South Yuba River Citizens League

People Can Save a River

We UNITE the community

Connect with SYRCL

Events

Throughout the year, SYRCL hosts events to keep the community engaged, involved, and informed . All our events support our mission to unite the community to protect and restore the Yuba River watershed.

Volunteering

SYRCL Volunteers are passionate about protecting the Yuba watershed and our planet. We offer volunteer opportunities for all ages and skill levels so you can take action for positive change.  

Membership

As one of the largest grassroots river organizations in the country, SYRCL’s continued effectiveness as an advocate and change agent depends on having a membership base that is thriving and engaged.

We protect and RESTORE the Yuba watershed

Restoration Projects

River

The Lower Yuba River has been dramatically altered by hydraulic mining sediments, dredger mining, dams, levees, and alteration of flows. SYRCL is leading the effort to rehabilitate the lower Yuba River for salmon, steelhead, riparian habitat, and wildlife.

Meadow

Mountain meadows are areas of extremely high value for natural water storage, water quality, and wildlife habitat. Unfortunately, meadows throughout the watershed are in some state of degradation. See what SYRCL is doing to restore these meadows.

Forest

Many forests in the Yuba watershed are unhealthy; overstocked with small trees and brush, they are now susceptible to high-severity wildfire due to fire suppression and historic timber harvesting practices. SYRCL is partnering with a number of organizations to implement forest health projects across the Yuba watershed.  

We ADVOCATE on behalf of the river and EDUCATE our communities. We INSPIRE action.

Engagement & Outreach

Issues & Causes

Education Programs

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

About SYRCL

The South Yuba River Citizens League was founded in 1983 by grassroots activists determined to protect the South Yuba River from dams. Ultimately, SYRCL won permanent protections for 39 miles of the South Yuba River under California’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Today, SYRCL is the central hub of community activism to protect, restore, and celebrate the Yuba River watershed. With decades of achievements, 3,500 members, and 1,300 active volunteers, SYRCL is doing great things for the Yuba watershed. Together, we are extending our powerful coalition from the Sierra to the sea.

Keeping Current

Our latest Events, Projects, News, and Issues

Now Hiring: Executive Director

SYRCL seeks a new Executive Director to advance our mission to unite the community to protect and restore the watershed. Nearing our 40th anniversary, SYRCL is a dynamic, sustainable, and effective organization engaged in science, advocacy, outreach, and education based in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The ideal candidate will possess passion for the work,…

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Help us help the Yuba

Gifts for the River

Protecting our beloved Yuba River Watershed depends on the support of a thriving and engaged membership. Join our Emerald Circle, sponsor our events, or help SYRCL lead the fight for the Yuba years to come by making a legacy gift through your will or estate plan.