Volunteers at the annual Yuba River Cleanup in 2019 with trash buckets

Volunteers Needed for Aspen Regeneration Day at Rucker Lake!

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Aspen trees at Rucker Lake

Aspen groves are in extreme decline from conifer encroachment due to changes in natural fire and hydrology regimes. But you can help! Come out with us on August 3rd from 8am to 3:30pm to learn about and help restore aspen tree habitat, one of the Sierra Nevada’s biodiversity hotspots!

The day will include carpooling to Rucker Lake, learning about the importance of aspen groves and meadows, and a few hours of conifer removal.  Training and natural interpretation will be provided Kathy Van Zuuk of Tahoe National Forest, and Jessica Roberts, SYRCL’s Watershed Coordinator.  Aspen regeneration is priority action supporting broader efforts to restore the health of mountain meadows in the Yuba Watershed, important natural sources of clean water for the Yuba River.  To learn more, go to yubariver.org/restoration.

To register, contact Jessica Roberts at Jessica@syrcl.org or at 265-5961 ext. 209.

Remember to bring:

  • Sunscreen and sun protection
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Long pants
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Bathing suit (if you want to go swimming in Rucker Lake)
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