Reclaiming the Sierra

The Sierra Fund’s Mercury Health Summit a Success

May 7, 2014

Last week, The Sierra Fund hosted a free public event, “Mercury and Human Health: An informational summit on the impacts of mercury exposure through fish consumption” in the California State Capitol Building.  Attendees included medical doctors, public health experts, policymakers and others.  The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Jane Hightower, a San Francisco […]

An informative evening in Quincy with The Sierra Fund

April 7, 2014

April 3 meeting showcased regional studies and health information Last Thursday over sixty people showed up to the Plumas County Fairgrounds for an informational event about legacy mines in the Sierra Nevada hosted by a regional nonprofit organization, The Sierra Fund (TSF).  The event was presented with the support of the County of Plumas and […]

Hold the Date – Community Meeting in Quincy, April 3

March 12, 2014

Informational Meeting on Legacy Mine Impacts Thursday April 3rd, 2014 7:00 PM Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds Mineral Building 204 Fairgrounds Road, Quincy, CA 95971 On Thursday April 3rd, The Sierra Fund will present information to the public about environmental impacts of historic mining. The Sierra Fund Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan will present “Fish and Dust: […]

TSF participates in EPA’s Environmental Justice “Teach In”

March 12, 2014

An AmeriCorps Member’s perspective on the EPA Region 9 Environmental Justice “Teach-In” By Amber Taxiera, Outreach Coordinator for The Sierra Fund On March 6th, I had the privilege of attending the Environmental Justice “Teach-In” at the U.S. EPA in San Francisco, along with The Sierra Fund’s CEO, Elizabeth “Izzy” Martin. Izzy was invited to be […]

Informational Meeting on Legacy Mine Impacts in Placer County

January 24, 2014

Informational Meeting on Legacy Mine Impacts in Placer County  On February 20th, 2014, The Sierra Fund will present information to the public about impacts of historic mining  in Placer County.   Dr. Carrie Monohan will present Fish and Dust: Legacy Impacts from the Gold Rush, an overview of two studies The Sierra Fund completed to assess […]

Legislative Reception January 21 in Sacramento

January 8, 2014

Join us January 21 at 6pm for our annual Legislative Reception.  For  more info go to our Facebook event page.

Hold the Date for Reclaiming the Sierra 2014, our bi-annual conference

December 4, 2013

Reclaiming the Sierra 2014: The New Gold Rush will be held September 11 & 12, 2014 in Grass Valley, CA. The Sierra Fund’s bi-annual conference, hosted at the heart of the glitter and devastation of what was California’s original Gold Rush, is the state’s primary venue for collaboration and action around addressing the ongoing effects […]

2 ways to support our winter storm sampling program!

November 20, 2013

The Sierra Fund is launching our first crowdfunding campaign!  Click here to go to the campaign page to view a quick video about the project, fun photos of our sampling team, and how to share our story and help us build supporters for this great work. The Sierra Fund’s science team is ready and willing […]

Full funding recommended for TSF’s $5.5 million CABY region proposal

November 13, 2013

The CABY region’s implementation proposal to the CA Department of Water Resources, for which The Sierra Fund is the lead applicant and fiscal sponsor, has been recommended for full funding.  The proposal package includes a dozen projects in the CABY IRWM region including needed water infrastructure, innovative small hydroelectric projects, and mine lands and meadow […]

An informative evening with The Sierra Fund in Nevada City

November 5, 2013

NEVADA CITY, 5 November 2013 – Monday night, November 4th, over one hundred people showed up to the Nevada City Veterans Hall for an informational event about legacy mines hosted by a local nonprofit organization, The Sierra Fund (TSF).  “I was expecting maybe fifty people” said TSF Outreach Coordinator Amber Taxiera, “but we had to […]