High Water & Covid-19 Impact River Safety Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend typically marks the first surge of visitors to the Yuba River, but this year will be different due to COVID-19 and California’s stay-at-home order. Details

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SYRCL Welcomes New Board Members

Over the last several months, the SYRCL Board of Directors have welcomed three new members to their ranks, and they’re giving a boost to SYRCL’s capacity in advocacy, fundraising, operations, and land management. Details

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Backyard BioBlitz: Results

Thanks for participating in our Earth Day Backyard BioBlitz! Here’s what we found in the Yuba, Bear, and American Watersheds during Earth Day. Details

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Virtual Events & Happenings

In response to COVID-19, we’ve adapted by rescheduling events or transitioning them to an online format. We’ve also begun offering a number of online activities and ways to stay engaged while sheltering in place. We hope you will join us and show your support for the Yuba River! Details

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Press Release: Environmental Coalition Urges California Governor to Protect California’s Rivers From Federal Hydroelectric Dam Relicensing

Following the California Legislature’s return last week after a six-week suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, California environmental groups urge Governor Newsom to prioritize protecting California’s rivers, streams, and wildlife from the present and ongoing threat of federal waivers of California’s authority to issue water quality certifications for hydroelectric dams. Details

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Our Eyes on the Yuba: River Monitoring during COVID-19

According to Karl Ronning, who oversees River Monitoring, “We are the eyes on the water. It’s essential to keep up water testing during this unprecedented time.” Without River Monitoring, we won’t know if something may be endangering clean drinking water—just when people need it the most. Details

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Celebrating 20 Years of Citizen Science

As we reminisce on 20 years of River Monitoring at SYRCL, we recognize our achievements and the incredible citizen-scientists who have helped us along the way. The River Monitoring Program was built by passionate and devoted community members, and today, the program is fortified by that same passion and support. Details

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SPECIAL: Giving Tuesday Now for River Education

Despite the uncertainty we’re facing today, please know we’re steadfast in our commitment to you – our Yuba Community — and SYRCL’s work to stay vigilant to protect the health of our watershed.

That’s why we’re taking part in #GivingTuesdayNow – a global day of giving and unity that’s dedicated to responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Details

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Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship Announced

An enthusiastic environmentalist, Amelia Heinritz, has been serving as one of SYRCL’s River Education interns for the past year, and has been extremely active in both local and regional environmental stewardship movements. Details

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SYRCL’s Field Science Expeditions for High Schoolers

Learn about meadow ecosystems, collect scientific data that is used to understand the benefits of meadow restoration, and get hands on experience with restoration activities. Details

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