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August 2020

POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 2021: Youth and Outdoor Leadership Opportunity (YOLO) – Tentative August 9-14

August 9, 2020 - August 14, 2020
FREE

Are you a 10th-12th grader in the Yuba Watershed who has a passion for the outdoors and climate action (or know someone who fits the bill?) Want to experience an ALL EXPENSES PAID immersive environmental science and leadership opportunity?

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Wild for the Yuba Virtual Auction

August 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - August 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Online, contact host for details

Wild for the Yuba 2020 is going virtual! Due to the impacts of COVID-19, SYRCL’s annual auction has been moved to a virtual setting this year. Featured items include JetBlue airline tickets and passes to Pier 39 and the Sacramento Zoo. Wild for the Yuba supports SYRCL’s summer programs and this year there will be the opportunity to sponsor a Yuba River Cleanup site. Bidding begins on Friday, August 21st and will continue until Friday, August 28th.

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September 2020

Wild & Scenic Youth Art-I-Vism Month

September 1, 2020 @ 2:00 am - September 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am

In honor of young activists and “art-i-vists” mobilizing for vital environmental justice around the world- albeit with their civic action, their studies or their artistic talents- we at SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival are distinguishing the month of September as our “WSFF Youth Environmental Art-I-Vism Month.”

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November 2020

Virtual Community Meeting: Van Norden Restoration Updates

November 10, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Pioneer Park, 313 Railroad Ave. #101
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States
FREE

The South Yuba River Citizens League and the Tahoe National Forest will be hosting a virtual community meeting to discuss draft plans for restoration actions in Van Norden Meadow. Please join us for a virtual community gathering to hear about this project, ask questions, and provide feedback to us on the restoration designs. Your input is important to us and will help us create a more sustainable restoration design.

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January 2021

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

January 14 - January 23
Nevada City & Grass Valley CA United States

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires environmental activism and a love for nature–through film. Wild & Scenic shares an urgent call to action, encouraging festival-goers to learn more about what they can do to save our threatened planet.

Our flagship festival is traditionally held annually in Nevada City and Grass Valley, California. Featuring 100+ films, workshops, visiting filmmaker and activist talks, family-friendly programs, art exhibitions, parties, and more–you won’t want to miss this festival! In 2021 we will make that easier to do by bringing the festival to a 100% virtual platform!

Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest annual fundraiser for the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). Locally, we raise funds and awareness to recover California’s wild salmon and protect the Yuba River watershed.

We take our festival On Tour to more than 165 events each year, partnering with groups who are working to protect and restore the important places in their communities. Globally, Wild & Scenic On Tour generates critical funds and increases awareness for grassroots environmental causes.

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February 2021

Rivers Lab: Virtual Book Club

February 25 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am
Pioneer Park, 313 Railroad Ave. #101
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States
FREE

Rivers Lab is a paper reading and discussion group formed to gather our community of river lovers and to practice scientific literacy. Our goal is to increase access to the knowledge within academic papers and to foster deeper understand of the ecosystems we live in and care for. Rivers Lab is a collaborative effort between all participants in which we discuss a publication, ask questions, and enjoy each other’s company.

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River Monitoring Orientation

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Pioneer Park, 313 Railroad Ave. #101
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States
FREE

To become a River Monitor, we encourage you to attend our virtual orientation on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 6–7pm, where we'll cover what the river monitoring program. We will also offer a required field training day where volunteers can learn how to conduct river monitoring (may take place in early March, but remains COVID-dependent).

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March 2021

Rivers Lab: Virtual Book Club

March 25 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 am
Pioneer Park, 313 Railroad Ave. #101
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States
FREE

Rivers Lab is a paper reading and discussion group formed to gather our community of river lovers and to practice scientific literacy. Our goal is to increase access to the knowledge within academic papers and to foster deeper understand of the ecosystems we live in and care for. Rivers Lab is a collaborative effort between all participants in which we discuss a publication, ask questions, and enjoy each other’s company.

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Quiz Night: Virtual Reunion

March 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pioneer Park, 313 Railroad Ave. #101
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States
$20

SYRCL’s annual Quiz Night scholarship fundraiser is back! Since 2002, we have been gathering as a community for a night of revelry to raise support for our community’s high school graduating seniors (with the exception of 2020). Each year, we award a $4,000 scholarship to support a local college-bound student on their path to becoming an environmental steward.  

This year’s Quiz Night provides an opportunity for a Virtual “Reunion” with SYRCL as well as family, friends, and old acquaintances. Create your own dream-team and join us for an evening of brain-scratching trivia, laughter, and the chance to win prizes. 

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April 2021

River Ambassador Informational Meeting

April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pioneer Park, 313 Railroad Ave. #101
Nevada City, CA 95959 United States
Free

Concerned about trash at the Yuba? Want to make a difference in visitor impacts on our trails and beaches? Join SYRCL’s River Ambassador team this summer to help to protect our beloved South Yuba River and our community. Find out more about what we do and how you can get involved during this virtual informational meeting.

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