A Drought and Wildfire Update for Summer

Now, more than ever, it is important to practice good fire safety practices, work on defensible space management and home hardening implementation, sign up for Code Red, have your evacuation plans carefully mapped out, and make sure you Know Your Zone.

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Join Us for the 2022 Scotch Broom Challenge!

Join us for this year’s Scotch broom challenge March 30th to help remove this invasive species from our watershed.

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Was December’s Storm a Drought Buster?

December was a month for the record books when it comes to Sierra snowfall, but was it enough to end California’s two-year drought?

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Where Does Our Water Go?

You may have noticed the new storm drain markers across Nevada City. SYRCL has been installing these markers over the past few years, and we have finally finished placing the last one!

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Bright Green Future: An Interview with author, Trevor Cohen

Bright Green Future chronicles a renaissance at the edge of a crisis. As climate change shifts our planet towards an uncertain future, a movement of unlikely heroes are building a blueprint for a better world. It’s a world where clean power grows wealth for local communities, resources regenerate themselves, city planning is driven by the people, and healthy soil is our greatest asset. These changemakers have opened a gateway for ordinary people to begin imagining and building the bright future we deserve.

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Otoliths: A Window into a Salmon’s Migration Journey

We are well into another year of a drought here in Nevada County and the threatened Chinook salmon are in danger. This piece explores the current state of affairs as well as the consequences of inaction.

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Local High School Students Restore Aspen in Loney Meadow

In June 2021, SYRCL led our week-long Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunity (YOLO) expedition with 6 local high school students with great success!

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Algae: The Good & the Bad in the Yuba

We have fielded a lot of questions in the past few weeks about water temperatures in the South Yuba. Are they higher than normal?

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Preparing a Picnic at the River for the Fourth of July: What to Bring (and What Not to Bring)

Having the right food is important for a trip to the river. With the current fire restrictions in place by the South Yuba River State Park, some foods work better read more >>

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Caring for the Yuba During a Drought

Nevada City Council declares Drought Stage 3 Warning On June 18, 2021, the Nevada City Council declared a Drought Stage 3 Warning in response to a severe lack of rainfall, which read more >>

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