Last week during the heat wave I took the opportunity to channel the sense of adventure of the Outside Inn and had a date at the South Yuba River. The water is low, but there are still plenty of places to jump in and cool down. While the temperatures are a bit cooler this week, it’s a great opportunity to think about joining the SYRCL Yuba River Cleanup this Saturday, September 19th. River People Manager Jenn Tamo said, “We are t-minus 4 days until the Yuba River Cleanup, and it is not too late to register! Volunteer help is still needed at Langs Crossing, on the Lower Yuba at Parks Bar and at all of our restoration sites. After a morning of cleanup, join us for a delicious feast at the volunteer appreciation BBQ down at Bridgeport from 1pm-4pm.” The party will feature live-music by Nevada City’s own Holler Tree and honky tonk tunes by the Rockabilly Love Cats. Click here to see a video from last year’s event. Andrew Collins-Anderson, River People Coordinator said, “the massive volunteer event on Saturday, September 19 is expecting over 700 volunteers to come out and remove thousands of pounds of trash from the Yuba and Bear Rivers in just one day.” “The Yuba River Cleanup is no small endeavor. I commend the hundreds of committed volunteers who every year scour for trash at over 30 sites along 80 miles of river and streams on all three forks of the Yuba,” said Caleb Dardick, SYRCL’s Executive Director.
It was also great to see Visit Sacramento give a shout out to the South Yuba River on their Instagram feed last week. So if you’re interested in going for a swim, a hike, a mountain bike ride or helping out with the annual clean up, the South Yuba River is right in Nevada City’s backyard.
© 2015 InnSide Nevada City, photos by Erin Thiem