SYRCL Board of Directors
Over three decades, George has explored the Yuba’s three forks and their many feeder creeks. SYRCL offers him an opportunity to give back to, and know more fully, this engaging, living system that calls for our protection.
Living 15 minutes from the entrance of the South Yuba River State Park, Fran often enjoys taking in the river scenic views of Buttermilk Trail or appreciating the majestic oaks while hiking Point Defiance.
A Massachusetts native, John Regan has lived in the Sierra Nevada for nearly twenty years. He moved to the Yuba Watershed after spending an afternoon on the South Yuba.
Jeffrey Odefey is the Director of Clean Water Supply Programs for American Rivers, where he helps to lead a multi-disciplinary effort to promote integrated management of water resources through progressive regulation, sustainable financing, and policy reforms.
Jeff grew up in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona and has lived in the Yuba watershed since 2005.
Joseph J. Bell
Joe moved here in 1980 to work as the [only] legal aid attorney in western Nevada County. A founding member of SYRCL, he was also its first lawyer for more than 10 years of administrative and federal court litigation, blocking proposals to build small hydroelectric dams on the Yuba River.
A third generation native Californian, Syd has called northern California “home” all her life. As a child, she spent summers tent camping, hiking, and whiling away the hours next to trout and steelhead rivers with family.
Peter was born and raised in Palo Alto spending most of his free time hiking, fishing, and skiing in the Sierra and biking the peninsula coast range.
Amy Guy Wagner
Amy was born and raised a few miles from Edwards Crossing bridge. She spent formative childhood and teenage years hiking, swimming and basking on rocks at the Yuba River and has a deep connection with the land and the watershed.
Kurt grew up on a farm near St Louis, MO, earning a BA from Kenyon College in Ohio, and an MAT from Webster University in St. Louis. He moved to his then home on San Juan Ridge (an incomplete garage with a partially broken roof) in 1976 and went to work teaching school in Camptonville and later for the Twin Ridges District and for Sutter County Office of Education.
Dustin has a six-year relationship with the Yuba Watershed; one that began weeks before the birth of his second daughter. His children and wife, Amy live with him a mile from the Jones Fire scar and his mother, Kathy lives in Lake Wildwood.
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