Statement of Solidarity

We are deeply troubled by what is unfolding in this moment within our country and around the world. Our hearts are heavy with the grief, anger, fear, and violence from the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and the life-threatening 911 call made on Chris Cooper while bird watching. We acknowledge these are only the most recent in a litany of violent offenses against black people. We are among the many that are grappling with this pain and loss in the midst of rampant unrest and a global pandemic. More

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River Ambassador Volunteers Needed

Each day dozens of visitors arrive to our pristine river but rarely leave it that way, but now is your chance to help the Yuba. Sign up for River Ambassador training on June 17. Details

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What to do if it Rattles: Snake Safety on the Yuba

It’s starting to warm up outside, and us humans aren’t the only ones that enjoy the sunshine. That’s right, it’s snake season! While some people may fear them, these animals are a vital part of our ecosystem. Here’s how you can safely navigate a snake encounter and appreciate their beauty. Details

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High Water & Covid-19 Impact River Safety Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend typically marks the first surge of visitors to the Yuba River, but this year will be different due to COVID-19 and California’s stay-at-home order. Details

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SYRCL Welcomes New Board Members

Over the last several months, the SYRCL Board of Directors have welcomed three new members to their ranks, and they’re giving a boost to SYRCL’s capacity in advocacy, fundraising, operations, and land management. Details

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Backyard BioBlitz: Results

Thanks for participating in our Earth Day Backyard BioBlitz! Here’s what we found in the Yuba, Bear, and American Watersheds during Earth Day. Details

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Virtual Events & Happenings

In response to COVID-19, we’ve adapted by rescheduling events or transitioning them to an online format. We’ve also begun offering a number of online activities and ways to stay engaged while sheltering in place. We hope you will join us and show your support for the Yuba River! Details

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Our Eyes on the Yuba: River Monitoring during COVID-19

According to Karl Ronning, who oversees River Monitoring, “We are the eyes on the water. It’s essential to keep up water testing during this unprecedented time.” Without River Monitoring, we won’t know if something may be endangering clean drinking water—just when people need it the most. Details

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Celebrating 20 Years of Citizen Science

As we reminisce on 20 years of River Monitoring at SYRCL, we recognize our achievements and the incredible citizen-scientists who have helped us along the way. The River Monitoring Program was built by passionate and devoted community members, and today, the program is fortified by that same passion and support. Details

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SPECIAL: Giving Tuesday Now for River Education

Despite the uncertainty we’re facing today, please know we’re steadfast in our commitment to you – our Yuba Community — and SYRCL’s work to stay vigilant to protect the health of our watershed.

That’s why we’re taking part in #GivingTuesdayNow – a global day of giving and unity that’s dedicated to responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Details

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