**POSTPONED** Youth Environmental Summit

**Due to public health and safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic, Bear Yuba Land Trust will be canceling community gatherings and volunteer days through May 1st, as guided by Governor Newsom’s executive order issued yesterday. Please email outreach@bylt.org with your questions or comments at this time.**

Bear Yuba Land Trust Presents: Youth Environmental Summit 2020!

This event will take place on Saturday, April 25 from 9am-1pm at Rice’s Crossing North Preserve, near Bullards Bar Reservoir. During the event, participants will be able to explore BYLT’s largest fee-title property, which has been permanently protected for wildlife connectivity, riparian habitat and open space.

Participants will have a variety of activities to choose from during this exciting event! After an opening ceremony, a guided hike will be given on Yuba Rim and Trabbuco Trails (participation is limited). For the BioBlitz, participants will gather to discover native plants and animals to collect comprehensive biological data for the Preserve. Throughout the day, organizations dedicated to local conservation, recreation and restoration efforts will be stationed with information and activities at the Summit Fair. Participants not registered for the hike, or wish to have a shorter excursion are welcome to hike on the trails at a leisurely pace. This is a family-friendly event and children and youth are encouraged to participate!

A bathroom will be onsite, and there will be a water station and snacks to purchase (cash only). Bring a refillable water bottle, a picnic lunch hiking boots, comfortable clothes and anything else you’ll need to have a fun day! All ages welcome, please leave pets at home.

Schedule of Events:

9:00 AM Activities Begin/ Opening Ceremony
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Summit Fair
9:45 AM – 12:15 PM Guided Hike on Yuba Rim and Trabucco Trails
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM BioBlitz
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Picnic, Enjoy Preserve, Visit Summit Fair
1:00 PM Event Ends

Directions: Yuba Rim Trailhead >> From Nevada City, take Highway 49 towards Camptonville, turn left on Marysville Road and cross over the Bullards Bar Dam. Rice’s Crossing Preserve is located 1.3 miles from the dam. Park in the quarry, look for the BYLT event sign.


Pre-Registration >> $5 Adults, $3 Youth 13-17

Children 12 and under and military free with ID

Day-Of Registration : $7 Adults, $5 Youth 13-17 >> **cash only!**

To participate in the BioBlitz:

  1. Download the iNaturalist app on your smartphone (if you do not own a smartphone, BioBlitz journals and a pencil will be provided to note your observations).
  2. Follow the directions to familiarize yourself with recording data and creating observations: https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/getting+started
  3. On the day of the event, BYLT volunteers will assist users if they have specific questions
  4. This BioBlitz is included in the Sacramento City Nature Challenge, a regional challenge between cities to collect the most biological data! >> READ MORE

Summit Fair Vendors:

Stay tuned for the amazing organizations you can visit at the Summit Fair! 

Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) is a non-profit organization that exists to protect and defend the working and natural lands of the Bear and Yuba River Watersheds and empower healthy, resilient communities through nature access and education. Since 1990, BYLT has saved more than 15,000 acres of critical Sierra Nevada habitats in addition to building and maintaining 45 miles of public trails enjoyed by thousands of locals and visitors annually.