We have fielded a lot of questions in the past few weeks about water temperatures in the South Yuba. Are they higher than normal?
SYRCL is happy to announce Skyler Meinholz, a Nevada Union High School Senior, as the 2021 recipient of the Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship. This scholarship, administered by SYRCL, is offered annually to graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to the environment. An outdoor enthusiast and activist, Skyler, has volunteered with SYRCL over the years during read more >>
We are still recruiting 10th-12th graders and graduating seniors interested in this FREE five-day summer science expedition. This year students will install aspen enclosures at Loney Meadow, conduct biological studies, collect data, take beautiful hikes, and learn about the importance of healthy meadows and meadow fringe aspen ecosystems. Details
On Earth Day last year, SYRCL called on our community to get outside and explore nature within their own backyards for a BioBlitz. We had such an overwhelming response that we brought it back again this year for the weekend following Earth Day. Details
Now that warmer weather is upon us, outdoor enthusiasts have to grapple with tick season. Ticks are well known for spreading a number of zoonotic diseases (or diseases that can be transmitted from humans to animals), namely Lyme Disease. However, California is armed with an unlikely defense against the spread of Lyme Disease: western fence lizards. Details
As the skies clear and the days begin to feel just a bit warmer, more and more of us are looking to get out and into nature. We’ve been getting a lot of folks asking where they can go to continue to maintain social distancing while being close to the river. Details
SYRCL makes 313 Railroad Avenue its forever home. Thanks to low interest rates and a motivated seller, SYRCL was able to negotiate a mortgage payment close to its current rent, which allowed us to avoid an impending rent hike.
BioBlitzes are powerful citizen science tools that can add a wealth of knowledge to what we already know about our ecosystems. By using a large group of people to record observations, more data can be collected at once than would be during a traditional biological survey. Scientists can then use this data to learn more about the species in the area surveyed, such as the abundance of a certain animal, or how many invasive species are present. Details
SYRCL’s annual scholarship fundraiser, Quiz Night, looked a little different different this year but we were still able to reunite virtually to tackle brain-scratching trivia thanks to the all-too-familiar Zoom. With your help, we raised funds for the Youth Environmentalist of the Year scholarship. Details