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Nevada City, Calif. October 10, 2016 – Registration is now open for the South Yuba River Citizens League’s (SYRCL) 2016 Salmon Tours. Join SYRCL River Science staff, trained local naturalists, and river guides from Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) for this educational and fun day rafting on the river. “This is an unforgettable opportunity for you and your family to explore the lower Yuba River and to witness spawning salmon,” says SYRCL’s River Education Manager, Heather Kallevig. “Get outdoors, enjoy the rafts and the river while learning about the salmon life cycle and the impact humans have on these incredibly resilient fish.”

Be amazed by the spectacular journey of wild Chinook salmon, who travel over a hundred miles from the Pacific to their native spawning grounds in the Yuba River. Witness exuberant salmon, as they jump two feet out of the water and dart around the rafts. Discover the Yuba River ecosystem and learn how mining has impacted the river.  On the excursion participants will also see firsthand SYRCL’s salmon habitat restoration project underway at Hammon Bar.

The Salmon Raft Tours begin on the main stem of the Yuba River at Parks Bar, just below the Highway 20 Bridge, and end at Sycamore Ranch Park. This run is about five-miles long and the tour takes approximately six-hours.

To sign up for a tour, register online at: http://yubariver.org/our-work/river-education/salmon-tours/, or contact Heather Kallevig, River Education Manager at: (530) 265-5961 ext. 218, or heather@syrcl.org.

SYRCL would like to thank the Teichert Foundation for supporting our 2016 Salmon Tours season!

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What:                    SYRCL Salmon Tours
When:                October 15th and November 5th
Where:                 Lower Yuba River below Parks Bar
Cost:                      $75 for the general public, $65 for SYRCL members, $50 for kids
Details:                www.yubariver.org

About SYRCL: The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL, pronounced “circle”) is the leading voice for the protection and restoration of the Yuba River watershed. Founded in 1983 through a rural, grassroots campaign to defend the South Yuba River from proposed hydropower dams, SYRCL has developed into a vibrant community organization with over 3,500 members and volunteers based in Nevada City, CA. See:  www.yubariver.org