2018 State of the Yuba

Like the President’s annual address, SYRCL’s annual “State of the Yuba” serves as a report to the citizens of the Yuba watershed on the condition of the river, to outline SYRCL’s priorities for the coming year, and most importantly, enlist all river lovers in the protection and restoration of the Yuba. This FREE event is for all members of the community who care about the Yuba River and want to know more about SYRCL’s efforts to protect the watershed.

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Don’t Sacrifice the Bear River – Stop Centennial

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) says Centennial Dam and Reservoir can’t improve what already exists – a publicly accessible, free-flowing river with world-class kayaking, fishing, hiking and swimming. Please support our work to oppose this irresponsible project. Right now, several dedicated donors have created a matching gift challenge, so your gift today to the Stop Centennial Dam Campaign will go twice as far. Details

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US Forest Service Names SYRCL Partner of the Year

SYRCL works alongside Tahoe National Forest staff members to restore meadows, assess legacy mine impacts, monitor water quality, manage forest health, plan fish habitat restoration projects, and provide input on dam re-licensing. Over the last four years, SYRCL has raised over $1.7 million to implement projects on the Tahoe National Forest which covers much of the Yuba watershed. Details

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Take Action: Sign On to Letter Opposing Centennial Dam

NID has submitted a proposal to the California Water Commission for $11.95 million. It’s a paltry request for this colossal project. Still, NID is pushing the unsubstantiated idea among state officials that Centennial creates additional habitat and recreational opportunities. This is outrageous. Details

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Salmon Tours Connect Many to Our Regional Treasure

As SYRCL’s new River Education Manager, my inaugural days of work were spent on the river at the start of Salmon Tours season – it was a trial by water experience! What an incredible opportunity to establish my role out in the field, facilitating personal connection with Chinook salmon and their spawning habitat. Details

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SYRCL Volunteers Complete 17th Year of River Monitoring

Each spring, volunteers are trained to collect scientifically credible data for water quality parameters such as water temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, conductivity and the presence of invasive and sensitive species for locations throughout the Yuba watershed. Thanks to the help of our diligent volunteers, data is collected each month from March to November, allowing SYRCL to monitor the health of the watershed over time. Details

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Public Salmon Tour – Sign Up Now!

Join SYRCL River Science staff and the river guides from Environmental Traveling Companions on Saturday, October 28th for a float trip down the lower Yuba to see spawning salmon.

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The Season of Fire and Water

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. Read more

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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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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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