2023 was another monumental year for the South Yuba River citizens League. This was our 40th anniversary and given all that SYRCL accomplished, it seems we are not slowing down one bit. All of SYRCL’s departments contributed to protecting and preserving the Yuba watershed.
SYRCL is excited to formally welcome our newest AmeriCorps to the team: Abby Messe, River Monitoring Coordinator, and Reed Herbison, Restoration Coordinator
We at SYRCL were deeply saddened by the news that Jim Wofford passed away on September 18. Jim was an extraordinary volunteer who worked on conservation projects across the entire Yuba watershed – from field work and tree planting to water quality testing and greenhouse gas monitoring. A SYRCL member and volunteer since 1989, Jim was awarded “Volunteer of the Year” in 2011. He lived the life of a true citizen scientist and helped SYRCL advance its work in restoring our headwater meadows and the lower Yuba River.
In addition to cash donations, SYRCL also accepts gifts of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds (“securities”). A gift of appreciated securities could offer significant benefits to donors, such as an immediate charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock and avoidance of capital gains taxes that would normally be due upon sale.