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.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft Feasibility Report & Environmental Assessment for the Yuba River. This interim study, which is now out for public review and comment (through February 23), presents a variety of actions and alternatives for restoring the Yuba River. Yet, in its suite of suggestions, it discounts the removal of Englebright and Daguerre Point Dams as fish passage options for the Yuba. Details
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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..