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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SYRCL's Restoration Coordinator, Cody Wasuta, conducting River Monitoring at Lavezzola Creek

River Monitoring: A Wrap for 2020 and Beginning Anew in 2021

2020 marked the 20th anniversary of our River Monitoring program. Kicking off as it typically does in March with a committed group of volunteers who monitor 35 sites around the watershed, it abruptly transitioned to a solely staff-led venture. Covering the monthly work of more than 40 trained River Monitors is a time consuming task for just 2–3 people; however, dedicated SYRCL staff successfully completed the season. 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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Growing Green: Local Farmers Working Toward a Greener Future

Since 2014, SYRCL has been working to inspire our community to engage in sustainable and ecologically sound cannabis cultivation in the Yuba watershed. SYRCL recently collaborated with local farmers to produce videos that highlight environmentally friendly, best management practices for cannabis cultivation. 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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Why is Vanity Fair Interested in the Yuba Watershed?

Melinda Booth and SYRCL, along with nine other California Coastkeeper groups, are featured in the most recent edition of Vanity Fair. 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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SYRCL Volunteers Complete 17th Year of River Monitoring

Each spring, volunteers are trained to collect scientifically credible data for water quality parameters such as water temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, conductivity and the presence of invasive and sensitive species for locations throughout the Yuba watershed. Thanks to the help of our diligent volunteers, data is collected each month from March to November, allowing SYRCL to monitor the health of the watershed over time. Details

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Key Upcoming Dam Watchdog Events

This weekend local Nisenan families invite the general public to visit the Bear River as they share their cultural practices, as well as their perspective on Centennial Dam. Check out this article for additional upcoming Dam Watchdog events taking place in the next two week! More…

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2015 Safe to Swim Results

SYRCL has been working with Cranmer Laboratories to perform the collection and testing of total coliform and E.coli bacteria at 5 popular swimming holes throughout the Yuba River Watershed. In addition to the grab samples for bacteria, basic water quality parameters are also measured including dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, air temperature, turbidity, and water temperature.  The read more >>

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