How Can We Stop Illegal Dumping?

Following the success of this year’s Yuba River Cleanup, in which volunteers hauled out more than six tons of trash and recyclables, we may want to take a moment to consider why cleanup programs are so necessary and why illegal dumping is such a frequent occurrence in the Yuba River watershed and throughout Nevada County.

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Raft California Donates Recycling Proceeds to SYRCL

A big ‘Thank You’ to Raft California and Teagan Santin for choosing SYRCL as the recipient of their aluminum can recycling profits! SYRCL is very grateful for the generous donation, which will help to support the work we do to protect and restore the Yuba River watershed.

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Yuba River Cleanup Hauls Out More than Six Tons of Trash and Recyclables ​

From the headwaters along Donner Summit to the confluence of the Yuba and Feather Rivers, hundreds of people turned out for the South Yuba River Citizens League’s (SYRCL’s) 24th annual Yuba River Cleanup that took place from September 11-18, 2021.

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From the Headwaters to Bridgeport: Cleaning Up the Yuba

In just a week, SYRCL staff and volunteers picked up over 1,000 pounds of trash along the South Yuba.

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Preparing a Picnic at the River for the Fourth of July: What to Bring (and What Not to Bring)

Having the right food is important for a trip to the river. With the current fire restrictions in place by the South Yuba River State Park, some foods work better than others. This Fourth of July holiday, we ask you to leave your grills at home and pack a ready-to-go meal instead. In collaboration with read more >>

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Caring for the Yuba During a Drought

Nevada City Council declares Drought Stage 3 Warning On June 18, 2021, the Nevada City Council declared a Drought Stage 3 Warning in response to a severe lack of rainfall, which means mandatory water restrictions for residents and businesses alike. The drought also means the Yuba is in need of extra care. How does the drought impact read more >>

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Be the Change Yuba Wanna See

Tired of seeing trash at the river? Wanna know how to politely ask that person not to light their BBQ? Take action with us and be the change Yuba wanna see.  From now through Labor Day we are recruiting volunteers to be the voice of the Yuba River through a number of events and opportunities.  read more >>

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Sunscreen Slicks & the South Yuba

Over the past several weeks, our River Ambassadors have been fielding questions from river-goers about a slick they are seeing on the water. While an oily film on the water can be the result of a number of things, it is likely a result of thousands of visitors wearing sunscreen. Read more about how sunscreen can impact rivers like the Yuba.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Joy Elson​

This month we are spotlighting one of our newest and passionate volunteers Joy Elson. Joy has been helping the last two years as a Yuba Cleanup Photographer lending her keen artistic eye to the Yuba River Cleanup. 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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