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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Hot Tips to Keep Your River Dog Cool

Are trails safer than pavement? Can my dog really get burned on my car seats? How long does it take for damage to occur on hot surfaces? Can my dog get a sunburn? Read more to hear answers from Officers Geckler and Giovanetti.

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SYRCL & BriarPatch Team Up to Provide River-Friendly Sunscreen at the Yuba

SYRCL is working to restore aspen in the Yuba River watershed so they can provide habitat for numerous species of insects, birds, and mammals and help improve water quality. You can help us by getting involved next weekend. Learn more about SYRCL’s restoration project and how to sign up below.

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Sharing the Yuba: Coping with Increased Visitation

We wrote in our last ENews about the growth of river-goers from 400,000 in 2012 when we first partnered with State Parks to start the River Ambassador program to over 800,000 last year.

We also discussed how SYRCL is addressing the growing popularity of the Yuba. In this article, we hear from Supervisor Heidi Hall about her perspective as Nevada County Supervisor.

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Preparing a Picnic at the River for the Fourth of July: What to Bring (and What Not to Bring)

Having the right food is important for a trip to the river. With the current fire restrictions in place by the South Yuba River State Park, some foods work better read more >>

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River Ambassadors: What we Learned from Our First Weekend

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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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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Fall Transitions

Our 2019/20 AmeriCorps team has completed their year of service. Read on to find out who will be staying on and learn more about our new team members. Details

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Loved to Death: The Yuba River and Local Communities Feel the Impact of Visitor Surge

Local river communities are feeling the impact of increased visitorship on the South Yuba River. Due to COVID-19 shutdowns, many people from outside the local area are searching for a quiet place to cool off this summer and the South Yuba River has been impacted more than usual. With recreation sites closed around the state, visitors are flocking to the South Yuba River to enjoy its emerald green pools. Details

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Join SYRCL’s AmeriCorps Team

SYRCL is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people to commit to a year of service to protect Sierra natural resources and sustainable communities. During the year, SNAP members will gain skills and technical training, mentor with outstanding environmental leaders and receive an education award at the successful completion of service. Details

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