Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Yuba River Cleanup

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For the 20th year, SYRCL will unite the community at the Yuba River Cleanup on Saturday, September 16th. Since 1998, Yuba lovers have rallied to remove more than 100 tons of garbage and recycling. Join us and help make our 20th the best yet!


KNOW & GO: Cleanup & Restoration

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 9am-1pm

WHERE: Over 30 sites throughout the Yuba & Bear watersheds

THEME: Throwback!

KNOW & GO: Volunteer Appreciation Party

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 1pm-5pm

WHERE: Pioneer Park, Nevada City!

MUSIC: Ayla Nereo and Scott Nice, represented by Jumpsuit Records

THEME: Throwback!*

All volunteers registered by September 11 will receive a delicious picnic lunch.

More than 850 volunteers will participate in this community-wide effort to keep 80-90 miles of Bear and Yuba watershed shoreline safe, healthy and trash-free. The Yuba River is a gem, attracting more than 700,000 visitors from around the world annually.  Sadly, many ignore the saying “if you pack it in, please pack it out” – leaving behind tons of trash and recycling.

The good news is that SYRCL’s Yuba River Cleanup and River Ambassador program are tackling the problem.

Join the community to help keep your favorite swimming hole pristine, or discover a new sweet spot in the Bear or Yuba watershed.

Determine the best Cleanup site for you and your family by viewing this detailed map. Sites fill quickly, register to volunteer soon!

Help fundraise for a clean river. Join the CLEAN-A-THON!

Support this critical service day and honor the hundreds of volunteers dedicating their time to make the Yuba clean, safe and healthy by joining the Clean-a-thon. Join an existing fundraising team, start your own fundraiser or simply donate to your favorite team.

All funds raised support SYRCL’s Cleanup and the summer-long volunteer River Ambassador program. Ambassadors volunteer throughout the season to educate river visitors about fire safety and responsible river recreation.

Cleanup Theme Throwback – Costumes Highly Encouraged*

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary of the Cleanup, this year’s theme is THROWBACK.  Do you have a vintage Cleanup or SYRCL tee? Perhaps you want to dust off your fanny pack and tube socks? Whatever you fancy, we hope you and your friends will bring your team spirit and own unique interpretation of Throwback to the Cleanup and volunteer appreciation party. Costumes are highly encouraged!

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