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April 3, 2020
  • Building Healthy Soil for a Fruitful Harvest
    April 3, 2020  8:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Northern Queen Inn, 400 Railroad Ave, Nevada City, CA 95959, USA

    Join the South Yuba River Citizens League and the Nevada County Cannabis Alliance for another educational and inspiring ""Growing Green for the Yuba"" workshop - focused on the importance of building soils and highlighting legalized cannabis growers in Nevada County!

    Enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast while you listen to a panel of experts talk about the importance of healthy soil for watershed-friendly cultivation. Then join us in the afternoon for an exclusive demonstration of soil building on a newly legalized cannabis farm. The day will be dedicated to learning and celebration of Nevada County's important agricultural heritage.

    Spaces will fill up quickly. To secure your spot, register today!


    EVENT DATE: Friday, April 3rd
    Doors open 8:15am. Breakfast served 8:30am.

    Questions? Contact Ashley Overhouse, River Policy Manager at(530) 265-5961 ext. 215

April 4, 2020
  • South Yuba River Citizens League's River Monitoring Field Training
    April 4, 2020  9:00 am - 1:30 pm
    17660 Pleasant Valley Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946, USA

    River Monitors are community members who have become trained in water quality sampling and participate in monthly sampling occasions. These incredible volunteers range from high school students to senior citizens, dedicating nine months of their time and energy to the river. If interested, please attend our two-part training!

    This field-day training is the second part of the two-part new River Monitor training, taking place at Bridgeport-South Yuba River State Park. Hands-on training on how to take measurements, use monitoring equipment, fill out the data sheet and other river monitoring instructions.

    Learn specifically what we monitor for and how to take measurements of Air and Water Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen (DO), pH, Conductivity, Turbidity and Invasive and Sensitive Species Checklist.

    More details here:

  • Scotch Broom Challenge
    April 4, 2020  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    South Yuba River State Park, 17660 Pleasant Valley Rd, Penn Valley, CA 95946, USA

    Scotch broom is a non-native invasive weed that has become rampant throughout the Sierra foothills – especially Nevada County. It is highly flammable, whether it is dead or alive. Removing it reduces the risk of catastrophic fire.

    Join SYRCL’s River Avengers and help remove this species from our watershed!

    Saturday, April 4, 9am-1pm

    Kneebone Beach, South Yuba River State Park.

    Bring a lunch, water, sturdy shoes, and join your fellow river-lovers in removing this invasive species!

    Tools and snacks provided.

    Questions and to register please contact Mary McDonnell at or (530) 265-5961 ext 216.

April 22, 2020
  • State of the Yuba
    April 22, 2020  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    828 W Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945, USA

    Like the President’s annual address, SYRCL’s annual “State of the Yuba” serves as a report to the citizens of the Yuba watershed on the condition of the river, to outline SYRCL’s priorities for the coming year, and most importantly, enlist all river lovers in the protection and restoration of the Yuba. We also honor our Volunteer of the Year and Partner of the Year!

    This FREE event is for all members of the community who care about the Yuba River and want to know more about SYRCL’s efforts to protect the watershed.

    Doors open at 5:00pm, program starts at 6:00pm