Why should we care about PFAS chemicals?

In a first-of-its-kind water survey, SYRCL, along with other members of the Waterkeeper Alliance tested 114 total waterways in 34 states for PFAS chemicals. 

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The November 8, 2022 General Election is now just days away.

For individuals still contemplating which candidates and measures to support in this election, we’d like to provide a few quick facts about what you should know heading into the General.

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Court Victory for Clean Water and State Regulators in California

On August 4, 2022, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overruled the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), re-establishing California’s right to protect water quality in the Yuba, Bear, and Merced River Watersheds for the next 40 years. 

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How You Can Get Involved in Opposing the ID-MD Mine

SYRCL announced its formal opposition of the Idaho-Maryland Mine in 2021 in large part due to our deep concern over the impacts reopening the mine could have on water quality and flows. MineWatch NC is leading the community in this opposition

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Visitor Impacts Survey Results

In October 2021, SYRCL released a Visitor Impacts Survey that asked respondents questions about the activities they support at the river, their concerns related to increased visitation, and the measures they would like to see put into place in order to address the ever-growing number of people coming to visit the Yuba.

The report includes not only the results of the survey, but SYRCL’s recommendations moving forward. SYRCL presented this information to the Yuba River Public Safety Cohort in February 2022 in order to inform future decisions about infrastructure, enforcement, and visitor education campaigns.

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Return to the River You Love

Last year, SYRCL asked Yuba River lovers to write love letters to the Yuba. There are many ways to express love for the yuba and we received uniquely heartfelt and creative submissions. We were so moved, that we are inviting you to revisit them with us.

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MineWatch: Interview with Ralph Silberstein

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) assessing the impacts of the Idaho-Maryland Mine was recently released. We connected with Ralph Silberstein, President of the Community Environmental Advocates Foundation, to learn more about the report and MineWatch’s response. 

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Clean the Dam Ladders UPDATE

On January 13, SYRCL released our call to the public for signatures on our letter to the Army Corps of Engineers asking them to clean and maintain the fish ladders at Daguerre Point Dam.
During the 20 days the letter was open, we collected 700 signatures from 28 different states.

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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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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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