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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Earth Weekend Backyard BioBlitz 2021: Report Out

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

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Superhero Lizards Keep Lyme Disease at Bay

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

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Earth Day Outings in the Yuba Watershed

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

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SYRCL Makes 313 Railroad Avenue Its Forever Home

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.

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River Monitoring Returns!

This past March, thanks to the dedicated efforts of our River Monitoring volunteers, the River Monitoring program held a smooth transition back into community driven water quality monitoring of Yuba waters after essentially a year hiatus! Details

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Trivia Buffs Help Raise Funds for Student Scholarships: Quiz Night 2021 Wrap Up

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

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Wild for Wildflowers: Exploring the Spring Wonders of the Sierra Foothills

Now that spring has begun we’ve been finding some of our favorite common wildflowers popping up alongside trails and in meadows. They are also starting to blanket hillsides in beautiful shades of orange, yellow, and purple. This is why we want to share proper picture-taking etiquette and introduce some of our favorite common wildflowers that are sometimes overlooked. 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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Protect the Yuba – Summer Volunteers Needed

YRCL is recruiting 70 volunteers to be Ambassadors at the South Yuba River this summer. Become a river steward and help protect the Yuba River from being “Loved to Death”. River Ambassadors are the first wave of protection for the South Yuba River. Get involved today! Details

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