Was December’s Storm a Drought Buster?

December was a month for the record books when it comes to Sierra snowfall, but was it enough to end California’s two-year drought?

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SYRCL’s 2021 Top Wins

As we begin 2022, we find it useful to reflect back on the work we accomplished in 2021. We could not have done it without hundreds of volunteers and members, dozens of partners, and an incredible staff of 20+ people.

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Clean the Dam Ladders FAQs

Want to know more about the action asking the Army Corps of Engineers to clean the Daguerre Point Dam fish ladders? Check out our FAQs.

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Where Does Our Water Go?

You may have noticed the new storm drain markers across Nevada City. SYRCL has been installing these markers over the past few years, and we have finally finished placing the last one!

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Daguerre Point Dam: A History of Obstructing Salmon

SYRCL is asking the Army Corps of Engineers to help threatened salmon reach their spawning grounds by cleaning the fish ladders at Daguerre Point Dam. We offer context to our request by outlining some of the history of the dam.

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How to Fest Virtually

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.

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Matched Gifts: For the Next Generation of River Stewards

During this holiday season, SYRCL is asking for donations to help us educate the next generation of river stewards – the future voices of the watershed who are learning to protect this place we love.

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Matching Gifts for the Yuba

Protecting the Yuba watershed from the impacts of climate change is a priority for our work. Your special year-end gift will go directly to SYRCL’s projects and programs that are addressing these very threats. If you donate by December 31, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by another SYRCL member who’s helping to build a resilient, vibrant, and safe watershed

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‘First Flush’ Water Quality Monitoring Results Are In

The storm that swept through Nevada County between the 23rd and 25th of October dropped between seven and twelve inches of much needed precipitation. This rainfall has led to, among other things, increased flows in the Yuba River and SYRCL’s ‘first flush’ event.

We sat down with our resident hydrologist, Karl Ronning, to learn more about this ‘first flush’ event and to discuss the results of our water quality monitoring.

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2022 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Tickets on Sale + Volunteer Opportunities

Wild and Scenic Film Festival Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 season!

Festival goers can choose from over 100 environmental and adventure films, including 8 world premiers! This year, the festival is taking place as a hybrid experience. The in-person festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA runs from January 13 – 17. The online program runs January 13 – 23, 2022. 

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