Meet SYRCL’s River Captains!

SYRCL is excited to formally introduce our River Captains this summer season. Until Labor Day weekend, they will be stationed at popular South Yuba River crossings. They set up the River Ambassador booths and coordinate volunteers in order to educate and inspire river-goers to keep the Yuba clean, safe, and healthy.

We asked each captain what inspired them to apply for the role and what they love about the Yuba. You can find their answers below.

Share

SYRCL’s 2021 Impact Report: People Can Save a River

Each year, SYRCL releases an Impact Report that details the work we have done over the course of the previous year.

Share

Update: Van Norden Meadow Restoration Project 

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) was awarded $3.746 million from the Wildlife Conservation Board’s Forest Conservation grant program to implement Phase One of restoration of Van Norden Meadow (Yayalu Itdeh in Washoe) in partnership with Tahoe National Forest (TNF).

Share

Aspen on the Landscape

Here on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada, quaking aspen exists as a minor element of the forest in terms of acreage, making up only 1% of the forest and within the Yuba River watershed, aspen trees are mostly found within the headwaters. However, aspen trees provide an outsized role in terms of landscape resilience, biodiversity, and human enrichment. By looking to the aspen stands in the Yuba River watershed and where they are present, we can learn more about our home watershed’s natural history.

Share

Protect the Yuba River Canyon from Wildfires

This year’s lack of precipitation has already led to multiple red flag warnings in our area as well as the surrounding areas. Officials are particularly concerned about fires in and around the South Yuba River corridor due to the remote location and limited cellular communication available. Both of these factors could result in a small fire growing to become a significant and devastating incident.

Share

Update: NYFP to Receive Funding for Forest Restoration

The North Yuba Forest Partnership is set to receive $34.8 million in federal funding to support the implementation of forest restoration treatments in the North Yuba River watershed. The treatments this funding will support, such as ecologically based thinning and prescribed fire, are designed to promote forest conditions that are more resilient, while reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfire and restoring watershed health and native biodiversity.

Share

Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunity (YOLO)

SYRCL is excited to announce a FREE five-day summer science expedition for local 9th-12th graders to engage in local climate action and watershed restoration efforts!

Apply for our Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunity (YOLO) Expedition, and if you’re selected, spend a week on a fully funded research expedition studying meadows in Tahoe National Forest alongside real scientists and other students.

Share

Update: Van Norden Meadow Restoration Project

On April 1st, 2022, Nevada County, as a lead agency, released the Draft IS/MND CEQA Document for the Van Norden Meadow Restoration and Recreation Project, which is a project collaboration between the South Yuba River Citizens League and the Tahoe National Forest.

Share

Earth Day Weekend with Wild & Scenic Film Festival

We are looking forward to celebrating Earth Day weekend 2022 with you this year. The 2022 theme for Earth Day is “Invest In Our Planet” – because a green future is a prosperous future.

Share

The Ladies of Lady Buds

Directed by CJ Russo, Lady Buds tells the story of six women who, following the legalization of cannabis, leave the illegal underground market to carve out a place for themselves in the new commercial industry.

Share