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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Dear Yuba: Call for Letters

For Valentine’s Day, we are asking Yuba River lovers to write love letters to the Yuba. There are many ways to love the Yuba and we want to hear about how you love the Yuba. Details

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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

Last year 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 a couple of people; however, dedicated SYRCL staff successfully completed the season. Details

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Last-Minute Yuba Holiday Gifts for Family & Friends

Still looking for last-minute, unique holiday gifts that don’t require you to leave the house? SYRCL has you covered with great options for students, families, kids, and grown kids! Details

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FREE Water Education Activities at Local Libraries this Summer

Join Detective Drizzle in hands-on activities that explore the water cycle. Come and get your hands wet as we investigate the mystery of the magical liquid upon which all life depends. Details

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Attacks on Clean Water Protections Threaten the Yuba

The Trump Administration’s efforts to sacrifice clean water for energy projects are directly impacting the Yuba and its tributaries. Details

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SYRCL to Feds: Don’t Let NID Undermine the Clean Water Act

Nevada City, CA – On February 19, 2019, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to waive safe water quality legal requirements for their Yuba Bear hydroelectric project based on a recent federal court ruling (Hoopa Valley Tribe v. FERC) that removes water quality protections for hydroelectric projects. Details

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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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