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What Does this Year’s Drought Mean for Our Community?

On April 28, 2021 the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors declared a drought emergency for their service area. Two weeks later Governor Newson expanded the State’s drought emergency to cover 41 of California’s 58 counties. Nevada County has been categorized within the two most extreme tiers for drought by NOAA.    As water levels read more >>

What is the Yuba River’s Only Native Turtle up to?

While you may have seen them out and about already (perhaps on the hunt for a mate) summer is the time northwestern pond turtles are searching for nesting sites. If you see one, it is best to just watch from afar. Read on to learn more about the Yuba River’s only native species of turtle. read more >>

River Ambassadors: What we Learned from Our First Weekend

How can we teach our guests river safety and etiquette? Read some tips from our River Ambassador program (a collaboration with State Parks) that will help you talk to people about staying safe at the river and keeping the community safe as well.

2021 Youth Environmentalist of the Year: Skyler Meinholz

SYRCL is happy to announce Skyler Meinholz, a Nevada Union High School Senior, as the 2021 recipient of the Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship. This scholarship, administered by SYRCL, is offered annually to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to the environment.  An outdoor enthusiast and activist, Skyler, has volunteered with SYRCL over the years during read more >>

Parking: The Why Behind the Fine 

Parking outside of designated parking spots can lead to some dire consequences at the river. The threat of a $162 fine is not the primary reason people should park responsibly. Safety is.

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