Meet SYRCL’s River Captains!

SYRCL is excited to formally introduce our River Captains this summer season. Until Labor Day weekend, they will be stationed at popular South Yuba River crossings. They set up the River Ambassador booths and coordinate volunteers in order to educate and inspire river-goers to keep the Yuba clean, safe, and healthy.

We asked each captain what inspired them to apply for the role and what they love about the Yuba. You can find their answers below.

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Return to the River You Love

Last year, SYRCL asked Yuba River lovers to write love letters to the Yuba. There are many ways to express love for the yuba and we received uniquely heartfelt and creative submissions. We were so moved, that we are inviting you to revisit them with us.

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MineWatch: Interview with Ralph Silberstein

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) assessing the impacts of the Idaho-Maryland Mine was recently released. We connected with Ralph Silberstein, President of the Community Environmental Advocates Foundation, to learn more about the report and MineWatch’s response. 

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Member Spotlight: Rick Sharkey

Rick Sharkey has been a SYRCL member and volunteer since 1997. Last year, he and his spouse, Melissa Horton, decided to leave a gift for the future of the Yuba River watershed by including SYRCL in their will.

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Clean the Dam Ladders UPDATE

On January 13, SYRCL released our call to the public for signatures on our letter to the Army Corps of Engineers asking them to clean and maintain the fish ladders at Daguerre Point Dam.
During the 20 days the letter was open, we collected 700 signatures from 28 different states.

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How willow absorb and trap mercury on the Yuba

Sometimes the restoration work we do ends up having some unexpected benefits. In this article, we explore some unplanned positive outcomes of our lower Yuba River restoration projects.

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Was December’s Storm a Drought Buster?

December was a month for the record books when it comes to Sierra snowfall, but was it enough to end California’s two-year drought?

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SYRCL’s 2021 Top Wins

As we begin 2022, we find it useful to reflect back on the work we accomplished in 2021. We could not have done it without hundreds of volunteers and members, dozens of partners, and an incredible staff of 20+ people.

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Clean the Dam Ladders FAQs

Want to know more about the action asking the Army Corps of Engineers to clean the Daguerre Point Dam fish ladders? Check out our FAQs.

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Where Does Our Water Go?

You may have noticed the new storm drain markers across Nevada City. SYRCL has been installing these markers over the past few years, and we have finally finished placing the last one!

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