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Yuba River Cleanup and Volunteer Party Canceled Today – Sat, Sept 17

Nevada City, CA — The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) is canceling its Yuba River Community Cleanup today as well as its Volunteer Appreciation Party at Bridgeport. This decision was made because of the extremely hazardous air quality conditions Saturday morning, September 17. “The health and wellbeing of our volunteers and staff come first,” […]

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Salmon Naturalists Wanted – Volunteer during SYRCL’s Salmon Expedition Rafting Field Trips

Nevada City – The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), a watershed conservation organization based out of Nevada City, is leading Salmon Expedition rafting trips for Yuba and Nevada County 3rd through 12th graders. We are currently looking for volunteer salmon naturalists to help these students get the most out of this incredible outdoor education […]

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Volunteers Needed For The South Yuba River Citizens League 25th Annual Yuba River Cleanup

Nevada City, CA — The South Yuba River Citizens League’s Annual River Cleanup is turning 25 this year. Each September since 1997, as part of a larger cleanup effort called California Coastal Cleanup Day, SYRCL has organized an annual Yuba River Cleanup event uniting the community to remove the trash that sadly builds up throughout […]

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Court Victory for Clean Water and State Regulators in California

August 4, 2022 – Today, a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overruled the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), re-establishing California’s right to protect water quality in the Yuba, Bear, and Merced River Watersheds for the next 40 years.  One of FERC’s primary duties is licensing and inspecting […]

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Van Norden Meadow on track for Restoration in Summer of 2022

Nevada City, CA –The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) was awarded $3.746 million from the Wildlife Conservation Board’s Forest Conservation grant program to implement Phase One of restoration of Van Norden Meadow (Yayalu Itdeh in Washoe) in partnership with Tahoe National Forest (TNF). The 485-acre meadow is located at the headwaters of the South […]

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SYRCL’s 2022 Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship Awardee

Nevada City, CA – The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) proudly announces Vanessa Richards as the 2022 Environmentalist of the Year Scholarship awardee. Each spring, SYRCL offers a $4,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who plans to pursue a degree in the environmental field. On Thursday, May 12, SYRCL hosted an Award […]

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SYRCL Releases Results of Visitor Impacts Survey 

Nevada City, CA –The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) released the results of the survey they conducted in October that assessed concerns locals had about increased visitation to the Yuba.  More than 500 people responded to the survey, which asked respondents questions about the activities they support at the river, their concerns related to increased […]

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In-Person Wild & Scenic Film Fest Postponed

Nevada City, CA – SYRCL has made the difficult decision to postpone the in-person component of this year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival due to concerns over community safety given the recent rampant spread of the Omicron variant and limited rural medical infrastructure.  The persistent power and internet outages due to recent storms has also played into the decision. […]

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Volunteers Needed for 2022 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Nevada City, CA – Volunteer registration is now open for the 20th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, held in-person January 13 – 17, 2022 in downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley and streaming online January 13-23, 2022.  The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) is hosting both a virtual and in-person fest this year which is why they are in need of a team of volunteers.  “This […]

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2022 tickets on sale now

NEVADA CITY, CA.  (Dec. 1, 2022) – The South Yuba Rivers Citizens League’s (SRYCL) Wild & Scenic Film Festival has unveiled its full lineup of over 100 environmental and adventure films, including eight world premieres and five US premiers, to be shown at its 20th annual event happening in person January 13-17 and online January 13-23, 2022. […]

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Lang’s Crossing Gets an Upgrade: Toilets

Nevada County, the US Forest Service (USFS), and the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) worked together to purchase two toilets for Lang’s Crossing that were installed mid-August before the Tahoe National Forest temporarily closed. This popular crossing off Bowman Lakes Road, which sees thousands of visitors every summer, lacked any infrastructure prior to the […]

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