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 […]

Mercury expert to speak on human health impacts, May 2 in State Capitol

April 21, 2014

Jane Hightower, MD, author of the exposé Diagnosis: Mercury, will be the keynote speaker at an event highlighting the ongoing human health impacts of mercury in California’s environment. Dr. Hightower, a national expert on mercury, will speak about her research into the health impacts of consuming mercury-contaminated fish, with a special focus on the irreversible […]

KQNY Radio Interview with TSF

April 10, 2014

When we were in Quincy last week, Science Director Carrie Monohan and CEO Elizabeth Martin took time to speak with Leslie Mink of KQNY radio.  The interview aired twice last weekend, and we’re happy to share the full recording with you here – enjoy! HTHT #104 SierraFundMining_Interviewer&CM_4.3.14

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 […]

Hearing on Mercury in State Capitol – Monday, March 24

March 20, 2014

The Sierra Fund CEO Elizabeth Martin and Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan are testifying at the California Assembly Natural Resources Committee oversight hearing “Mercury Contamination:  Toxic Legacy of the Gold Rush” on Monday, March 24.  The hearing will begin at 1:30 pm in the California State Capitol, Room 447. The DRAFT agenda for the hearing […]

The Sierra Fund sponsors new CA Mining Law Reform Bill

March 13, 2014

California Senator Fran Pavley has introduced the Surface Mining Act Reform of 2014 (SB 1270) with a goal of reforming the California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) to better serve industry, local governments, state government, and the public.  The Sierra Fund, a regional nonprofit based in Nevada City, is the sponsor of this bill. […]

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 […]

Thanks AmeriCorps Members Amber and Karen!

March 12, 2014

The Sierra Fund’s Reclaiming the Sierra program has been greatly enriched over the last year by our participation in the Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership. In recognition of national AmeriCorps week, we are taking the opportunity to share some fun photos of our two fantastic AmeriCorps members:  Research Assistant Karen Atkins and Outreach Coordinator Amber Taxiera. […]

An evening in Foresthill with The Sierra Fund

February 27, 2014

Last week over seventy five people showed up to the Foresthill Veteran’s Memorial Hall for an informational event about legacy mines hosted by The Sierra Fund (TSF).  This meeting attracted diverse attendees from local gold miners to Sacramento county residents. “We were thrilled to have such a broad range of participants attend the meeting,” said […]