State of the Yuba

UPDATE: In response to COVID-19 and an attempt to keep risk low and reduce the risk of spreading the virus, we are postponing our annual State of the Yuba. We will send additional details in the coming weeks as community conditions improve and we have a new date. Please feel free to reach out if you have additional questions and concerns. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Are you a local 6-12 grader interested in sharing your passions for art and the environment with your community? SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival wants to display your environmentally themed art at the State of the Yuba event on April 22!

Wild & Scenic is opening the call for art to students in grades 6-12 from Nevada and Yuba Counties with photography, two-dimensional pieces, or three-dimensional pieces that inspire environmental activism or a love for nature. The final deadline for submissions is April 3rd, but space is limited so we encourage early submissions. Details here.

STATE of the YUBA Celebrates the South Yuba’s 20th Year as a Wild & Scenic River

April 24, 2019 Event Honored Volunteers and Advocates on the
Frontline of this Victory

On April 24th, 2019, SYRCL delivered its 6th annual State of the Yuba address. In celebration of the Yuba River watershed, we invited the community to hear from our team about SYRCL’s vision for the next five years, current projects, challenges, recent successes, and opportunities to get involved. We honored our Volunteer of the Year, Nathan Hoxie and Partner of the Year, the Truckee Donner Land Trust.

If you missed the State of the Yuba, don’t worry. We recorded the whole evening so you can catch up on all that SYRCL is doing to protect the watershed. Watch it here.

SYRL Co-Board Presidents, Shana Maziarz and Debra Weistar, welcome the community, volunteers and members. Karl Ronning, SYRCL Hydrologist, presents the Volunteer of the Year Award to Nathan Hoxie. Rachel Hutchinson, SYRCL River Science Director, presents Partner of the Year Award to Truckee Donner land Trust.

In celebration of the South Yuba’s 20th Year as a Wild & Scenic River a panel of special guests shared stories about SYRCL’s 1999 victory that protected the river from proposed hydropower dams. The panel includes Dr. Roger Hicks, founding SYRCL Board President, Janet Cohen, former SYRCL Executive Director, John Regan, SYRCL Board Secretary, and Jeff Shellito, former aide to past State Senator Byron Sher.

SYRCL’s Executive Director Melinda Booth presents the Five-year Strategic Plan and SYRCL’s vision for the watershed.