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COVID’S dark cloud has loomed over us for 14 months, closing SYRCL’s office and forcing a pivot to virtual programming – even for our most important event, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Details

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Local Agencies and Organizations Partner on Rehabilitation of Independence Trail on the South Yuba River

Staff from Nevada County and the Sheriff’s Office, Bear Yuba Land Trust, SYRCL and the Sierra Gold Parks Foundation accompanied California State Parks and CAL FIRE on Wednesday, Aug. 26 to view the Jones Fire damage to the Independence Trail. Details

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Yellow Sediment Plume Affects River Cleanup – UPDATE

UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 26th: In partnership with multiple agencies and organizations, Nevada County has identified the possible source and property for Friday’s plume on the South Yuba River. Additionally, as of Tuesday, September 24th, both No Swim Advisories on the Middle and South Forks of the Yuba have been lifted because tests have come back that the water is safe for swimming. Details

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Year-end Matching Gift Opportunity for the Yuba

SYRCL works tirelessly to protect the Yuba watershed – and we need your help to sustain our efforts in 2018. All donations by Dec. 31 will be matched and worth double the value. Details

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A Powerful Way to Make a Difference – Clean-a-thon

Participating in the 20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup is a powerful way to make a difference in our community. This year, help us celebrate the 20th anniversary of community-wide stewardship by joining the Clean-a-thon, too. Ask your friends to sponsor your service day cleaning the Yuba. More…

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SYRCL Secures Funds to Study Solar Power at Malakoff Diggins State Park

Since the announcement of State Park closures in May 2011, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) has worked diligently to find solutions to keep Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park open for the public’s enjoyment.  Last year, SYRCL signed a donor agreement with the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to keep the park, read more >>

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SYRCL Secures $25,000 to Help Save Malakoff Diggins State Park from Closure

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) was awarded $25,000 from the California State Parks Foundation to help save Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, which preserves the world’s largest hydraulic mine dating back to 1852. These new monies combined with donations from the Malakoff Diggins Park Association, the Olmsted Park Fund, and potential funding from read more >>

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Malakoff Diggins State Park: Saved by the Bell (for now)

Slated to close on July 1st, stop gap funds in this year’s state budget will keep Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park open on a reduced schedule this summer opening in mid-late July for the museum and cabin rentals on a 3-day a week basis. This interim funding is intended to provide more time for State read more >>

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State Parks Superintendent Shares Goal to Keep Malakoff Open

State Parks District Superintendent Marilyn Linkem told SYRCL staff this week that she shares our goal to keep Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park open. Although the park will be closed this summer, it will be under “caretaker status” which means that park rangers will still be responsible for ensuring security there. Linkem encouraged park supporters read more >>

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Yuba Express a Success: South Yuba River State Park is off the Closure List! Now help us Save Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

On February 8, 2012 SYRCL spearheaded the “Yuba Express” to the State Capitol. More than 100 Yuba River lovers hand-delivered over 10,000 letters and petition signatures to Governor Jerry Brown, Resource Secretary John Laird, Parks Director Ruth Coleman, Senator Doug LaMalfa, and Assemblyman Dan Logue requesting that the South Yuba River and Malakoff Diggins State read more >>

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