Planning A Picnic at the Yuba on the Fourth of July? Four Guidelines to Remember

Nothing like a Fourth of July Picnic at the Yuba river, right? And packing that perfect meal is as much of an art as it is a chore. With the current burn ban in place by the South Yuba River State Park, though, some foods work better than others. This Fourth of July holiday, we ask you to leave your grills at home and pack a ready-to-go meal instead. The last thing you want is to start a fire.

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Restoration & Redds: Findings from our 2021 Survey

Spring run chinook salmon are a threatened species on the Yuba. The restoration project at the Rose Bar project site is focused on enhancing the amount and quality of spawning habitat. Redd surveys provide quantifiable restoration results in addition to supplying an index of how the salmon population is doing.

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Return to the River You Love

Last year, SYRCL asked Yuba River lovers to write love letters to the Yuba. There are many ways to express love for the yuba and we received uniquely heartfelt and creative submissions. We were so moved, that we are inviting you to revisit them with us.

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Sunscreen Slicks & the South Yuba

Over the past several weeks, our River Ambassadors have been fielding questions from river-goers about a slick they are seeing on the water. While an oily film on the water can be the result of a number of things, it is likely a result of thousands of visitors wearing sunscreen. Read more about how sunscreen can impact rivers like the Yuba.

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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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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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