What Does this Year’s Drought Mean for Our Community?

On April 28, 2021 the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors declared a drought emergency for their service area. Two weeks later Governor Newson expanded the State’s drought emergency to cover 41 of California’s 58 counties. Nevada County has been categorized within the two most extreme tiers for drought by NOAA.    As water levels read more >>

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FREE Water Education Activities at Local Libraries this Summer

Join Detective Drizzle in hands-on activities that explore the water cycle. Come and get your hands wet as we investigate the mystery of the magical liquid upon which all life depends. Details

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Educationally Speaking

SYRCL River Education Manager, Rachel Lubitz, and former SYRCL intern, Aiden Keller, were recently interviewed on KVMR by Deer Creek Teacher, Kimberly Ewing, and Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, Scott Lay. Hear about SYRCL’s River Education Program and learn how you can get involved. 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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Accepting Applications for Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship

For the past seventeen years, SYRCL has been proud to offer a four-year college scholarship to a graduating high school senior who has demonstrated a commitment to the environment. Since 2002, seventeen $4,000 scholarships have been awarded. Details.

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The Results are in on the Benefits of Meadow Restoration

River Science Director, Rachel Hutchinson, will discuss SYRCL’s restoration efforts and provide initial results from the hydrology, vegetation, and carbon monitoring on Tuesday, November 13 at Sierra College. 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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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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FREE Field Trip to the Lower Yuba River – June 30

Bring the whole family and join us for an afternoon exploring the beautiful Lower Yuba River at the Yuba River Education Center. Enjoy a walk along the riverbank, view salmon habitat, get your hands and feet wet looking for salmon food (AKA bugs!), and play some fun and educational games. Details

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