DOOM ON BROOM! Join the River Avengers for the Scotch Broom Challenge

River Avengers are back in action this spring for our annual Scotch Broom Challenge! Join SYRCL’s Restoration Team and make our community safer and healthier! WHAT: Scotch Broom Challenge WHERE: Meet at the Independence Trail West trailhead at the California State Park; parking will be on HWY 49 WHEN: Saturday, March 26 9am – 2pm WHY: read more >>

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RiversLab is Back!

Do you consider yourself a River Geek? Come join the rest of us!! RiversLab – the book club for river geeks – is BACK! SYRCL is bringing back a paper/report reading and discussion group so that we can, as a community of river lovers, learn more about the systems we work in and have a chance read more >>

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Restoration in the Yuba: Volunteer Today

Our restoration program is growing and that means we need more volunteers than ever before! We invite you to join us out in the watershed as citizen scientists to help our science staff implement several important projects. This summer our focus is on meadows. We are looking for volunteers who think cutting down trees is fun, who want to read more >>

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August 11: cannabis BMP workshop series hosts Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

On August 11, Trey Sherrell, Environmental Scientist with the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board (CVRWQCB) will visit Nevada City and join SYRCL, Emerald Growers Association (EGA), and Americans for Safe Access – Nevada County (ASA-Nevada County) to discuss future regulations as part of the Conditional Waiver for Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation. The State Water read more >>

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River Monitors Collect Data on Yuba to Determine if its Safe to Swim

Results from SYRCL’s June 2015 Safe to Swim sampling are in and all sites sampled are below state mandated thresholds for bacteria! This year, SYRCL has selected five priority sites including Bridgeport, Purdon Crossing, Edwards Crossing, Highway 49 Bridge, and Oregon Creek Swimming Hole to sample on the 2nd Saturday of every month.  Volunteer River read more >>

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SYRCL Calls for Open, Science-based Process to Restore Wild Salmon

In May, the SYRCL Board of Directors unanimously voted to express concerns with and opposition to the process underway to implement a “trap and haul” program to transport salmon to and from the North Yuba River in trucks for the next fifty years. As reported earlier, SYRCL believes that the Yuba Salmon Partnership Initiative’s (YSPI) read more >>

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SYRCL and Earthwatch Partner on Citizen Science Program, Sierra to Sea

Earthwatch Institute is partnering with SYRCL to create a new citizen science program called Sierra to Sea. Together, we will conduct meadow assessments, developed by American Rivers, and contribute to statewide greenhouse gas emissions work. The goal of this program is to acquire data that will feed directly back to scientists and land managers in read more >>

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State Dignitary to Present Check to SYRCL for Meadow Restoration May 20th

Know & Go: WHAT: Assembly Member Brian Dahle to present SYRCL with $567,480 check for meadow restoration SPEAKERS: Assembly Member Brian Dahle, California Department of Fish and Wildlife representative, Tahoe National Forest representative, and Nevada County representative. WHEN: Wednesday, May 20 | 9:00am coffee and refreshments, 9:30am program starts WHERE: Pedestrian bridge at the Highway 49 crossing of read more >>

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SYRCL Receives Funding for Meadow Restoration in the Yuba Watershed

CDFW to provide $567K to study carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas benefits of mountain meadow restoration in Yuba watershed Nevada City, CA – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) yesterday announced the selection of 12 projects that will receive grant funding to restore wetlands that sequester greenhouse gases and provide other ecological benefits. read more >>

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SYRCL volunteer lends support to California Senate Bill 350

Hydropower projects are a renewable form of energy, but not without impacts to our wild and scenic rivers that should be accounted for when legislation is crafted regarding renewable energy.  SYRCL volunteer Peter Burnes travelled to Sacramento on April 7, 2015 to attend the California Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee hearing on SB 350 read more >>

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