Update on Centennial Dam

Nevada Irrigation District is re-engaging in an effort to plan for their future water needs. The resulting plan will be known as the Plan for Water and the public process kicks off on November 9th at 4PM. The final version of the plan will reassess hydrology, water supply, and demand over the next 50 years. Ultimately, the plan will help NID determine if our region needs additional water storage. Thus, this planning process will be an important inflection point in the campaign against Centennial Dam.

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SYRCL’s Salmon Expeditions Serve More Students

Earlier this month, we resumed Salmon Expeditions for grade school students from Nevada and Yuba counties after a year away from the river.

SYRCL has worked with schools to implement COVID-safety precautions so the organization can float nearly 1,200 students down the lower Yuba River on rafts to witness spawning salmon. Thanks to a generous grant from Yuba Water Agency, students from Title 1 schools in Yuba County are able to attend free of charge.

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Calling All Cannabis Farmers & Community Members: We Need Your Help

It has been almost two years since Nevada County legalized commercial cannabis cultivation, and important changes to where and how people cultivate cannabis have occurred. We are seeking feedback from both local residents to learn more about the ways in which grows are impacting you and your area and from cannabis cultivators regarding the licensing process so we can better understand what barriers exist to coming into compliance. Details

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Asking for Action: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival Letter to Biden & Harris

On January 14th, SYRCL released its annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival action letter. The action, which asserts that the Climate Crisis is a California water crisis, asked the incoming Biden Administration to declare a climate emergency during their first 100 days in office. Details

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Help Us Improve Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Our Wild & Scenic Film Festival team strives to continually improve our offerings, so each year you have a better experience. As the 2021 Festival was our first-ever virtual event, we’d like your feedback. Details

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Take Action – Tell Biden and Harris to Prioritize CA Water Today

We are so excited that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are elevating science with their new White House Science Team. Urging them to declare a climate crisis by signing our petition will help them to mobilize the resources needed for climate action now. Details

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How to Fest like a Boss, From Home

Make the most of your Wild & Scenic Film Fest experience by planning ahead. Familiarize yourself with choice films, check the highlights, and organize your at home viewing schedule so you don’t miss a beat. Details

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Get Involved, Check Out Wild & Scenic’s EnviroFair

Every year during the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, environmental organizations from far and wide gather to form the EnviroFair. While we will miss gathering in person on York Street, this year we’re excited to showcase more organizations than ever at the Virtual EnviroFair. Details

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Troubled by Trash? Help SYRCL Identify River Cleanup Sites

Have your trips to the river been sullied by troublesome trash, repellent rubbish or disagreeable debris? If so, we want to know. Details

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Scotch Broom Challenge – March 30

Scotch broom is the most conspicuous invasive species we have in our watershed. It is extremely flammable and is toxic to deer, livestock, and horses. But, wait! There is something you can do to reduce the risk Scotch broom poses to our community and beautiful Yuba home. ​Details

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