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River clean up a success

The Union Staff

Nearly 90 volunteers showed up to remove invasive species and graffiti along the Yuba River over the weekend.

The South Yuba River Citizens League volunteers joined forces with Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service and State Parks staff and docents, in the third annual Great Yuba Restoration Day.

The group worked to restore three sites on the South Yuba”Bridgeport, Hoyt’s Crossing, and Scotchman’s Creek. John Olmstead, from the California Institute of Man in Nature, also led efforts to remove Scotch broom from a meadow area in the South Yuba canyon west of Jones Bar.

Volunteers at Hoyt’s Crossing, upstream from the Highway 49 bridge, installed water bars and cleared vegetation from trails to decrease erosion along the trail and create headroom for trail users.

Hundreds of square feet of graffiti were removed from a Scotchman’s Creek near Washington.

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