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SYRCL’s River Ambassadors Add Safety as Well as Education

Imposing a $5 parking fee at South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport has not only allowed the park to remain open under threat of closure by the governor, It has also generated enough funds to pay for two additional Park Rangers , and two radios to be used by SYRCL’s River Ambassadors.    Americorps Stewardship Coordinator for SYRCL’s River Ambassador program, Andrew Collins-Anderson says it was river monitors at Bridgeport on last Sunday (July 7th)  that first came upon a 6 month old baby that had fallen out of a car seat and required immediate medical attention.
Click here to listen to Andrew Collins-Anderson

A helicopter was called to land at the river and take the baby for medical treatment.    Collins-Anderson says besides public safety,  the goals of the River Ambassador program are to remind people that if they pack it in, they should pack it out.
Click here to listen to Andrew Collins-Anderson

The South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport extends along 20 miles of the river from Bridgeport up to Edwards crossing and nearly half a million visitors coming to the South Yuba River each year.

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