Protect the Yuba River Canyon from Wildfires

This year’s lack of precipitation has already led to multiple red flag warnings in our area as well as the surrounding areas. Officials are particularly concerned about fires in and around the South Yuba River corridor due to the remote location and limited cellular communication available. Both of these factors could result in a small fire growing to become a significant and devastating incident.

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Please Park Responsibly

Parking outside of designated parking spots can lead to some dire consequences at the river. The threat of a parking ticket and fine is not the primary reason people should park responsibly. Safety is.

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How to Talk to Tourists: Advice from River Ambassadors

How can we teach our guests river safety and etiquette? Read some tips from our River Ambassador program (a collaboration with State Parks) that will help you talk to people about staying safe at the river and keeping the community safe as well.

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River Ambassador Volunteers Needed

Take action to help protect the Yuba River this summer by joining the 2022 River Ambassador team. Encourage visitors to think critically about threats to the river, and inspire stewardship to keep the river healthy, clean, and safe for all.

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Join Us for the 2022 Scotch Broom Challenge!

Join us for this year’s Scotch broom challenge March 30th to help remove this invasive species from our watershed.

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Join the 2022 River Monitoring Team!

SYRCL is beginning its 22nd River Monitoring season trainings on March 24th and April 2nd. Join our team and help us celebrate 21 years of this indispensable tradition!

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival Highlights: Local’s Edition

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival has officially opened! We invite you to join us for our live virtual events, check out the films created by some of our community members, and explore our watershed during the rainy season.

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Accepting Applications for Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship

For the past eighteen years, SYRCL has been proud to offer a four-year college scholarship to a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated a commitment to the environment. Since 2002, eighteen $4,000 scholarships have been awarded. Details.

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Growing Green & Best Management Practices

SYRCL’s Growing Green for the Yuba program aims to inspire the community to practice sustainable and ecologically sound cannabis cultivation in the Yuba River watershed. One way we achieve this is through education on Best Management Practices (BMPs).

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Growing Green & Water Quality

Cannabis cultivation has been present in the Yuba watershed for decades and is expected to stay well into the future. Like many common agricultural crops, cannabis cultivation has the potential to affect local water quality and watershed health. In fact, the Yuba River has been designated as a “priority watershed” for cannabis issues due to severe impacts by egregious, illegal grows.

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