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TO THE SOUTH YUBA RIVER PARK ASSOCIATION

 

 

 

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Tucked away in scenic and historic Nevada County

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South Yuba River State Park has a little something for everybody. The patchwork park boundaries form a “string of pearls” for 20 miles along the river, including four historic bridges, miles of hiking trails, and the nation´s only wheelchair-accessible wilderness trail, the Independence Trail. The river´s beauty and solitude has long inspired the dedication and stewardship of those who know it best.

 

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Come discover the many faces of the South Yuba River.

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Wander through the history of the Bridgeport Covered Bridge, learn more about the wagons that traveled these parts, pan for gold, escape to a hidden swimming hole, roam trails along the river surrounded by wildflowers, and so much more.

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Save Our Bridge

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Campaign to Save Our Bridge continues. The Bridge was stabilized in February 2015 with a temporary structure. Funding of $1.316 million was allocated in 2014 by the State towards the restoration of the bridge. All of your emails, faxes, letters and phone calls to Sacramento made that happen Most of 2015 was spent performing an in-depth assessment and preparing the engineering drawings needed to restore the Bridge. There was also a thorough analysis of the costs to fully restore the Bridge. Please follow the link below for the latest news. We still need your support! Please continue to stay informed and involved in this project. Check this website for updates and respond to future “Action Alerts”, as we may need to communicate our positions on issues during the restoration with State Representatives. Together, we can Save Our Bridge.

 

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Current Events

 

Celebrate Spring Fundraiser Was a Big Success!

 

Due in large part to our wonderful Sponsors!

 

Click on the link below "Learn more..." to see a list of the sponsors who supported the event.

 

Please consider patronizing these generous businesses and individuals. They enabled SYRPA to realize significant funds to help support our Park. Thank you!

 

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BRIDGEPORT STAR PARTY HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED.

 

It has been decided to reschedule the Bridgeport Star Party for September 30th (or possibly October 1st), 2016. The sky in the fall offers views of many different constellations and planets not available in the spring so please mark your calendars and keep an eye out for future publicity on this event.

 

 

GOLD PANNING AT BRIDGEPORT BEGINS MAY 28

 

Docents offer gold panning demonstrations at Bridgeport from noon to 2:00 p.m. every weekend and holiday, Memorial Day through Labor Day. 

 

Gold panning sessions for private groups and school talks can be arranged at other times by prior reservation.  

 

Call South Yuba River State Park for more information at (530) 432-2546.

 

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