Preparing a Picnic at the River for the Fourth of July: What to Bring (and What Not to Bring)

Having the right food is important for a trip to the river. With the current fire restrictions in place by the South Yuba River State Park, some foods work better than others. This Fourth of July holiday, we ask you to leave your grills at home and pack a ready-to-go meal instead. In collaboration with read more >>

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Caring for the Yuba During a Drought

Nevada City Council declares Drought Stage 3 Warning On June 18, 2021, the Nevada City Council declared a Drought Stage 3 Warning in response to a severe lack of rainfall, which means mandatory water restrictions for residents and businesses alike. The drought also means the Yuba is in need of extra care. How does the drought impact read more >>

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Be the Change Yuba Wanna See

Tired of seeing trash at the river? Wanna know how to politely ask that person not to light their BBQ? Take action with us and be the change Yuba wanna see.  From now through Labor Day we are recruiting volunteers to be the voice of the Yuba River through a number of events and opportunities.  read more >>

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Understanding Current Fire Bans

Fire bans are in effect for Nevada County and the South Yuba River Canyon. Read more about what these bans mean and forecasts for the summer.

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Sunscreen Slicks & the South Yuba

Over the past several weeks, our River Ambassadors have been fielding questions from river-goers about a slick they are seeing on the water. While an oily film on the water can be the result of a number of things, it is likely a result of thousands of visitors wearing sunscreen. Read more about how sunscreen can impact rivers like the Yuba.

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What are Bees Busy Doing in Our Watershed?

You may be familiar with non-native European honeybees (Apis melifera) because they are used commercially to produce honey and pollinate crops. But what do you know about bees native to our watershed?

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How to Spot Invasive Plants in Our Watershed

Learn about the five most common invasive plants in the Yuba watershed, how they harm native ecosystems and how you can take action to reduce these invasive species. Make a difference in our watershed, sign up for our annual Scotch broom challenge on April 4th. Details

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