Volunteer Spotlight: Joy Elson​

This month we are spotlighting one of our newest and passionate volunteers Joy Elson. Joy has been helping the last two years as a Yuba Cleanup Photographer lending her keen artistic eye to the Yuba River Cleanup. Details

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, is an opportunity for SYRCL to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers who tackle our community’s greatest challenges. Thank you to the many SYRCL volunteers who lend their time, talent, and voice to make a difference in our community. Details

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Learn About the River Ambassador Program April 7

Concerned about trash at the Yuba? Want to make a difference in visitor impacts on our trails and beaches? Find out more about what we do and how you can get involved during this virtual informational meeting. Details

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River Monitoring Orientation

To become a River Monitor, we encourage you to attend our virtual orientation on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 6–7pm, where we’ll cover what the river monitoring program. We will also offer a required field training day where volunteers can learn how to conduct river monitoring (may take place in early March, but remains COVID-dependent).

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Celebrating 20 Years of Citizen Science

As we reminisce on 20 years of River Monitoring at SYRCL, we recognize our achievements and the incredible citizen-scientists who have helped us along the way. The River Monitoring Program was built by passionate and devoted community members, and today, the program is fortified by that same passion and support. Details

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Yellow Sediment Plume Affects River Cleanup – UPDATE

UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 26th: In partnership with multiple agencies and organizations, Nevada County has identified the possible source and property for Friday’s plume on the South Yuba River. Additionally, as of Tuesday, September 24th, both No Swim Advisories on the Middle and South Forks of the Yuba have been lifted because tests have come back that the water is safe for swimming. 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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Scotch Broom Challenge Successful

Thanks to our devoted and enthusiastic group of volunteers for removing over two acres of Scotch broom from Purdon Crossing. Details

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Scotch Broom Challenge, March 31: Calling All River Avengers

For the past five years, SYRCL volunteers have banded together to fight against Scotch broom and we have nearly won! Join us for the next challenge on Saturday, March 31 at Purdon Crossing. Details

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Over 650 volunteers remove trash, restore trails and remove invasive vegetation!

The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) coordinated the 13th annual Greater Yuba River Clean-Up and Restoration Day on Saturday, September 25 with over 650 volunteers ranging in age from 2 to 75 years old!  Volunteers cleaned and restored 35 sites throughout the Yuba and Bear River Watersheds, including Deer, Wolf and Dry Creeks.  The read more >>

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