After the first rains of the season in October, it was incredible to see the Yuba finally roaring through the canyons. It was a stark contrast to the slow, warm currents I saw a few months ago.
However heavy rains within the massive wildfire burn scars in Northern California could be disastrous. Burn scars + rain mean mudslides, flows, and waterways clouded with ash. We’ve seen this on the Feather River already.
Protecting the Yuba watershed from this very scenario keeps me focused on the work we do at the SYRCL every single day.
That’s why I’m asking for your help. Your special year-end gift will go directly to SYRCL’s projects and programs that are addressing these very threats.
Although the first atmospheric storm of the rainy season helped many California watersheds, it did not end the drought nor the threat of catastrophic wildfires. In fact, climate change will drive more extreme events that will come with greater frequency.
We’re advancing large-scale efforts here at SYRCL that will help the watershed cope with and adapt to the impacts of climate change. For example, our projects are:
• Bringing life back to meadows and creating natural water storage.
• Restoring fire resiliency within Yuba forests.
• Creating vibrant floodplains to benefit public safety, local economies, and wildlife.
By saving our headwater meadows, forests, and floodplains, we’re also saving people and communities. But we can’t do this critical work without supporters like you. Please give today so we can double your donation through this generous year-end matching gift opportunity.