Keeping Current

Make a Film… Make a Difference – Film Submissions Now Open

Wild & Scenic Film Festival strives to inform, inspire, and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation, all through stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography, and first-rate storytelling. Details

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Earth Day Outings in the Yuba Watershed

As the skies clear and the days begin to feel just a bit warmer, more and more of us are looking to get out and into nature. We’ve been getting a lot of folks asking where they can go to continue to maintain social distancing while being close to the river. Details

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SYRCL Makes 313 Railroad Avenue Its Forever Home

SYRCL makes 313 Railroad Avenue its forever home. Thanks to low interest rates and a motivated seller, SYRCL was able to negotiate a mortgage payment close to its current rent, which allowed us to avoid an impending rent hike.

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Celebrate Earth Day with a BioBlitz

BioBlitzes are powerful citizen science tools that can add a wealth of knowledge to what we already know about our ecosystems. By using a large group of people to record observations, more data can be collected at once than would be during a traditional biological survey. Scientists can then use this data to learn more about the species in the area surveyed, such as the abundance of a certain animal, or how many invasive species are present. Details

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River Monitoring Returns!

This past March, thanks to the dedicated efforts of our River Monitoring volunteers, the River Monitoring program held a smooth transition back into community driven water quality monitoring of Yuba waters after essentially a year hiatus! Details

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Trivia Buffs Help Raise Funds for Student Scholarships: Quiz Night 2021 Wrap Up

SYRCL’s annual scholarship fundraiser, Quiz Night, looked a little different different this year but we were still able to reunite virtually to tackle brain-scratching trivia thanks to the all-too-familiar Zoom. With your help, we raised funds for the Youth Environmentalist of the Year scholarship. Details

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Wild for Wildflowers: Exploring the Spring Wonders of the Sierra Foothills

Now that spring has begun we’ve been finding some of our favorite common wildflowers popping up alongside trails and in meadows. They are also starting to blanket hillsides in beautiful shades of orange, yellow, and purple. This is why we want to share proper picture-taking etiquette and introduce some of our favorite common wildflowers that are sometimes overlooked. Details

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, is an opportunity for SYRCL to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers who tackle our community’s greatest challenges. Thank you to the many SYRCL volunteers who lend their time, talent, and voice to make a difference in our community. Details

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SYRCL Announces “Yuba-Tubin’ World” themed water park at Englebright Dam

In a move that promises to transform river-based environmental advocacy and the tourism industry around the world, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) today announced a proposal to build a massive water park at Englebright Dam on the main stem of the Yuba River 20 miles west of Grass Valley. Details

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Protect the Yuba – Summer Volunteers Needed

YRCL is recruiting 70 volunteers to be Ambassadors at the South Yuba River this summer. Become a river steward and help protect the Yuba River from being “Loved to Death”. River Ambassadors are the first wave of protection for the South Yuba River. Get involved today! Details

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