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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Long Bar Restoration Project Comment Period Extended to August 14

The Long Bar Restoration Project aims to restore roughly 50 acres of juvenile salmonid rearing habitat on the Lower Yuba River. In lieu of an in-person scoping meeting, due to Covid-19, we encourage stakeholders to view this informative video and submit comments. Details

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Action Alert: 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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The Yuba’s Most Famous Fish: Chinook Salmon

Tyler Goodearly, SYRCL’s fish biologist, is a seemingly endless source of information about our favorite native fish. He’s offered to share fun fish facts about some of those fish who inhabit the beautiful waters of the Yuba, starting with one of our favorites. Details

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Identifying Algae in the Yuba River

As temperatures rise and you begin to explore your favorite summer swimming holes, you are bound to see algae floating in the water or attached to nearby rocks. Algae are typically indicators of environmental change, whether it be in the water, on land, or in the air. However, before you assume the worst, it is important to note that not all algae are bad! 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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Press Release: Environmental Coalition Urges California Governor to Protect California’s Rivers From Federal Hydroelectric Dam Relicensing

Following the California Legislature’s return last week after a six-week suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, California environmental groups urge Governor Newsom to prioritize protecting California’s rivers, streams, and wildlife from the present and ongoing threat of federal waivers of California’s authority to issue water quality certifications for hydroelectric dams. Details

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Restoring the Lower Yuba

This 21-mile stretch of the Lower Yuba River was once believed to be too degraded and damaged by mining to ever be restored. However, SYRCL is building our team of scientists working hard to preserve, protect and restore river habitats and native fish populations. 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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Hiking in the New Year: Yuba Goldfields Trail

Looking for an excuse to get outside and enjoy this lovely January weather? A short venture to the Yuba Goldfields Trail offers an insightful look into the history of the lower Yuba. Details

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