2021 Youth Environmentalist of the Year: Skyler Meinholz

SYRCL is happy to announce Skyler Meinholz, a Nevada Union High School Senior, as the 2021 recipient of the Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship. This scholarship, administered by SYRCL, is offered annually to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to the environment.  An outdoor enthusiast and activist, Skyler, has volunteered with SYRCL over the years during read more >>

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Wildfire and the Yuba River Canyon

This year’s wildfire danger is extremely high. Learn about some of the contributing factors, how to stay safe, and what SYRCL is doing to help mitigate danger in the future.

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Love the Yuba? Help us protect every wild mild

COVID’S dark cloud has loomed over us for 14 months, closing SYRCL’s office and forcing a pivot to virtual programming – even for our most important event, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Details

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SYRCL Makes 313 Railroad Avenue Its Forever Home

SYRCL makes 313 Railroad Avenue its forever home. Thanks to low interest rates and a motivated seller, SYRCL was able to negotiate a mortgage payment close to its current rent, which allowed us to avoid an impending rent hike.

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Trivia Buffs Help Raise Funds for Student Scholarships: Quiz Night 2021 Wrap Up

SYRCL’s annual scholarship fundraiser, Quiz Night, looked a little different different this year but we were still able to reunite virtually to tackle brain-scratching trivia thanks to the all-too-familiar Zoom. With your help, we raised funds for the Youth Environmentalist of the Year scholarship. Details

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, is an opportunity for SYRCL to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers who tackle our community’s greatest challenges. Thank you to the many SYRCL volunteers who lend their time, talent, and voice to make a difference in our community. Details

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We stand with the AAPI community and condemn racism and violence.

In this moment of uncertainty and fear, we want to communicate to our community members who are experiencing these feelings that we are an ally. We stand with the AAPI community and condemn racism and violence.

Doing so aligns with SYRCL’s pledge to speak out against violence in our Statement of Inclusivity that asserts: “I will not remain silent during pivotal political and cultural moments that impact BIPOC Communities.” Read more

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Asking for Action: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival Letter to Biden & Harris

On January 14th, SYRCL released its annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival action letter. The action, which asserts that the Climate Crisis is a California water crisis, asked the incoming Biden Administration to declare a climate emergency during their first 100 days in office. Details

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Fighting for the Yuba’s Threatened Species

Our beloved Yuba River once supported massive runs of Chinook salmon and steelhead that served as a keystone species that supported ecosystems from the Sierra to the sea. Legend says that the fish runs were so dense in the Yuba River that one could run across the water on the backs of salmon! Details

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How to Fest like a Boss, From Home

Make the most of your Wild & Scenic Film Fest experience by planning ahead. Familiarize yourself with choice films, check the highlights, and organize your at home viewing schedule so you don’t miss a beat. Details

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