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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Caleb’s Farewell — Saturday, Sept 16

After six years at the helm of SYRCL, Caleb Dardick is stepping down as Executive Director. He’s chosen a mighty fine day to do it. Caleb’s last day lands in conjunction with the Yuba River Cleanup – Saturday, September 16th. This will be Caleb’s 7th Cleanup and SYRCL’s 20th. And we’re looking forward to celebrating him and all of you!
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Salmonics: How much is a Yuba Salmon really worth?

How much do you think returning salmon to the Lower Yuba River is worth? SYRCL worked with five graduate students from the UC Santa Barbara School Bren School of Environmental Science and Management to answer that question. Learn more…

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Important Message About River Safety

The heat of summer is upon us, the flows are low and the cool waters of the Yuba River beckon. At SYRCL, we always encourage safe and responsible river recreation. Learn more about a few simple steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones while at the river. Enjoy the Yuba River safely with these three safety precautions — LOOK, GRIP, PROTECT. More…

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Cleanup or Restoration? Sites are Filling Fast!

Throughout the watershed, Cleanup and Restoration sites are filling up quickly! Join the largest Cleanup in the Sierra by registering today for the 20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup. We have sites along 80+ miles of rivers and creeks throughout the Yuba and Bear River watershed. Since 1998, Yuba lovers have rallied to remove more than 100 tons of garbage and recycling. Join us today and help make our 20th the best yet! Sign up today!

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Join Us for Salmon Tours and Become a Volunteer Naturalist. Sign up by Sept. 15

Do you love being outside and working with kids? Do you want to enjoy the beauty of the Yuba with others? Join SYRCL as a Volunteer Naturalist on fall Salmon Tours! More…

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The Damming of the Bear River, by American Rivers

The Bear sits in an often overlooked watershed, nestled in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, flowing 73 miles from rocky crags and conifer forests to the oak woodlands, open grasslands, pastures, and fields of the Central Valley. When European-Americans first came to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, everything changed. More…

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Key Upcoming Dam Watchdog Events

This weekend local Nisenan families invite the general public to visit the Bear River as they share their cultural practices, as well as their perspective on Centennial Dam. Check out this article for additional upcoming Dam Watchdog events taking place in the next two week! More…

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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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2014 Salmon Tours a success!

Last week, SYRCL completed the last Salmon Tour of the 2014 season. In total, about 300 students from Nevada County schools had the opportunity this season to get close to spawning Chinook salmon on the lower Yuba River and learn the story of these amazing fish and how groups like SYRCL are working to help and read more >>

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