SYRCL Youth: What is the Yuba Watershed?

All life on our planet depends on water. Without it, we wouldn’t exist. This is why watersheds are a very important part of our environment. Watersheds are a type of ecosystem, a community where living things interact with their environment. Watersheds are unique because their boundaries are defined by the movement of water. read more >>

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Local lakes and reservoirs just got a little safer

Families fishing in the Yuba and Bear watersheds now have easy access to information about which fish are safe to eat at over 28 lakes and reservoirs. On July 11, 19 volunteers organized by the South Yuba River Citizens League, The Sierra Fund and the Wolf Creek Community Alliance traveled to popular fishing locations and 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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What Costs $3 Million, is 3 Inches Thick, and Takes 3 Years to Complete?

Army Corps to Conduct Feasibility Study for Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration; Conservationists Urge Corps to fully evaluate fish passage over Englebright Dam When the US Army Corps of Engineers takes on a new study, it must comply with their internal “3×3 Rule.”  That means that any new study must cost no more than $3 million, take read more >>

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See Spawning Salmon! Sign Up for Raft and Walking Tours in Oct. & Nov.

Join SYRCL on the river for the 2014 salmon spawning season! SYRCL’s Salmon Tours begin on October 6th and run through November 6th! Join us for a riverbank trek or a rafting trip to watch Yuba Salmon spawn as they return to their lower Yuba home-waters from the ocean! We offer school trips (weekday), public trips read more >>

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River Ambassadors Complete a Successful Third Season!

This summer, River Ambassadors spent twelve weekends at four popular South Yuba River crossings where they raised awareness about the need for collective care and stewardship at the river.  As visitors flocked to the cool waters of the Yuba, they were welcomed and reminded by SYRCL volunteers that we all play a part in keeping read more >>

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A Reflection from SYRCL’s Restoration Coordinator

It’s quite a dream to go to the river to play one day and work on the river the next. As the end of my two year AmeriCorps term as SYRCL’s Restoration Coordinator draws near, I can’t help but reflect. I am impressed and excited by the amount of work we have completed over these read more >>

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See Yuba Salmon Spawn: 2014 Salmon Tour Season Begins October 7th!

Have you ever heard the story of the salmon? Have you ever seen a salmon spawn? A salmon returns to its home waters or birthplace to spawn after spending a few years on the open ocean. For Yuba Chinook Salmon, their upstream battle takes them into the San Francisco Bay, upstream to the Sacramento River, read more >>

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Join us for our Last Aspen Regeneration Workday of the Year!

  SYRCL has completed two aspen regeneration workdays this summer with over 22 SYRCL volunteers helping to restore an aspen stand in Loney Meadow. Our enthusiastic team of volunteers has treated the ½ acre stand by removing small encroaching conifers using hand saws and a lot of love for the Yuba watershed. The next workday is on read more >>

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DamNation Film Screening July 20

Join American Rivers & the South Yuba River Citizens League’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival for a screening of DamNation, followed by a discussion on Yuba salmon on Sunday July 20 at 7pm at the Nevada Theatre. This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams read more >>

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