A Visual Treat for Valentine’s Day: For the Love of Mary

Our Valentine’s gift to you is a short film about 97-year-old runner George Etzweiler who completed his first race up the northeast’s tallest peak, Mount Washington, when he was 69 years old. Despite having a pacemaker, the State College, Pennsylvania resident continues to compete in the grueling 7.6-mile race up nearly 4,700 feet of paved road, breaking his own record each year for oldest finisher. Details

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Announcing: CLIF Athlete Speaker Series!

Our long-time National Partner, CLIF BAR, has pulled together a stellar CLIF Athlete Speaker Series for the 2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival. We are thrilled to welcome three world-class athletes who are featured in films we’re screening this year. Details

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Travel to the Arctic via Virtual Reality

Journey to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with Too Wild to Drill, a new Virtual Reality experience by Earthjustice that will transport you to the threatened coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge. Details

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Connecting Local Youth to the Spirit of the Yuba

The Yuba flows right through the towns where they live, yet many kids in the lower watershed have never seen the river upstream or the Yuba salmon migration…we want to change that and help create a space for people in the lower watershed – especially young people – to fall in love with the river.” Details

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Artwork Revealed for 2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Festival Producer, Jorie Emory, had the opportunity to chat with graphic designer and artist Lawrence Lander about his vision for the poster. Details

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YOLO Program Gets Students Botanizing & Belly-Laughing

In July, 12 high school students from the Nevada City and Grass Valley area braved the blazing sun and heat to help SYRCL collect post-restoration vegetation data at Loney Meadow in Tahoe National Forest through our Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunity (YOLO) program. Details

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Enter to Win this Original Pete Brost Engraving

Enter to win this Pete Brost original engraved rendition of the South Yuba River watershed on Alder and generously inlaid with Malachite & Turquoise. Winner will be drawn on September 15th at the Yuba River Cleanup Volunteer Appreciation Celebration in Pioneer Park. Details

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SYRCL is Hiring 3 Dedicated AmeriCorps Members — Apply Today!

SYRCL is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people, willing to commit a year of service in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California, to protect the beautiful natural resources of the Yuba River watershed and to help build sustainable river communities. Deadline to apply is July 25. Details

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The Shining River Science Interns of SYRCL

This year, SYRCL was lucky to have three dedicated high school seniors intern with the River Science department. Dantes Zapata, Nåah Lifland, and Aiden Keller completed over 266 volunteer hours entering data, assisting with outreach, updating inventories, and spending some days in the field. Details

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival Submissions Are Open

Be a part of the movement to use film to inspire activism. Submissions are now open for the 17th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, occurring January 17-21, 2019. Details

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