River Ambassadors are on the river every weekend working hard to cultivate a culture of environmentalism. They are setting up booths, interacting with the public, and recording data (see below). River Ambassadors are not only a resource to river-goers, but also a representation of our community’s dedication to the health of the Yuba Watershed. Even more, they are citizen researchers reporting their observations about river-use (or misuse). This information is critical in assessing our progress and even more light on the need for Ambassadors at the river.
If you are interested in joining the River Ambassador Program please attend our mid-season River Ambassador Training on Wednesday, July 11, 2018; RSVP to Siya Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone 530-265-5961 x. 212. We are working hard to increase our pool of personable, solution-oriented, riparian-loving community activists. You, our SYRCL supporters, are our very best resource for finding such dedicated and qualified individuals.
Why do we collect data?
These statistics help us understand trends taking place on the river and design our program to addresses them. As we approach one month since the program’s opening, let’s see how we are doing.
Here are some other great River Ambassador Program snapshots
Did you know SYRCL is part of a multi-stakeholder Yuba River Safety Cohort? This team of agencies working to keep people safe and the river healthy include: Nevada County Supervisors Heidi Hall and Hank Weston, the Sheriff’s Office, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, Public Works, BLM, CalFIRE, Friends of Purdon, and Yuba Bus to name a few. Check out these talking points on Go Nevada County: Love the Yuba Like a Local This Summer.
River Ambassadors received a shout out in Vanity Fair Magazine! Check it out here: Why is Vanity Fair Interested in the Yuba Watershed?
River Captain, Sonny appeared in The Union: SYRCL Celebrates Opening Day at the South Yuba River over Memorial Weekend.
BriarPatch even featured River Ambassadors in their most recent edition of The Vine Newsletter: River Ambassadors say, ‘Love the Yuba like a local’.