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“State of the Yuba” to celebrate Earth Day

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The South Yuba River Citizens League will host the "State of the Yuba" on Wednesday in celebration of Earth Day.

The event is a celebration of the Yuba River, and is free an open to the public. Special guests will be honored for their contributions to the organization and to the protection of the watershed.

Those guests include Junet Bedayn, SYRCL's Youth Environmentalist of the Year, Allan Eberhart, SYRCL's Volunteer of the Year, and representatives from U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, SYRCL's partner of the year.

Over 10,000 hours of volunteer time were donated to SYRCL in 2016 by over 1,300 individuals, who participated in services such as water quality monitoring, invasive species removal, river stewardship, climate change research, and watchdogging NID's proposal to build the Centennial Dam.

The event will honor those volunteers and provide information for those looking to get involved in 2017.

SYRCL will unveil its new plan to help Spring-run Chinook Salmon come back from the brink of extinction. A presentation on SYRCL's efforts to propose alternatives to the proposed Centennial Dam will be revealed as well.

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This free event is for all members of the community who want to learn more about SYRCL's efforts to defend the watershed and how to get involved.

Source: South Yuba River Citizens League

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What: SYRCL’s “State of the Yuba”

When: Wednesday, April 19. Doors open at 5 p.m., program from 6-8 p.m.

Where: Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W Main St, Grass Valley

Cost: FREE