Blackberries and the Yuba Don’t Mix: Give Back to the Yuba

Interested in giving back to the Yuba? Have a love/hate relationship with sweet and juicy blackberries? Ready to check out a new area of the Yuba watershed? Come join SYRCL’s River Avengers and restore the Yuba River on Saturday, July 29 & Saturday, August 26! More…

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Yuba Field Guide Fish Species to Watch

Yuba Field Guide A look at our watershed’s sensitive and invasive animal species Chinook salmon Lifespan:  1 to 6 (more commonly 2 to 4) years in salt water; 3 to 24 months in fresh water Temperature Tolerance: Preferred: 5-13oC (41-55oF) Maximum: 24oC (75oF) General Adult Size:  30 to 50 lbs. – some can be over read more >>

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Yuba Field Guide Watershed Species to Know

Yuba Field Guide A look at our watershed’s sensitive and invasive animal species   Foothill Yellow Legged Frog (Rana boylii) Sensitive Native Description Rough Skin, with olive coloring Pale yellow triangle extending from tip of nose to between eyes No eardrum (circle) behind eye Yellow coloring on legs, abdomen Do not make clear audible noises read 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 branches, resembles the end of a witch’s broom. It has proliferated in the Sierra Foothills for more than a century, originally brought here from Europe read more >>

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DOOM ON BROOM! Join the River Avengers for the Scotch Broom Challenge

River Avengers are back in action this spring for our annual Scotch Broom Challenge! Join SYRCL’s Restoration Team and make our community safer and healthier! WHAT: Scotch Broom Challenge WHERE: Meet at the Independence Trail West trailhead at the California State Park; parking will be on HWY 49 WHEN: Saturday, March 26 9am – 2pm WHY: read more >>

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Yuba Watershed Sensitive and Invasive Species Watch Program

The River Monitoring Program has a new addition: the Yuba Watershed Sensitive and Invasive Species Watch Program.  Documenting sensitive and invasive species is an integral part to supporting SYRCL’s mission to protect and restore the Yuba Watershed.  The list includes ten invasive species selected for adverse affects on the health of the watershed; thus it read more >>

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Over 650 volunteers remove trash, restore trails and remove invasive vegetation!

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) coordinated the 13th annual Greater Yuba River Clean-Up and Restoration Day on Saturday, September 25 with over 650 volunteers ranging in age from 2 to 75 years old!  Volunteers cleaned and restored 35 sites throughout the Yuba and Bear River Watersheds, including Deer, Wolf and Dry Creeks.  The read more >>

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