On April 24th, SYRCL delivered its 6th annual State of the Yuba address. In celebration of the Yuba River watershed, we invited the community to hear from our team about SYRCL’s vision for the next five years, current projects, challenges, recent successes, and opportunities to get involved. We honored our Volunteer of the Year, Nathan Hoxie and Partner of the Year, the Truckee Donner Land Trust.
If you missed the State of the Yuba, don’t worry. We recorded the whole evening so you can catch up on all that SYRCL is doing to protect the watershed.
Watch it here.
SYRL Co-Board Presidents, Shana Maziarz and Debra Weistar, welcome the community, volunteers and members. Karl Ronning, SYRCL Hydrologist, presents the Volunteer of the Year Award to Nathan Hoxie. Rachel Hutchinson, SYRCL River Science Director, presents Partner of the Year Award to Truckee Donner land Trust.
In celebration of the South Yuba’s 20th Year as a Wild & Scenic River a panel of special guests shared stories about SYRCL’s 1999 victory that protected the river from proposed hydropower dams. The panel includes Dr. Roger Hicks, founding SYRCL Board President, Janet Cohen, former SYRCL Executive Director, John Regan, SYRCL Board Secretary, and Jeff Shellito, former aide to past State Senator Byron Sher.
Melinda Booth, SYRCL’s Executive Director presents on SYRCL’s future work and summarizes SYRCL’s 5 Year Strategic Plan.
Many thanks to the Union for coving our event. Click here to check out Liz Kellar’s interview with Melinda Booth.