Centennial Dam Activist Summit- March 13th

This is a chance for the community to take action locally, and we invite all who are interested in learning more about the impacts of Nevada Irrigation District’s Centennial Dam proposal to attend. This summit is designed to encourage concerned citizens to get involved in the federal environmental review process which is happening NOW, and learn what will be on the horizon for this campaign in the coming year.

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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 Joins 23 River Organizations for CA Rivers Day at State Capitol

On Monday, May 11th, the South Yuba River Citizens League, Friends of the River, California tribes and more than twenty other river organizations convened at the State Capitol to represent rivers from across the state.  Together we built public awareness and educated the state’s political leaders to promote rivers, conservation and smart water options for read more >>

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The Yuba River Needs YOUR Voice at the State Capitol May 11th

Monday, May 11th, the South Yuba River Citizens League, Friends of the River and dozens of organizations representing rivers from across the state will convene at the State Capitol.  Our aim is to build public awareness and educate the state’s political leaders in order to promote rivers, conservation and smart water options for California. Please read more >>

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“Water for Gold” Film Screening on San Juan Ridge

Local filmmakers show newly completed film about San Juan Ridge, Yuba watershed and proposed gold mine When: Thursday, October 23, 7:00-9:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm Where: North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center Water for Gold, a locally produced film about the San Juan Ridge community and the Yuba watershed is finished! We are celebrating at the read more >>

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival goes ON TOUR to the San Juan Ridge – November 14

A selection of environmental films from the 2014 Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be shown at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Following last year’s inaugural event, Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour will be making another appearance on the San Juan Ridge at the historic North Columbia Schoolhouse near Nevada City. SYRCL and the read more >>

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Community Thank You from the Save Our Bridge Campaign Committee

By: Save Our Bridge Committee During the Groundbreaking Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 local leaders, state representatives and the community came together to celebrate the first step in construction to stabilize our beloved wooden covered bridge at Bridgeport, South Yuba River State Park. Over the past year, the community united in a big way read more >>

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Public Invited To Celebrate Bridgeport Covered Bridge Groundbreaking

Ceremony to be held on Tuesday, September 2nd at Noon at the Bridge entrance The public is invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the entrance to the Bridgeport Covered Bridge. The celebration will mark the start of construction to stabilize the longest single span wood covered bridge left in read more >>

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Upper Rock Creek goes Dry!

July’s River Monitors came back from their monthly monitoring with some surprising news: Rock Creek upstream of Lake Vera has gone dry.  A few stagnant pools remain around the Rector Road bridge on Rock Creek, however most of the stream channel above the bridge is completely dry.  This is the second occurrence of Upper Rock Creek going read more >>

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We Saved the Bridge: Governor Brown Approves Full Funding for Bridgeport Covered Bridge

Penn Valley, CA– Fans of the historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge rejoiced at the news on Friday, June 20th that Governor Jerry Brown approved California’s final budget, which allocates $1.3 million to immediately start work to fully restore and reopen the bridge. “Because we joined together as a community and made our voice heard in Sacramento, read more >>

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