Bridgeport Renovations and Malakoff Slated for Improvements

The long-awaited reconstruction of the historic Bridgeport Covered Bridge and energy efficiency improvements at Malakoff State Historic Park are scheduled to begin in August! Details

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Malakoff Diggins Solar Power Project is a Go!

When we first set out to save the state parks from closure in 2011, we learned that Malakoff, which is off the grid, annually used over $70,000 worth of diesel fuel at the park. We were told that one way to help the parks was to cut operating costs. Replacing polluting diesel with solar power seemed like a ‘no-brainer!’ read more >>

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Write Governor Brown Today: Fund Solar Power for Malakoff

After five years of advocacy, the State Budget bill now on Governor Brown’s desk includes a line item dear to the Yuba watershed community: $700,000 to fully fund a solar power system at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. Now is the time for the Yuba community to speak up: call, fax or email the Governor today. read 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 Partners with State Parks to Keep Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park Open

Nevada City, CA – The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) signed a partnership agreement with the State Department of Parks and Recreation to keep the Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, which preserves the world’s largest hydraulic mine dating back to 1852, open to the public through June 30, 2014. According to the agreement, Malakoff read more >>

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Malakoff Diggins: Historical Treasure or Natural Hazard?

Join SYRCL for the “Humbug Excursion” August 11.  Following on the success of keeping Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park open to the public, SYRCL will be offering a public tour of Malakoff Diggins and the Humbug Creek watershed on August 11th from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Humbug Creek drains into the South Yuba River, and due 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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