The South Yuba River Citizens League’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival inspires environmental activism and a love for nature – through film. The 22nd annual festival takes place in-person February 15-19, 2024. The Festival couldn’t happen without all its incredible volunteers. Volunteers receive a free session ticket for each shift volunteered and access to the Festival’s Volunteer Lounge.
As the curtain rises on the much-anticipated 2024 Wild & Scenic Film Festival (February 15-19, 2024), we find ourselves reflecting on the behind-the-scenes stars who infuse this event with life—the passionate Film Festival volunteers. Drawing from the 2023 post-Wild & Scenic Film Festival volunteer survey, the responses paint a vivid picture of the profound engagement and meaningful connections forged within this community. Additionally, 91% of attendees surveyed expressed that they were “Very likely” to volunteer again. This resounding endorsement speaks volumes about the impact of volunteering on individuals and the enduring sense of community fostered by the festival.
On Friday, November 10, 2023, nearly 25 folks showed up to help us plant around 500 oaks and foothill pines at our Upper Rose Bar Restoration Project. Thank you to all of ur amazing volunteers!
The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) held its 26th annual Yuba River Cleanup event on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 9am to noon. SYRCL would like to thank the over 680 volunteers who donated over 2,000 hours to help remove trash from the Yuba watershed. SYRCL would especially like to thank the 27 individuals who took on the extra responsibility of being a site leader at the many different sites throughout the watershed.
Preliminary data from the Cleanup is being compiled, but early indications are that approximately 10,000 pounds of trash and recycling was pulled out of the watershed this year, about the weight of a standard RV.