On Monday, May 11th, the South Yuba River Citizens League, Friends of the River, California tribes and more than twenty other river organizations convened at the State Capitol to represent rivers from across the state. Together we built public awareness and educated the state’s political leaders to promote rivers, conservation and smart water options for California during this historic drought.
SYRCL staff pulled out all the stops to represent the Yuba River and bring concerns for the watershed, and for all California rivers, to our state’s decision makers. SYRCL and others met with Senate and Assembly members throughout the day. SYRCL staff also strengthened relationships with other river organizations who are active in the movement to protect and restore California rivers.
The day included a pancake paddle from Discovery Park to the Capitol, visits with the State Legislature, a California rivers fair, a press event on the West Steps of the Capitol and the Capitol Rivers Awards.
Organizations that participated in the event included the following:
Friends of the River
California Hydropower Reform Coalition
South Yuba River Citizens League
Sacramento River Preservation Trust
California Sport Fishing Protection Alliance
Restore the Delta
New Voices Are Rising
Winnemem Wintu Tribe
American River Conservancy
Delta Kayaking Adventures
Tuolumne River Trust
Mother Lode Adventures
Paddle with Purpose
Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians
Protect American River Canyons
Effie Yeah Nature Center
American River Natural History Association
San Joaquin River Parkway & Conservation Trust
Save the American River Association
Media Coverage of the Day