Press Releases

December 2021

December 16 — Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2022: Call for Volunteers

November 2021

November 16 — SYRCL Accepting Applications for Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship

October 2021

October 26 —Yuba II Forest Resilience Bond Press Release

October 13 — SYRCL’s Salmon Expeditions Serve More Students

October 1SYRCL Releases Visitor Impacts Survey 


September 23 — Lang’s Crossing Gets an Upgrade: Toilets

September 18 — Yuba River Cleanup Hauls Out More than Five Tons of Trash and Recyclables

September 16 — U.S. Forest Service Releases Notice of Intent for the North Yuba Landscape Resiliency Project

September 3 — SYRCL & YubaNet Co-Host Town Hall on Visitor Impacts


MAY 2021

APRIL 2021

MARCH 2021

March 8 — SYRCL’s Quiz Night Returns in Virtual Form to Raise Funds for the Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship 


February 18 — California State Parks Foundation Awards Wildfire Resiliency Grants to two Local Organizations

February 3 — California State Parks Foundation Awards Wildfire Resiliency Grants to two Local Organizations

February 3 — Federal Judge and Enviro Groups Say It’s Time to End Debate On Yuba River Dams


January 15 — The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is Coming to You This Year 

January 14 — SYRCL Asks Biden and Harris to Declare a Climate Emergency During their First 100 Days in Office


November 18 — North Yuba Forest Partnership receives $1.13 million from USFS’s Fireshed Funds to plan forest health and wildfire resilience treatments in the North Yuba River watershed


September 7 — Wild & Scenic Film Festival Now Accepting Art Submissions for 2021 Exhibition



November 7 — Innovative Partnership to Reduce Wildfire Risk and Secure Healthier, More Resilient Forests Throughout the North Yuba River Watershed

November 6 — Feds Undermine Clean Water Act Protections: American River Project Center Stage of National Precedent 


September 23 — Yuba River Cleanup Hauls out 18,000 Pounds of Trash and Recyclables, SYRCL also Supports Nevada County’s Water Quality Investigation along South Yuba

September 6 — NID to Stop Purchasing Properties for Centennial Dam, Continues to Spend Money on Project

September 5 — View Wild Chinook Salmon on the Yuba River

AUGUST 2019 

August 26 — Volunteer Registration Open for 22nd Yuba River Cleanup: SYRCL seeks 1000 participants to cover 35 sites along Yuba and Bear Rivers

JULY 2019

July 17 — Is it Safe to Swim in the Yuba?

JUNE 2019

June 6 — SYRCL and Community Partners Urge Yuba River Visitors to be Safe

MAY 2019

May 28 — SYRCL Celebrates Opening Day at the River: 8th River Ambassador season underway to keep the Yuba clean and safe

May 6 — SYRCL Brings Back Wild for the Yuba: Event Celebrates the South Yuba’s 20th Anniversary as a Wild & Scenic River

May 2 — SYRCL Invites Community Members to Become River AmbassadorsVolunteer Training Takes Place Friday, May 10

APRIL 2019

April 26 — Hundreds Gather at SYRCL’s State of the Yuba

April 18 — STATE of the YUBA Celebrates the South Yuba’s 20th Year as a Wild & Scenic River April 24th Event Honors Volunteers and Advocates on the Frontline of this Victory

April 12 — Spring Break: River Ambassadors Prepare for High Water at the River

MARCH 2019

March 28 — SYRCL to D.C. Circuit: Don’t let NID undermine the Clean Water Act

March 22 — SYRCL receives funding for Forest Health Partnership in the Yuba River Watershed


February 26 — SYRCL to Nevada County: ‘Prioritize Yuba Watershed Protections in Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance’


January 24 — New NID Board Fires ‘Plan for Water’ Consultants 


November 14 — Breaking News: SYRCL sends Notice to NID for violations of the Brown Act / SYRCL: NID violated Board Policy and Brown Act at October 9, 2018 Special Board Meeting


October 10 — Statement on Nevada Irrigation District’s Special Board Meeting on October 9 / SYRCL: NID Rejects SYRCL’s Resolution to Stop Work on Centennial Dam

October 4 — Statement on Nevada Irrigation District’s Special Board Meeting on October 9


September 16 — Yuba River Cleanup Hauls out 13,000 Pounds of Trash and Recyclables


August 10 — Wild & Scenic Film Festival Makes First Outdoor Screening on the San Juan Ridge

August 3 — Volunteer Registration Open for 21st Yuba River Cleanup

JULY 2018

July 30 — Coalition Letter to Federal Government: Improve Salmon and River Conditions for the Next Generation

July 27 — Impacts and Alternatives: The Dam Story

July 26 — Satellite Phones for River Ambassadors Will Quicken Response Times at Yuba River

July 5 — SYRCL Invites Community Members to Become River Ambassadors

JUNE 2018

June 7 — Why is Vanity Fair Interested in the Yuba Watershed?

MAY 2018

May 25 — SYRCL Celebrates Opening Day at the River

May 14 — SYRCL Invites Community Members to Become River Ambassadors

May 2 — Centennial Dam Declared Ineligible for State Funding

APRIL 2018

April 27 — BioBlitz at Cascade Canal / Orene Weatherall Trail

April 26 — SYRCL to NID Stop Spending on Centennial

April 11 — STATE of the YUBA Invites the Community to Take Action for the River

April 5 — SYRCL Expands Outdoor Programs for Youth: Applications Due April 30 for Free Summer Science Field Experience


February 2 — Centennial Dam Receives Zero on Public Benefit Score


January 19 — Historic Covered Bridge Renovation and Malakoff Solar Projects Move Forward


October 24 — NID Now Livestreaming Board of Directors Meetings: Major Victory for Citizens of the Nevada Irrigation District

October 13 — View Wild Chinook Salmon on the Yuba River

October 10 — New Rainwater and Recycling Legislation Advances California Water Security


September 25 — South Yuba River Citizen’s League Executive Director Honored at Appreciation Dinner

September 19 — SYRCL Rallies People Power for its 20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup

September 15 — Melinda Booth Promoted to SYRCL Executive Director

September 6 — South Yuba River Citizens League Celebrates 20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup


August 8 — Show Up Tomorrow & Oppose CA Taxpayer Money for Centennial

JULY 2017

July 28 — Governor Signs Budget to Fund Full Restoration of Historic Wood Covered Bridge at Bridgeport

JUNE 2017

June 16 — Caleb Dardick to Step Down as SYRCL Executive Director This Fall

June 9 — Free Talk on Ecological Perspectives to Improve Your Grow and Protect the Yuba

MAY 2017

May 24 — SYRCL Announces Opening Day at the River

May 16 — Wild for the Yuba – Auction, BBQ and Dance Party to Benefit SYRCL

APRIL 2017

April 21 — How Green Is Your Grow: Sustainable Cannabis Farming for a Healthy Yuba, Free Workshop Hosted by SYRCL

April 13 — State of the Yuba: Take Action to Defend the River with SYRCL

April 12 — Foothills Water Network: Conservation Groups to Army Corps: “Centennial Dam Puts Too Much at Risk – Seek Alternatives”

April 11 — California’s Bear River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2017

MARCH 2017

March 7 — SYRCL to Host Centennial Dam Watchdog Activist Summit


February 24 — Hundreds Rally at LaMalfa & McClintock Event in Auburn

February 17 — SYRCL, Tribal Leaders Denied Entry to Upcoming Regional Water Symposium

February 10 — Notice of Intent to Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Centennial Reservoir Project


January 11 — Foothills Water Network: Centennial Dam Price Tag $1 Billion


December 7 — Yuba Restoration Project Would Improve Salmon Habitat Below Englebright Dam


October 25 — Conservation Groups Protest Water Rights for Centennial Dam

October 7 — SYRCL Provides Public Tours to View Wild Chinook Salmon in Our Own Backyard


September 23 — Supervisor Weston, Save Our Bridge Campaign Committee, and SYRCL meet with CA Department of Parks & Recreation Director on Bridgeport Bridge Restoration Project

September 18 — SYRCL Rallies Record-Number of Volunteers for its 19th Annual Yuba River Cleanup

September 7 — South Yuba River Citizens League Seeks Volunteers for Community Cleanup

September 1 — Yuba Restoration Project Would Help Threatened Salmon and Steelhead

JUNE 2016

June 29 — Malakoff Diggins Solar Electric Project is a Go in Governor’s Signed Budget 

June 21 — Solar Power Funding for Malakoff Awaits Governor’s Signature

MAY 2016

May 23 — Fish, Family and Fun 

May 19 — Wild for the Yuba – Auction, Beer & Wine Tasting and Dance Party to Benefit SYRCL

May 19 — SYRCL Announces Opening Day at the River

May 6 — Fishing for Fun: A Family Affair!

APRIL 2016

April 29 — SYRCL to Host First Youth for the Yuba Celebration May 7

April 21 — Announcing SYRCL’s First Annual Youth for the Yuba Contest and EnviroFair

April 18 — Conservation Groups Question Need for Centennial Dam

April 14 — Celebrate the River with SYRCL at the State of the Yuba

MARCH 2016

March 17 — SYRCL Named “Yuba River Waterkeeper” Newest Waterkeeper Alliance Member, First in the Sierra

March 16 — County Closes San Juan Ridge Mine Permit Application

March 9 — Cannabis Cultivation Workshop Planned to Protect Yuba River


February 2 — SYRCL’s “Growing Green for the Yuba” Workshop Returns March 19th


January 14 — Salmon Advocates to Gov. Brown: “Fish Don’t Drive. Yuba Salmon Deserve Better.”