SYRCL had a busy year protecting the future of our community’s watershed. Check out these highlights from the last 12 months and how our work has impacted our watershed. Details
In the new era of extreme weather and wildfires our beloved Sierra Nevada mountains have been hit hardest by threat of wildfire. During the 18th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, we feature an entire film session & panel discussion on Climate of Change. Details
Please join us in welcoming our new AmeriCorps team members: Shannon Hedge, Outreach & Education Coordinator; Mary McDonnell, Restoration Coordinator; and Jaclyn Sherman, River Monitoring Coordinator! Look for them at upcoming outreach events and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, January 16-20. Details
Protecting the Yuba River requires many hands and we are grateful for all the volunteer service of our river community. Check out ways to get involved in November. Details
Last week, Friends of the River scored a key legal victory for Yuba salmon and steelhead at the Ninth Circuit. The Court declared that the National Marine Fisheries Service needs to review whether two dams on the Yuba River affect threatened Chinook salmon, steelhead and green sturgeon. Details
UPDATE: We are very disappointed to hear that Governor Newsom vetoed SB 1, despite overwhelming support from California’s legislative bodies, environmental organizations, and our community. We look to California for leadership to protect our watershed in order to achieve a sustainable water future for the state, and this bill would have served as an “insurance policy” against attacks on environmental protections from the Trump Administration. Thank you to the 2,500+ members who took action to have the voice of the Yuba River heard in Sacramento. SYRCL will continue to advocate through our Yuba Salmon Now campaign and as your local Waterkeeper to make sure the Newsom administration protects the Yuba River watershed.
California Governor Newsom is threatening to veto a crucial water bill. It could happen any day. Take action now. Sign our letter to the Governor
The Yuba River Needs You. SYRCL is recruiting 1,000 volunteers to join us for the 22nd Yuba River Cleanup on Saturday, September 21st, 2019, as we remove thousands of pounds of trash from the Yuba River, Bear River, Wolf Creek and Deer Creek. Register to volunteer today!
Each September, SYRCL and a community of over 800 volunteers gather for a single day to cleanup tons of unsightly trash and recycling left on the river banks in the Yuba watershed. This year, the 22nd Annual Yuba River Cleanup will be held on September 21st from 9am-1pm, followed by SYRCL’s Volunteer Appreciation Party at Pioneer Park that includes FREE lunch and music for volunteers. Details
Get hands-on field research experience in our own backyard. Join us for volunteer field days on Thursday, August 22, Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 15. Details