We’re Looking for Volunteers for The 25th Annual Yuba River Cleanup

River Cleanup volunteers make a huge difference. Since its inception, the Yuba River Cleanup has removed more than 180 tons of garbage and recycling from the river. For 25 years this has been a robust event, where much of the community turned out to clean up the Yuba and then gathered for a big celebration.

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10 Steps to Becoming A Yuba River Cleanup Volunteer

To protect our river and our community whilst being COVID safe, this year the Yuba River Cleanup will have a new format. Rather than one day of fun, the 2020 Yuba River Cleanup will be held across 12 days, allowing our community to volunteer in small groups while keeping social-distancing. Details

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Your Dollars Honor Cleanup Volunteer Hours

Hundreds of community members will come together in September to volunteer for SYRCL’s 25th Yuba River Cleanup. From September 10 – 17, our volunteers will be bagging broken glass, moving read more >>

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Volunteers Needed For The 25th Annual Yuba River Cleanup

Image: Denise Wey REGISTER FOR THE COMMUNITY-WIDE CLEANUP REGISTER FOR THE SELF-GUIDED CLEANUP The South Yuba River Citizens League’s Annual River Cleanup is turning 25 this year. Each September since read more >>

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The California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force’s Science Advisory Panel invites you to participate in a survey.

The California Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force’s Science Advisory Panel invites you to participate in a survey to understand stakeholder perspectives on improving forest health and community resilience to wildfire in the Sierra-Cascade-Inyo region.

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Hand Crafted One-Of-A-Kind Yuba River Map Raffle 

This beautiful engraving of the South Yuba Watershed could be yours!

SYRCL is selling raffle tickets for this hand-crafted river map meticulously carved and burned into a unique piece of alder driftwood and inlaid with malachite & turquoise. This exquisite work of nature art was created by Pete Brost, local craftsman, long-time SYRCL supporter, and Nevada County community member.

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SYRCL’s Social Media & Website Survey 

Do you follow SYRCL on any of our social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter? Do you go to our website for information and updates about SYRCL and the Yuba River watershed? Are you finding everything you want? Is there more we could be doing?
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

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Creating River Stewards: Monitoring Water Quality on Public Lands

This spring, SYRCL and Tahoe National Forest (TNF) launched a pilot program to engage middle and high school students in water quality monitoring. Twenty-two 6th through 12th grade students from Downieville Jr./Sr. School participated in the program where they were trained in water quality monitoring practices, collected water quality data at Oregon Creek Day Use Area, analyzed and interpreted the data they collected with SYRCL’s comprehensive River Monitoring Data sets, and learned river etiquette to become River Ambassadors.

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Sedge and Native Seed Collection Workshop: July 28-29

On July 28 and 29, 2022, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and the US Forest Service will host a Sedge ID and Native Seed Collection Workshop in Van Norden meadow. All are welcome to attend either or both days!

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Meet SYRCL’s River Captains!

SYRCL is excited to formally introduce our River Captains this summer season. Until Labor Day weekend, they will be stationed at popular South Yuba River crossings. They set up the River Ambassador booths and coordinate volunteers in order to educate and inspire river-goers to keep the Yuba clean, safe, and healthy.

We asked each captain what inspired them to apply for the role and what they love about the Yuba. You can find their answers below.

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