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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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Yuba River Cleanup Hauls Out More than Six Tons of Trash and Recyclables

Nevada City, CA – From the headwaters along Donner Summit to the confluence of the Yuba and Feather Rivers, hundreds of people turned out for the South Yuba River Citizens League’s (SYRCL’s) 24th annual Yuba River Cleanup that took place from September 11-18, 2021. This year’s event had two different phases: the self-guided Cleanup that […]

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SYRCL & YubaNet Co-Host Town Hall on Visitor Impacts

On Wednesday, September 8 at 6pm, the South Yuba River Citizens League and YubaNet will co-host a virtual town hall to discuss visitor impacts on the Yuba River and surrounding communities. Over the past decade, visitation to the Yuba has increased dramatically. This rising visitation has created increasing concern among community members related to the […]

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SYRCL Releases Cannabis Impact Survey Results

Nevada City, CA – The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) has released the results of its preliminary Cannabis Impact Survey conducted earlier this year.   The purpose of this questionnaire was to gather feedback from community members and cultivators about attitudes and concerns associated with cannabis cultivation throughout the watershed as well as feedback about the compliance process.   “SYRCL was motivated to conduct […]

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SYRCL & BriarPatch Team Up to Provide River-Friendly Sunscreen at the River

Nevada City, CA – BriarPatch Food Co-op has teamed up with the South Yuba River Citizens League’s (SYRCL) River Ambassadors to make river-friendly sunscreen available to Yuba river-goers each weekend through Memorial Day. Beginning early this summer, River Ambassadors began fielding questions from river-goers about the slicks they were seeing on the river. While an […]

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Nevada County Funds Expansion of River Ambassadors

Nevada County Office of Emergency Services is helping the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) to expand the River Ambassador program to Purdon crossing through additional funding as part of its work with the Yuba River Cohort, a collaboration comprised of County Supervisors and staff, state and federal agencies, local NGOs, and community representatives, and […]

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The Yuba River “Secret” is Out – Summer Volunteers Needed to Protect the South Yuba River

Nevada City, CA April 23, 2021 – Visitor numbers to the Yuba are expected to spike again this summer and we need our community to help keep the Yuba from being “loved to death” by volunteering to become a River Ambassadors through the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). SYRCL has stationed River Ambassadors at […]

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California State Parks Foundation awards wildfire resiliency grants to two local organizations

February 18, 2021 – Gold Country Avian Studies (GCAS) and the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), both based in Nevada City, California, were awarded California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) Wildfire Resiliency and Prevention Grants on February 11, 2021. Overall, $135,000 was awarded to 15 state parks and park partners to help parks recover from […]