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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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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Nature is Not Cancelled: Environmental Activities for Distance Learning

At SYRCL we care deeply about the education of our local youth. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our River Education staff have been working to create opportunities for parents, educators and youth to continue to stay engaged in learning while cultivating excitement for Yuba Watershed. Details

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Newts of the Yuba

While we all are sheltering in place, many other critters are on the move and enjoying the break from human activities. One animal taking advantage of this is the Sierra newt. Curious about these little guys? Read on to see some of the most frequently asked questions answered. Details

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New for 2020: Greater Tax Benefits for Charitable Gifts

The new Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act gives a tax benefit to anyone donating to a qualified nonprofit organization in 2020. Details

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Two newts from Southern California, the newt on the left showing 20% reduced body condition.

Rivers Lab Returns April 30th!

Because we had to cancel our March Newt Walk, we’ve decided to dedicate this Rivers Lab to newts. Join us via Zoom on Thursday, April 30th. Details

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Share Your Passions for the Yuba as a River Ambassador

Do you love the Yuba River? Are you passionate about protecting the river and its many visitors? Join the River Ambassador team this summer and join our virtual orientation May 7th!Details

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United for the Yuba During COVID-19

Nature heals and eases restlessness and feelings of overwhelm. Birdwatching, wildflower gazing, river walks, and sweaty hikes – these can help us get through this public health crisis together. Details

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5 Things to Do During a “Stay-At-Home” Order

Self-isolation can be challenging, especially at the start of spring when new life is emerging in the watershed. Our staff has gathered a few ideas of inspiring activities that you can do from the comfort of your own home and yard. Details

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SYRCL’s Quick Guide to Backyard Birding

Looking for something easy to do while practicing social distancing? Grab your binoculars and give backyard birding a try with these helpful tips. Details

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