September 22, 2017 – The South Yuba River Park Association and the Park Staff recently sponsored a BBQ to say ‘Thank You’ for the support, volunteerism, dedication and participation for what volunteers do for our Parks.

Something special this year; SYRPA and the Save Our Bridge Campaign Committee recognized departing South Yuba River Citizen’s League Executive Director Caleb Dardick for his outstanding work to help keep our Parks open, preserve and protect the South Yuba River and his leadership in the campaign to Save Our Bridge.

Presented on September 20 at South Yuba River State Park-Bridgeport, the South Yuba River Park Association recognized the invaluable contributions of Caleb Dardick with a plaque and a memento of the covered bridge. The plaque stated appreciation for the preservation, protection and loving care of the South Yuba River in general, and particularly in his capacity as Executive Director of the South Yuba River Citizens League.

His generosity, energy and doggedness in sharing with us his experience, counsel and wisdom as part of the efforts to restore the historic wooden covered bridge at Bridgeport, and to install the solar power array at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park are greatly appreciated. The care of the South Yuba River is clearly a work in progress and is the responsibility of this and future generations. Caleb has set an example for us all.