SYRCL: A voice for the Yuba

IN 1969, CONGRESS CREATED THE LAKE Tahoe Regional Planning Agency as the “voice of Lake Tahoe.” It came after two decades of rapid growth. The South Yuba River—Mother Nature’s other world-class watershed in our region— has been disrupted since the Gold Rush: hydraulic mining, dams, logging and development. Unlike Tahoe, Congress did not come to […]

Wild & Scenic Festival turns 10

THE INAUGURAL WILD & SCENIC Film Festival was an informal gathering at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. Rivers and Tides, a 2001 documentary, was shown. Actor Peter Coyote and poet Gary Snyder spoke. Though little known, the event organized by the South Yuba River Citizens League (or SYRCL) was a sell out. In January […]