The Lower Yuba River, a calm stretch of the river below the Highway 20 bridge, offered a fun family friendly activity earlier this summer. With the SYRCLAnnual River Clean Up coming up this Saturday, I figured now was a good time to remind folks that river that runs through our backyard is a great asset to our community. From the lower Yuba, where the salmon still spawn, to the upper reaches of the watershed, SYRCL leads a volunteer effort to clean up the river on September 20. “This community is phenomenal. Where else can you count on more than 550 people to gather on one day in an effort to maintain a safe, clean, and healthy watershed,” said Melinda Booth, Wild & Scenic Film Festival Director. So whether you like to soak in a swimming hole, fly fish, float down on kayaks or taking a hike along the South Yuba River, now is a great time to give back and help with the clean up process. What’s your favorite part about the river?