Keeping Current

Still Wanted: Your Yuba Love Letters!

This year, for Valentine’s Day, we asked Yuba River lovers to write love letters to the Yuba. We have received many beautiful and heartfelt love letters and have been adding them to our Dear Yuba gallery. Details

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Recommended Reading/Listening/Viewing

In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, we’ve been featuring Black environmental leaders. These are just a couple of videos of some amazing people that we’ve been sharing on our social media pages. Details

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SYRCL Receives Support to Build Forest Resilience & Assess Wildfire Impacts

SYRCL’s Watershed Science team is involved in efforts to foster forest resiliency to prevent future high-intensity forest fires and to catalogue the impacts of fire suppression techniques. This work is done in collaboration with many incredible partners, including volunteers as well as local, regional, and national organizations. In this article, we highlight recent support SYRCL has received for this important work. Details

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Asking for Action: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival Letter to Biden & Harris

On January 14th, SYRCL released its annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival action letter. The action, which asserts that the Climate Crisis is a California water crisis, asked the incoming Biden Administration to declare a climate emergency during their first 100 days in office. Details

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Black History Month: Profiling Inspiration

Just three weeks after seeing the film Wild, Will “Akuna” Robinson found himself at southern terminus of the PCT trailhead. He had no training for this expedition other than his military experience, but he set out on the trail. Details

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California State Parks Foundation Awards $135,000 in Grants in Response to California Wildfires

California State Parks Foundation announced today that it has awarded $135,000 in grants to 15 parks and park partners to help parks recover from the devastating 2020 wildfires. Details

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Fighting for the Yuba’s Threatened Species

Our beloved Yuba River once supported massive runs of Chinook salmon and steelhead that served as a keystone species that supported ecosystems from the Sierra to the sea. Legend says that the fish runs were so dense in the Yuba River that one could run across the water on the backs of salmon! Details

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Help Us Improve Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Our Wild & Scenic Film Festival team strives to continually improve our offerings, so each year you have a better experience. As the 2021 Festival was our first-ever virtual event, we’d like your feedback. Details

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Dear Yuba: Call for Letters

For Valentine’s Day, we are asking Yuba River lovers to write love letters to the Yuba. There are many ways to love the Yuba and we want to hear about how you love the Yuba. Details

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Black History Month: Profiling Inspiration

When a friend offered Brooklyn Bell an old mountain bike, she accepted the offer and hit the trails. As an African American kid in a largely white community, Bell struggled with the lack of people who looked like her as she sought out role models in the outdoor community. Rather than give up, Bell got creative. Details

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