Grass Valley, Calif. October 4, 2018 – Sierra Streams Institute (SSI) and Gold Country Fly Fishers (GCFF) announce that SSI will participate in Yuba Fest 2018.

“Sierra Streams Institute is excited to be participating in the 2018 Yuba Fest. We think that is important to come together as a community to learn about and care for the Yuba River watershed.” said Becca Warner, Citizen Science and Outreach Coordinator. “This event is an amazing way to do this and we look forward to being there.”

“We are excited to have Sierra Streams Institute at Yuba Fest 2018.” said Clay Hash, President of Gold Country Fly Fishers, owner of Fly Fishing Traditions, and chairman of the event, “Conservation of the Yuba River watershed requires a multidimensional and regional effort. Our goal to bring together many stake holders will be achieved by participation of organizations like SSI.”

The event is a free-of-charge celebration of the Yuba River and will take place at Sycamore Ranch County Park from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The mission of Yuba Fest is to encourage the protection, conservation, and restoration of the Yuba River and its watershed. The event will bring together many conservation groups, numerous educators, and anglers of all experience levels and ages.

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Sierra Streams Institute: Imagine… a healthy, vibrant watershed. Sierra Streams Institute is a watershed monitoring, research, and restoration group based in Nevada City, California, in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Our mission is to link water, science and people for the benefit of human and environmental health. Founded in 1995 as Friends of Deer Creek, SSI has grown to become an important voice in the regional scientific community—but we are still proud to call Deer Creek our home watershed.

Gold Country Fly Fishers: Founded in 1984, the Gold Country Fly Fishers is a group of people passionate about the sport of fly fishing. Our club fosters the “catch and release” ethic because it is important to conserve our resources. Our mission is to support fly fishing for recreation, support the conservation of our waters, aid members in the skill and techniques of fly fishing, and represent fly fishers through liaison with sports and conservation organizations.

Fly Fishing Traditions: Clay Hash, owner, guide, and educator, understands the importance of providing a quality educational experience for those looking to get into the sport of fly fishing or for those that want to take their existing skills to a new level. He offers a wide variety of educational opportunities no matter what your experience level; from drift boat floating clinics or personalized lessons. FFT provides fly fishers, no matter their age or experience level, an opportunity to learn something new about fly fishing.

Reel Anglers Fly Shop: Whether you are a weekend warrior or the consummate angler, the Reel Anglers Fly Shop provides some of the best fly fishing gear and knowledge. Tom Page owns and operates the shop and actually uses the fly fishing equipment he sells. Be it fly rods, fly reels, waders, vests, footwear, or clothing, Tom picks the best products from top manufacturers around the world.