Member Spotlight: Awakening Women

This month, we’re excited to highlight local organization, Awakening Women. Awakening Women has been a SYRCL member since October of 2018 – we’re incredibly grateful for their generous, sustaining membership gifts.

The following is our interview with Founder, Chameli Ardagh.

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Member Spotlight: Rick Sharkey

Rick Sharkey has been a SYRCL member and volunteer since 1997. Last year, he and his spouse, Melissa Horton, decided to leave a gift for the future of the Yuba River watershed by including SYRCL in their will.

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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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Update on Centennial Dam

Nevada Irrigation District is re-engaging in an effort to plan for their future water needs. The resulting plan will be known as the Plan for Water and the public process kicks off on November 9th at 4PM. The final version of the plan will reassess hydrology, water supply, and demand over the next 50 years. Ultimately, the plan will help NID determine if our region needs additional water storage. Thus, this planning process will be an important inflection point in the campaign against Centennial Dam.

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Love the Yuba? Help us protect every wild mile

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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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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