Hand Crafted One-Of-A-Kind Yuba River Map Raffle 

This beautiful engraving of the South Yuba Watershed could be yours!

SYRCL is selling raffle tickets for this hand-crafted river map meticulously carved and burned into a unique piece of alder driftwood and inlaid with malachite & turquoise. This exquisite work of nature art was created by Pete Brost, local craftsman, long-time SYRCL supporter, and Nevada County community member.

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Meet SYRCL’s River Captains!

SYRCL is excited to formally introduce our River Captains this summer season. Until Labor Day weekend, they will be stationed at popular South Yuba River crossings. They set up the River Ambassador booths and coordinate volunteers in order to educate and inspire river-goers to keep the Yuba clean, safe, and healthy.

We asked each captain what inspired them to apply for the role and what they love about the Yuba. You can find their answers below.

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SYRCL’s 2021 Impact Report: People Can Save a River

Each year, SYRCL releases an Impact Report that details the work we have done over the course of the previous year.

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River Ambassadors: What we Learned from Our First Weekend

The River Ambassador season has officially begun, with River Captains and volunteers stationed at Highway 49 and Bridgeport and Purdon crossings to welcome visitors to the South Yuba and speak to them about river safety and etiquette.

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Please Park Responsibly

Parking outside of designated parking spots can lead to some dire consequences at the river. The threat of a parking ticket and fine is not the primary reason people should park responsibly. Safety is.

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Protect the Yuba – Become a River Ambassador!

SYRCL is recruiting 100 volunteers to be River Ambassadors at the South Yuba River this summer. You can become a river steward and help protect the Yuba River from being “loved to death” by helping to educate guests about river safety and etiquette. Get involved today!

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How to Talk to Tourists: Advice from River Ambassadors

How can we teach our guests river safety and etiquette? Read some tips from our River Ambassador program (a collaboration with State Parks) that will help you talk to people about staying safe at the river and keeping the community safe as well.

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River Ambassador Volunteers Needed

Take action to help protect the Yuba River this summer by joining the 2022 River Ambassador team. Encourage visitors to think critically about threats to the river, and inspire stewardship to keep the river healthy, clean, and safe for all.

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SYRCL’s 2021 Top Wins

As we begin 2022, we find it useful to reflect back on the work we accomplished in 2021. We could not have done it without hundreds of volunteers and members, dozens of partners, and an incredible staff of 20+ people.

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Dear Locals: An Open Letter from a River Ambassador

Recently we were able to catch up with one of our River Captains, Damon Plant, about his experiences chatting with river-goers on the weekends this summer. Read his letter to visitors recreating at the Yuba.

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