’s school to adventure down the Yuba River to see spawning salmon! Get your hands (and feet) wet while learning about the salmon life cycle, their ecology, and human impact on these incredible fish. More…

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Salmonics: How much is a Yuba Salmon really worth?

How much do you think returning salmon to the Lower Yuba River is worth? SYRCL worked with five graduate students from the UC Santa Barbara School Bren School of Environmental Science and Management to answer that question. Learn more…

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Live Music by Ayla Nereo, Local Craft Beer—Don’t Miss the Party!

After the Cleanup — Don’t miss the VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY in Pioneer Park! Registered volunteers will enjoy a delicious lunch, a no-host beer garden with tasty brews and revel in great company and inspiring music by Ayla Nereo and Scott Nice. This is a beautiful and energizing community event and we want to appreciate you, our hard working volunteers! More…

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