Wild for Wildflowers: Exploring the Spring Wonders of the Sierra Foothills
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Wild for Wildflowers: Exploring the Spring Wonders of the Sierra Foothills

Now that spring has begun we’ve been finding some of our favorite common wildflowers popping up alongside trails and in meadows. They are also starting to blanket hillsides in beautiful shades of orange, yellow, and purple. This is why we want to share proper picture-taking etiquette and introduce some of our favorite common wildflowers that are sometimes overlooked.

Vault Toilet at the Golden Quartz Picnic Site

Vault Toilet at the Golden Quartz Picnic Site

Thanks to funding secured from Nevada Country through their Outdoor Safety Fund grant program, SYRCL and the Forest Service were able to install a new, state-of-the-art, accessible vault toilet at the Golden Quartz Picnic Site, replacing the old one. 

SYRCL was more than happy to coordinate the process, as keeping a vault toilet from leaking into the Yuba River fully aligns with our mission.

Now Hiring: River Captains

Now Hiring: River Captains

River Captains help train and oversee River Ambassador volunteers to educate visitors about river safety and etiquette at assigned river crossings, including the Highway 49 bridge, Bridgeport, and Purdon Crossing. River Captains are also responsible for collecting programmatic data about visitors, trash collected, and interactions. While on-the-ground duties occur on weekends, River Captains can expect to spend two hours midweek in meetings and completing administrative duties, such as data entry, scheduling, and supply restocking River Captains average 15 hours per week.

Spring at the Yuba River: A Soundtrack

Spring at the Yuba River: A Soundtrack

In celebration of Spring, SYRCL’s Community Engagement Manager and KVMR DJ, Maddie Davis, has put together a playlist of evocative songs from both local and international artists. Tunes to take you out of winter and into the bright sun of spring – perfect for an early morning walk on the South Yuba Trail or a dinner time picnic at Bridgeport.