Join us for Virtual Salmon Adventures!

Most autumns, SYRCL’s River Education Program leads our flagship Salmon Expeditions along the Lower Yuba River. This year, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to support remote learning for K-12 students, SYRCL committed to developing creative new ways to deliver this program. Read on to learn more. Details

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Ask a SYRCL Scientist: What’s Going On With These Fish?

The Yuba River Watershed is full of curiosities. This week, we explore the questions you send us about observations you made while recreating around the watershed. Details

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Wild & Scenic Youth Art-I-Vism Month

September is usually a big month for students—the return to school, the start of a new semester and a chance to connect with like-minded people in after-school clubs and on-campus enrichment or activism opportunities. While some of that may not be possible this year, we want to recognize all the incredible efforts young environmental activists are still putting forth, despite the current challenges they face. Details

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Featured Fish: The Sacramento Pikeminnow

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

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Register Today for the Yuba River Cleanup

This summer the South Yuba River has seen an unprecedented number of visitors. Beaches and trails are littered with shopping bags, straws, cigarette butts, bottles, glass, picnic trash and more. Help “Protect Your Happy Place” by volunteering for SRYCL’s 23rd Annual Yuba River Cleanup September 16-27, 2020. Details

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Wild for the Yuba Virtual Auction

Wild for the Yuba is going virtual! Due to the impacts of COVID-19, SYRCL’s annual auction has been moved to a virtual setting this year. Featured items include JetBlue airline tickets and passes to Pier 39 and the Sacramento Zoo. Details

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Join SYRCL’s AmeriCorps Team

SYRCL is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. During the year, SNAP members will gain skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders and receive an education award at the successful completion of service. 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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Restoring Van Norden Meadow, Protecting Cultural Resources

SYRCL and partners are working to restore the stream channels and floodplain at Van Norden Meadow. The team is also working to protect cultural resources and enhance recreational opportunities within and around the meadow. Details

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