Annual Yuba River Cleanup September 23, 2023

Annual Yuba River Cleanup 2023


The South Yuba River Citizens League’s Annual River Cleanup is turning 26 this year. Each September since 1997, as part of a larger cleanup effort called California Coastal Cleanup Day, SYRCL has organized an annual Yuba River Cleanup event uniting the community to remove the trash that sadly builds up throughout the Yuba River watershed each year.

In the last few years, the Yuba River has been enjoyed by over 800,000 people each summer. From locals to out-of-town visitors, everyone has an impact on the river. Most who visit recreate with intention, valuing the fragility of the ecosystem, packing out what they have packed in, cleaning up after their dogs, and being fire safety conscious. Unfortunately, either through carelessness or ignorance, not everyone is so respectful.

By the end of “river season,” the Yuba needs a little help from the community that loves it.

Here’s where YOU come in.

SYRCL invites you to participate in this year’s Annual Yuba River Cleanup on Saturday, September 23, 2023.

We are also currently looking for dedicated volunteers to step up as Site Leaders.

As a Site Leader, you will play a vital role in coordinating efforts, ensuring a smooth and successful cleanup day.

Can’t make it to the River for the Cleanup on September 23rd?

You can still lend your support to the effort by donating to SYRCL’s Clean-A-Thon. Your donation helps us ensure that more than 80 miles of watershed stay clean, healthy, and safe.

Thank you to our 26th Annual Yuba River Cleanup sponsors for making this event possible!

Interested in supporting the Cleanup? Become a sponsor today! Direct questions about sponsoring this event to Julie at or Katy at