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 read more >>

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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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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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Salmon Expeditions Empower the Next Generation

Local students are learning the important role salmon play as indicators to the health of our watershed and how human impacts to the river have quickly reduced the wild salmon populations. 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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Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship Awarded

The scholarship, administered by SYRCL, is offered annually to graduating high school seniors that have demonstrated a commitment to the environment. Each year young river stewards are identified and recognized for their dedication with $4000 scholarships. Details

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Groundswell of Youth Engaged and Ready for Action

A theater full of students cheered and clapped before settling into their chairs for the 2018 Wild and Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) School Program last week. More than 2,000 students from our local community and neighboring counties participated in the WSFF School Programs. Details

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20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup a Success!

On Saturday, September 16, a record number of volunteers turned out to participate in the Yuba River Cleanup! Thank you for rolling up your sleeves, pulling on your boots, and for getting dirty with us in celebration of the 20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup. The results were astounding! Get the stats

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Salmonics: How much is a Yuba Salmon really worth?

How much do you think returning salmon to the Lower Yuba River is worth? SYRCL worked with five graduate students from the UC Santa Barbara School Bren School of Environmental Science and Management to answer that question. Learn more…

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SYRCL Partners with NUHS to Remove Scotch Broom

If you’ve walked a trail in the Yuba Watershed it is likely you’ve passed by a common invasive species known as Scotch Broom. This plant, recognizable by its tall, bushy read more >>

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