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State of Yuba event scheduled for Earth Day

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Like the president's annual address, the South Yuba River Citizens League has scheduled its State of the Yuba event on Earth Day to report to the citizens of the Yuba watershed on the condition of the river, outline SYRCL's priorities for the coming year, and most importantly, enlist all river lovers in the protection and restoration of the Yuba.

Join SYRCL on Tuesday, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. (program from 6-7:30 p.m.), at the Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main St., Grass Valley, for this informative and free event.

Light refreshments, snacks, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

SYRCL's new River Monitoring Plan and updated Yuba Salmon Now campaign will be featured at the State of the Yuba.

Rachel Hutchinson, SYRCL's river programs manager, has been hard at work developing goals for the future and analyzing past data to determine the next steps for this successful community-driven science program. 

The new River Monitoring Plan will outline priorities, including long-term monitoring sites, mine-impacted streams, dam-affected reaches, invasive species, the upper South Yuba and more.

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In addition, Gary Reedy, SYRCL's river scientist, will give the latest progress report on the Yuba Salmon Now campaign. 

Wild salmon once returned to Central Valley rivers in the millions each year, with up to 300,000 in the Yuba alone.

Today, Yuba salmon runs have dropped to less than 8,000, leading to their being listed as threatened with extinction under the Endangered Species Act.

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