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May 14, 2007
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Volunteers needed for Yuba restoration


This weekend Himalayan blackberry and Star Thistle will be pulled from the banks of the Yuba River as part of the South Yuba River Citizens League's Restoration Day.

SYRCL is looking for volunteers for its 3rd annual event that will be held from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, May 19.

The work is being done to help stop invasive species, prevent erosion along river trails and remove graffiti from river rocks.

Volunteers will work with the California State Park rangers and docents, Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service to identify problem areas at Scotch Mans Creek, Hoyt's Crossing and Bridgeport.

Trail restoration decreases the amount of sediment going into the river which improves habitat for fish and other aquatic creatures, SYRCL staff said.

To register contact Noel Kroeplin at: (530)265-5961 x213 or noel@syrcl.org. Some tools, lunch and water will be provided.


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