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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Sustainable Cannabis Farming for a Healthy Yuba — SUNDAY

Join us on April 30th and learn how to protect the Yuba while managing your grow at this FREE workshop! 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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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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