Fighting for the Yuba’s Threatened Species

Our beloved Yuba River once supported massive runs of Chinook salmon and steelhead that served as a keystone species that supported ecosystems from the Sierra to the sea. Legend says that the fish runs were so dense in the Yuba River that one could run across the water on the backs of salmon! Details

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Dear Yuba: Call for Letters

For Valentine’s Day, we are asking Yuba River lovers to write love letters to the Yuba. There are many ways to love the Yuba and we want to hear about how you love the Yuba. Details

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Fall Transitions

Our 2019/20 AmeriCorps team has completed their year of service. Read on to find out who will be staying on and learn more about our new team members. Details

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2020 Yuba River Cleanup Final Results

We want to send our sincerest thanks to each and every volunteer that helped during the 23rd Annual Yuba River Cleanup to “Protect Our Happy Place.” Over a 12-day period 764 volunteers removed more than three tons of garbage and recycling from the Yuba River watershed. Read the full cleanup report with results, photos, and messages from volunteers. Details

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Winners Announced for Yuba River Cleanup ‘Trash or Treasure’ Contest

The results are in! During the Yuba River Cleanup we encourage volunteers to keep on the lookout for unique trash to enter into the ‘Trash or Treasure’ contest. This year we offered the contest online and let you vote for the winners. Details

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Fire and Water on the Yuba

This past August, our community and watershed faced a challenge we all knew was likely but hoped would never happen; the Jones Fire burned in the South Yuba River canyon, destroying 21 homes and structures. When the smoke cleared, we were left with a new landscape. Details

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Cast Your Vote in the Yuba River Cleanup ‘Trash or Treasure’ Contest

During the Yuba River Cleanup we encourage volunteers to keep on the lookout for unique trash to enter into the ‘Trash or Treasure’ contest. We typically award prizes at our post-Cleanup volunteer appreciation party. We’ve had to do things a bit different this year, so we’re offering an extended online contest. Details

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The 2020 Yuba River Cleanup is Underway

This year’s Yuba River Cleanup is still underway and river crossings are looking better and better each day. Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, community partners, and sponsors, our river community has united to “Protect Your Happy Place.” Details

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Virtual Auction: Thank You Bidders

This year for Wild for the Yuba, we tried something new – a virtual auction. Thank you to all who bid online and congratulations to the winners. Your support is especially important for the Yuba right now after a summer of intense use and visitation. Details

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10 Steps to Becoming A Yuba River Cleanup Volunteer

To protect our river and our community whilst being COVID safe, this year the Yuba River Cleanup will have a new format. Rather than one day of fun, the 2020 Yuba River Cleanup will be held across 12 days, allowing our community to volunteer in small groups while keeping social-distancing. Details

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