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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Take Action: Tell the Trump Administration to Enforce the Clean Water Act

Did you know that the Yuba and Bear River watersheds are severely impacted by some of the oldest hydropower dams in the country? That is why we are writing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to ask them to protect our rivers by reversing the recent waivers of vital Clean Water Act protections in our watersheds. Details

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Long Bar Restoration Project Comment Period Extended to August 14

The Long Bar Restoration Project aims to restore roughly 50 acres of juvenile salmonid rearing habitat on the Lower Yuba River. In lieu of an in-person scoping meeting, due to Covid-19, we encourage stakeholders to view this informative video and submit comments. Details

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Action Alert: Support Healthy Yuba Forests for Water, Wildlife & People

Many forests in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and foothills are unhealthy—particularly in the Yuba River watershed. There is a lot of work to be done, and SYRCL needs the whole community to unite to protect the Yuba River watershed on this important issue. Take action today. Details

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Sign SYRCL’s Forest Health Action Letter to Congressmen LaMalfa and McClintock NOW

Many forests in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and foothills are unhealthy—particularly in the Yuba River watershed. There is a lot of work to be done, and SYRCL needs the whole community to unite to protect the Yuba River watershed on this important issue. Take action today. Details

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Healthy Forests for a Healthy Watershed

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

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Chinook Season: A Yuba Salmon Now Policy Update

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

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ACTION ALERT: Tell the EPA – Don’t Revoke Clean Water Act Protections

The EPA is proposing revisions to Section 401 that would undermine California’s power to safely permit local dam and hydropower projects. Please join us in standing up for California’s right to protect the Yuba and Bear River watersheds by filing a comment here.

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Tell Gov. Newsom: Sign SB 1 Now!

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

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The Future of Hydropower Workshop – Part 2

On October 2, the second event in SYRCL’s exciting new educational series, “Watershed Science and Policy in the Sierra Foothills” will focus on The Future of Hydropower in partnership with Nevada County Department of Environmental Health. Details

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