SYRCL’s Statement on NID Election Campaign Mailer

A misleading mailer, sent by Rich Johansen, a candidate for the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors, implies that SYRCL is a “backer” of his opponent, John Norton.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, SYRCL cannot and does not engage in any political activity, and as an organization SYRCL does not support, oppose, or contribute to any candidates for elected office—period. Details

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Take Action: Tell the Trump Administration to Enforce the Clean Water Act

Did you know that the Yuba and Bear River watersheds are severely impacted by some of the oldest hydropower dams in the country? That is why we are writing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to ask them to protect our rivers by reversing the recent waivers of vital Clean Water Act protections in our watersheds. Details

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A New Beginning for NID

Well, it’s been a rough few years. Challenging a massive infrastructure project backed by an agency essential to life in Nevada County wasn’t easy. As NID pushed the Centennial Dam project forward starting in 2014, SYRCL, supported by hundreds of Dam Watchdogs like you, stood up for the integrity of our community and formally opposed the dam. Details

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SYRCL Welcomes New Board Members

Over the last several months, the SYRCL Board of Directors have welcomed three new members to their ranks, and they’re giving a boost to SYRCL’s capacity in advocacy, fundraising, operations, and land management. Details

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Twelve Months of Yuba Watershed Success

SYRCL had a busy year protecting the future of our community’s watershed. Check out these highlights from the last 12 months and how our work has impacted our watershed. Details

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NID’s “Unsustainable” Budget and Centennial Spending is Indefensible

“Highlights” of this indefensible budget include a series of water rate increases totaling 46% starting in 2021, a new $30 million dollar bond, and $500,000 in new spending on Centennial Dam each year until 2024. SYRCL and allies have repeatedly asked NID to stop spending on the Centennial project where legally possible—a move that is needed now more than ever. Details

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Stop Centennial Dam Update

Since April 2018, SYRCL and allies have requested NID stop spending on Centennial where legally possible. This has clearly not happened and their proposed 2020 budget is fiscally irresponsible. Details

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The Future of Hydropower Workshop – Part 2

On October 2, the second event in SYRCL’s exciting new educational series, “Watershed Science and Policy in the Sierra Foothills” will focus on The Future of Hydropower in partnership with Nevada County Department of Environmental Health. Details

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NID Stops Buying Properties for Centennial Dam

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) recently announced that they will temporarily stop purchasing property for the foreseeable future – including parcels within the proposed Centennial Dam project area. Details

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Thank You for Attending the 2019 State of the Yuba

Thanks to all of our supporters, volunteers, partners, and panelists for attending the 2019 State of the Yuba. Details

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