2019 State of the Yuba

Like the President’s annual address, SYRCL’s annual “State of the Yuba” serves as a report to the citizens of the Yuba watershed on the condition of the river, to outline SYRCL’s priorities for the coming year, and most importantly, enlist all river lovers in the protection and restoration of the Yuba. This FREE event is for all members of the community who care about the Yuba River and want to know more about SYRCL’s efforts to protect the watershed.

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SYRCL Receives Funding for Forest Health Partnership

On March 21, 2019, the South Yuba River Citizens League, in partnership with the Tahoe National Forest, the Camptonville Community Partnership, and Yuba Water Agency received competitive funding from the California Department of Conservation to lead a groundbreaking, collaborative forest health program in the Yuba River watershed. Details

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March 7: Van Norden Dam Project DEIR Adequacy Meeting

A hearing before the Nevada County Planning Commission has been scheduled for March 7 to discuss the adequacy of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Van Norden Dam Spillway Modification Project. The public and stakeholders are encouraged to attend. Details

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The Results are in on the Benefits of Meadow Restoration

River Science Director, Rachel Hutchinson, will discuss SYRCL’s restoration efforts and provide initial results from the hydrology, vegetation, and carbon monitoring on Tuesday, November 13 at Sierra College. Details

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YOLO Program Gets Students Botanizing & Belly-Laughing

In July, 12 high school students from the Nevada City and Grass Valley area braved the blazing sun and heat to help SYRCL collect post-restoration vegetation data at Loney Meadow in Tahoe National Forest through our Youth Outdoor Leadership Opportunity (YOLO) program. Details

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Building Flux Capacity – The Power of SYRCL Volunteers

It’s now scientifically proven that SYRCL volunteers make what we do 766% easier and arguably more fun, too. In the summer of 2015, Citizen Science volunteers took part in a study collecting greenhouse gases over a 24-hour time period. Check out the recently published study of their work. Details

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Enter to Win this Original Pete Brost Engraving

Enter to win this Pete Brost original engraved rendition of the South Yuba River watershed on Alder and generously inlaid with Malachite & Turquoise. Winner will be drawn on September 15th at the Yuba River Cleanup Volunteer Appreciation Celebration in Pioneer Park. Details

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SYRCL is Hiring 3 Dedicated AmeriCorps Members — Apply Today!

SYRCL is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people, willing to commit a year of service in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California, to protect the beautiful natural resources of the Yuba River watershed and to help build sustainable river communities. Deadline to apply is July 25. Details

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The Shining River Science Interns of SYRCL

This year, SYRCL was lucky to have three dedicated high school seniors intern with the River Science department. Dantes Zapata, Nåah Lifland, and Aiden Keller completed over 266 volunteer hours entering data, assisting with outreach, updating inventories, and spending some days in the field. Details

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US Forest Service Names SYRCL Partner of the Year

SYRCL works alongside Tahoe National Forest staff members to restore meadows, assess legacy mine impacts, monitor water quality, manage forest health, plan fish habitat restoration projects, and provide input on dam re-licensing. Over the last four years, SYRCL has raised over $1.7 million to implement projects on the Tahoe National Forest which covers much of the Yuba watershed. Details

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