Keeping Current

WSFF On Tour in the Time of Covid-19

Despite the impacts of COVID-19 the Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour continues with numerous Live Virtual Events and Digital On-Demand Screenings taking place in August, leading into a busy fall tour schedule. Details

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Protect Your Happy Place: The 23rd Annual Yuba River Cleanup

The South Yuba River has seen an unprecedented number of visitors this summer, leaving behind unsightly litter and garbage on beaches and trails. We are calling on our community to help “Protect Your Happy Place” during SYRCL’s 23rd Annual Yuba River Cleanup. We are passionate about protecting the beautiful Yuba River and our river community, that’s why we will be hosting a different kind of river cleanup this year. Details

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Loved to Death: The Yuba River and Local Communities Feel the Impact of Visitor Surge

Local river communities are feeling the impact of increased visitorship on the South Yuba River. Due to COVID-19 shutdowns, many people from outside the local area are searching for a quiet place to cool off this summer and the South Yuba River has been impacted more than usual. With recreation sites closed around the state, visitors are flocking to the South Yuba River to enjoy its emerald green pools. Details

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Wild for the Yuba Virtual Auction

Wild for the Yuba 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. Details

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Wild & Scenic Goes Virtual

Every January for the past 18 years, the streets of Nevada City and Grass Valley have filled with activists, environmentalists, authors, artists, audiences and filmmakers alike, all celebrating at SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This year, due to the uncertainty of Covid-19, we are transitioning to a completely virtual platform. Details

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Take Action: Tell the Trump Administration to Enforce the Clean Water Act

Did you know that the Yuba and Bear River watersheds are severely impacted by some of the oldest hydropower dams in the country? That is why we are writing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to ask them to protect our rivers by reversing the recent waivers of vital Clean Water Act protections in our watersheds. Details

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Long Bar Restoration Project Comment Period Extended to August 14

The Long Bar Restoration Project aims to restore roughly 50 acres of juvenile salmonid rearing habitat on the Lower Yuba River. In lieu of an in-person scoping meeting, due to Covid-19, we encourage stakeholders to view this informative video and submit comments. Details

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Interactive Story Map Details Forest Restoration Work in the North Yuba River Watershed

The North Yuba Forest Partnership has released an online interactive story map highlighting the ecological and human values within the watershed, the risks posed by high-severity wildfire, and the treatments that can be used to restore forest health and resilience and protect communities within this 275,000-acre landscape. Details

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North Yuba Scotch Broom Removal

As part of a multi-year contract with the National Forest Foundation, SYRCL’s restoration team has been hard at work reducing fire danger and is all set to begin removing 160-acres of Scotch and French broom from the Tahoe National Forest.  Details

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Join SYRCL’s AmeriCorps Team

SYRCL is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. During the year, SNAP members will gain skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders and receive an education award at the successful completion of service. Details

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