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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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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Protect the Yuba River Canyon from Wildfires

This year’s lack of precipitation has already led to multiple red flag warnings in our area as well as the surrounding areas. Officials are particularly concerned about fires in and around the South Yuba River corridor due to the remote location and limited cellular communication available. Both of these factors could result in a small fire growing to become a significant and devastating incident.

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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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Visitor Impacts Survey Results

In October 2021, SYRCL released a Visitor Impacts Survey that asked respondents questions about the activities they support at the river, their concerns related to increased visitation, and the measures they would like to see put into place in order to address the ever-growing number of people coming to visit the Yuba.

The report includes not only the results of the survey, but SYRCL’s recommendations moving forward. SYRCL presented this information to the Yuba River Public Safety Cohort in February 2022 in order to inform future decisions about infrastructure, enforcement, and visitor education campaigns.

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Visitor Impact Survey

Tell us how the increase in visitors to the Yuba is impacting you.

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Yuba River Cleanup Hauls Out More than Six Tons of Trash and Recyclables ​

From the headwaters along Donner Summit to the confluence of the Yuba and Feather Rivers, hundreds of people turned out for the South Yuba River Citizens League’s (SYRCL’s) 24th annual Yuba River Cleanup that took place from September 11-18, 2021.

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