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
Fires have turned the sky above Nevada City into a sea of smoke in one week. Like sailors lost in fog, we wait in uncertainty, wondering how much longer and what we will find when it clears. We were so close to relief: perched on the edge of the end of summer dryness at its worst, and the beginning of the rainy season. Almost there, where fire meets water. Details.
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
For the past sixteen years, SYRCL has been proud to offer a four-year college scholarship to a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated a commitment to the environment. Since 2002, sixteen $4,000 scholarships have been awarded. Details.
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.
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
After six years as Festival Director for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Melinda Booth has been promoted to Executive Director of SYRCL. As you probably know, Wild & Scenic is a program of SYRCL. The event was founded to raise funds for SYRCL’s year-round work protecting and restoring the Yuba River and to use the powerful medium of film to inspire environmental activism. Learn more
We are looking for a few awesome river-lovers to join our team. If you are passionate about the Yuba River, and a positive, self-motivated person with the skill set to match our needs, please apply today. Details
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