Reclaiming the Sierra

Tour Malakoff Diggins and the Humbug Creek Watershed with SYRCL on August 11

July 19, 2012

Join SYRCL for the free “Humbug Excursion” August 11.

Following on the success of keeping Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park open to the public, SYRCL will be offering a free public tour of Malakoff Diggins and the Humbug Creek watershed on August 11th from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

Humbug Creek drains into the South Yuba River, and due to drainage of Malakoff Diggins, is a primary source of ongoing pollution to the South Yuba River.

The excursion, which is being organized by The Sierra Fund’s partner, SYRCL, will be explore Malakoff’s fascinating history, seeing first-hand the detrimental effects of hydraulic mining, and learning about ways to help with remediation efforts.

SYRCL is working with The Sierra Fund, California State Parks, and others on developing a Humbug Creek Watershed Management Plan. SYRCL’s role is to involve the community, through our water quality monitoring, our support of State Parks, and information exchanged during this excursion and other public outreach.

The tour includes a visit to the town of North Bloomfield, a walk inside The Pit, and a brief hike along the Humbug Trail.

To register for this special free excursion, contact Jessica Roberts at or (530) 265-5961 ext. 209.

Remember to bring:

  • Sunscreen and sun protection
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Picnic lunch (after the tour)