Earth Day Weekend with Wild & Scenic Film Festival

We are looking forward to celebrating Earth Day weekend 2022 with you this year. The 2022 theme for Earth Day is “Invest In Our Planet” – because a green future is a prosperous future.

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Scotch Broom: Challenged and Destroyed!

On March 30, 2022, 11 people met to tackle one of the most pervasive enemies of the watershed; scotch broom.

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The Ladies of Lady Buds

Directed by CJ Russo, Lady Buds tells the story of six women who, following the legalization of cannabis, leave the illegal underground market to carve out a place for themselves in the new commercial industry.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Diane Cross

This month we are spotlighting one of our most dedicated citizen scientists, Diane Cross. For over two decades, Diane has been instrumental to SYRCL’s water quality protection and monitoring efforts throughout the Yuba River Watershed.

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Member Spotlight: Awakening Women

This month, we’re excited to highlight local organization, Awakening Women. Awakening Women has been a SYRCL member since October of 2018 – we’re incredibly grateful for their generous, sustaining membership gifts.

The following is our interview with Founder, Chameli Ardagh.

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How to Fest Virtually

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.

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Salmon Expeditions: Getting Back Out on the Water

After a year away from the river, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) is happy to announce a successful Salmon Expeditions season. Nearly 1,200 students from Nevada and Yuba counties joined us for a day to explore the lower Yuba, reflect on the history of the people and the space, and witness Chinook salmon spawning.

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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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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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