Share Your Passions for the Yuba as a River Ambassador

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Do you love the Yuba River? Are you passionate about protecting the river and its many visitors? Join the River Ambassador team this summer and join our virtual orientation May 7th!

River Ambassadors are volunteers taking action to motivate and educate the community to care for the South Yuba River! This dedicated team promotes an ethic of responsible, non-polluting use of the river by greeting visitors at crossings, beaches and on trails each weekend throughout the summer. Using a friendly, non-confrontational approach, River Ambassadors educate folks about the polluting impacts of trash and dog waste, the dangers of broken glass, and the catastrophic potential of wildfire. 

Due to COVID-19, the meeting will be held via Zoom. Links will be sent out to all RSVP’ed volunteers the week of the event. 

River Ambassador Benefits

For the community:

  • Increased capacity for State Parks employees
  • Spread good stewardship practices face-to-face to nearly 60,000 visitors
  • Kept 44,000 pieces of trash and dog waste from going into the river

For YOU:

  • Hang out at the river 3-5 weekends out of the summer with new friends passionate about the protecting the Yuba
  • Receive comprehensive training through SYRCL and State Parks
  • Gain experience in public speaking

Interested? Join the virtual River Ambassador training at 5:00 pm on May 7 online via Zoom! Links will be sent out to all RSVP’ed volunteers the week of the training.


49 crossingLooking for a paid opportunity? SYRCL is seeking to hire four part-time River Captains who are enthusiastic and passionate about the Yuba River and its health.

The River Ambassador program runs 16 weekends between May 23rd and September 7th, with two trainings for Captains in May and July. River Captains work three to four weekends per month (6-hour shifts), spending Saturdays and Sundays at the river training and coordinating River Ambassador volunteers to educate visitors about best stewardship and fire-safety practices.

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Questions? Contact Education and Outreach Coordinator Shannon Hedge at

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