Join us for Virtual Salmon Adventures!

Most autumns, SYRCL’s River Education Program leads our flagship Salmon Expeditions along the Lower Yuba River. This year, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to support remote learning for K-12 students, SYRCL committed to developing creative new ways to deliver this program. Read on to learn more. Details

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2020 Yuba River Cleanup Final Results

We want to send our sincerest thanks to each and every volunteer that helped during the 23rd Annual Yuba River Cleanup to “Protect Our Happy Place.” Over a 12-day period 764 volunteers removed more than three tons of garbage and recycling from the Yuba River watershed. Read the full cleanup report with results, photos, and messages from volunteers. Details

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Winners Announced for Yuba River Cleanup ‘Trash or Treasure’ Contest

The results are in! During the Yuba River Cleanup we encourage volunteers to keep on the lookout for unique trash to enter into the ‘Trash or Treasure’ contest. This year we offered the contest online and let you vote for the winners. Details

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Ask a SYRCL Scientist: What’s Going On With These Fish?

The Yuba River Watershed is full of curiosities. In “Ask a Scientist” we explore the questions you send us about observations you made while recreating around the watershed. We recently received a great question from Diana Gardener. Details

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Virtual Community Meeting: Van Norden Restoration Updates

SYRCL and the Tahoe National Forest will be hosting a virtual community meeting to discuss draft plans for restoration actions in Van Norden Meadow. Please join us for a virtual community gathering to hear about this project, ask questions, and provide feedback to us on the restoration designs. Your input is important to us and will help us create a more sustainable restoration design. Details

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SYRCL’s Statement on NID Election Campaign Mailer

A misleading mailer, sent by Rich Johansen, a candidate for the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors, implies that SYRCL is a “backer” of his opponent, John Norton.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, SYRCL cannot and does not engage in any political activity, and as an organization SYRCL does not support, oppose, or contribute to any candidates for elected office—period. Details

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Fire and Water on the Yuba

This past August, our community and watershed faced a challenge we all knew was likely but hoped would never happen; the Jones Fire burned in the South Yuba River canyon, destroying 21 homes and structures. When the smoke cleared, we were left with a new landscape. Details

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Cast Your Vote in the Yuba River Cleanup ‘Trash or Treasure’ Contest

During the Yuba River Cleanup we encourage volunteers to keep on the lookout for unique trash to enter into the ‘Trash or Treasure’ contest. We typically award prizes at our post-Cleanup volunteer appreciation party. We’ve had to do things a bit different this year, so we’re offering an extended online contest. Details

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Help Rebuild the Independence Trail

Nevada County’s iconic Independence Trail was severely damaged by the Jones Fire, which erupted on the morning of August 17. The fire, which burned primarily on California State Park and Bear Yuba Land Trust land, consumed all wooden structures on the western portion of the trail, including the flumes, bridges and the Rush Creek Ramp. Details

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