We have a wildly diverse population of Yuba rivergoers that has grown from 400,000 in 2012 when we first partnered with State Parks to start the River Ambassador program to over 800,000 last year. How is SYRCL addressing this growing popularity?
Visiting the South Yuba River
The South Yuba River is one of the most visited attractions in Nevada County, thanks to its signature emerald green swimming holes and picturesque granite boulders. Each summer, the Yuba’s popularity attracts thousands of river goers. More visitors means more coolers, more dogs, more trash, and a greater risk of fire.
In June 2021, SYRCL led our week-long Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunity (YOLO) expedition with 6 local high school students with great success!
In just a week, SYRCL staff and volunteers picked up over 1,000 pounds of trash along the South Yuba.