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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. This past year, 2016, was spent working on obtaining all of the necessary permits and environmental impact reports necessary to begin construction.

 

January 2017 delivered great news as Governor Brown has included the necessary $3.226 million to complete the project in the 2017-2018 State budget! 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

 

South Yuba River State Park, Bridgeport -- 2018 Events:
Wildflower Walks - Early March to Mid-May.

 

Bird Watching - 2nd Saturday of each month *throughout the year.*

 

After May 1, and for the remainder of 2018, due to the restoration project of the historic covered bridge, all other activities at South Yuba River State Park, Bridgeport area (including Gold Panning and Fall Festival) may be impacted.
Please call the Visitor Center at 530-432 2546 or Park Kiosk at 530-432-2060 for updated information.

 

Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park -- 2018 Events:
Humbug Day - Saturday, June 9, 2018 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
French Connection - TBD http://malakoffdigginsstatepark.org/

 

 

BRIDGEPORT’S FALL FESTIVAL SUNDAY OCTOBER 22
We need volunteers on the day of the Festival, Sunday, October 22, as well as, during the planning process.
If you wish to participate on our Planning Committee, the next two Planning Committee meetings are tentatively scheduled for September 19th and October 10th
Please email Margaret Vodicka, the Fall Festival Coordinator if you want to be part of the Fall Festival fun: margaret_vodicka@hotmail.com

 

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Peak Season Fee Increase Scheduled for South Yuba River State Park and Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park
Please see attached News Release from CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION
Date: May 4, 2017

 

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Extremely Hazardous River Conditions at the South Yuba River

 

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Debora Pfanner, Malakoff Diggins Senior Park Aide, passed away on March 1, 2017

 

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Click here to make special donations in memory of Debbie Pfanner.

 

GREAT NEWS! GOVERNOR BROWN INCLUDES $3.226 MILLION IN 2017-2018 STATE BUDGET TO COMPLETE BRIDGE RESTORATION PROJECT!

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2017 BIRD WALK SCHEDULE

 

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2017 WILDFLOWER WALKS BEGIN

 

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WHAT: GUIDED WILDFLOWER WALKS

WHERE: SOUTH YUBA RIVER STATE PARK - BRIDGEPORT

WHEN: EVERY SAT. & SUN. – MARCH 11 THROUGH MAY 14

TIME: 11:00AM *RAIN MAY CANCEL*

 

When spring arrives in the Nevada County foothills there is no better way to welcome its arrival than with a walk among the beautiful wildflowers at South Yuba River State Park.

 

Docents will provide guided wildflower walks beginning on March 11, and will continue every Saturday and Sunday through May 14 at 11:00 a.m.

 

The walks and blooms are at the whim of Mother Nature.

 

Rain may cancel. Call 530 432-2546 for information.

 

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