10 Steps to Becoming A Yuba River Cleanup Volunteer

To protect our river and our community whilst being COVID safe, this year the Yuba River Cleanup will have a new format. Rather than one day of fun, the 2020 Yuba River Cleanup will be held across 12 days, allowing our community to volunteer in small groups while keeping social-distancing. Details

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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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Wild & Scenic Goes Virtual

Every January for the past 18 years, the streets of Nevada City and Grass Valley have filled with activists, environmentalists, authors, artists, audiences and filmmakers alike, all celebrating at SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This year, due to the uncertainty of Covid-19, we are transitioning to a completely virtual platform. Details

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The Yuba River Safety Cohort Takes Action to Protect Our River Community

Accidents at the river happen every day and a group of Nevada County government agencies and local nonprofits, known as the Yuba River Safety Cohort, have teamed up to keep our river community safe this summer with loaner lifejackets stations and free bandanas. Details

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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 as a River Ambassador volunteer and protect our Yuba this summer. Details

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Restoring Van Norden Meadow, Protecting Cultural Resources

SYRCL and partners are working to restore the stream channels and floodplain at Van Norden Meadow. The team is also working to protect cultural resources and enhance recreational opportunities within and around the meadow. 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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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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Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary with SYRCL

Dear SYRCL Family,

I sincerely hope you are well and staying positive during the COVID-19 crisis. Once again, I’m writing from home as we at SYRCL are starting our fifth week of working remotely and relying on video meetings, emails, phone calls, chats, and texts to keep the organization’s work moving forward. More

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