TO THE SOUTH YUBA RIVER PARK ASSOCIATION
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.
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.
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.
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.
2016 WILDFLOWER WALKS BEGIN AT BRIDGEPORT ALONG THE SOUTH YUBA RIVER
State Park Docents will lead guided Wildflower Walks every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. beginning on Sunday March 6 and continuing through at least Mother's Day, May 8. Depending on how the flowers are doing, we may go to mid-May.
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.