SYRCL launches fundraiser for Cleanup & River Ambassador Program

Join the SYRCL community Saturday, September 19 for the 18th annual Yuba River Cleanup.  So far, more than 150 people have registered to volunteer (Thank you!)– but it usually takes about 600-700 of us to clean the river in just one day so please register today! Volunteer If you have participated in the Cleanup before read more >>

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Yuba River Cleanup Announces Sponsorship Opportunities

Support SYRCL’s Work to Keep the Yuba Clean As a local business owner, you know that the Yuba River is not only a favorite summer getaway; it is also a key economic driver. Since the South Yuba River State Park attracts 700,000 annual visitors, and the average visitor spends $42 per day on items such read more >>

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Trash Piles High on the Fourth of July

By: Suzanne Calkins, River Stewardship Coordinator When thinking about the impacts of trash, glass, dog waste, and the potential for wildfire in our beloved Yuba River canyon, it’s easy to become discouraged.  The statistics from SYRCL’s Annual Yuba River Cleanup are staggering – last year alone, hundreds of volunteers helped  remove an astonishing 21,000 lbs of read more >>

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SYRCL to Hire 3 Dedicated AmeriCorps Members — Apply Today!

Do you love the Sierra?  Want to help restore and protect the Range of Light?  Do you want to gain valuable environmental professional experience? Apply to work at SYRCL and become one of the 28 Members of the 2015-2016 Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP)! SYRCL is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year read more >>

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SYRCL’s Summer of Stewardship with River Ambassadors

After just five weekends on the river, SYRCL’s phenomenal River Ambassador team has spoken with over 1,300 South Yuba River visitors about the polluting impacts of trash and dog waste, the dangers of broken glass, and the catastrophic potential of wildfire. This dedicated group of 32 volunteers and three River Captains promote an ethic of responsible, non-polluting use read more >>

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River Ambassadors Make a Splash Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend marked the beginning of SYRCL’s 2015 River Ambassador season! Thank you to the wonderful team of volunteers who joined us at Highway 49 and Bridgeport to speak with over 250 visitors about keeping the Yuba clean. We are looking forward to many more weekends of fun with this fabulous crew! Do you read more >>

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Next week: River Ambassador Training!

Yuba enthusiasts! It’s almost that time — SYRCL’s River Ambassador volunteer training is next week. Have you signed up yet? Whether you are a returning River Ambassador or brand new to the program, we hope that you will join us on Thursday, May 7 at 5pm for a fun and informative orientation led by SYRCL staff read more >>

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Meet our newest Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership members!

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 read more >>

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River Ambassadors Complete a Successful Third Season!

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 read more >>

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Volunteer today, Yuba River Cleanup sites are filling fast!

Saturday, September 20, 2014 Click to register for the Cleanup today! Sites are filling up quick! Register today for the 17th Annual Yuba River Cleanup & Restoration Day—together we’ve removed nearly 160,000 pounds of trash and recycling from the Yuba and Bear watersheds over the past 16 years! Please participate in the Clean-a-thon when you read more >>

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