Reclaiming the Sierra

Join us for benefit concert,Thurs Jan 16!

January 3, 2014

Sweet Water of Life -Live Bands Benefit ++Part II This Benefit Concert will raise awareness & funds for The Sierra Fund’s work to restore local rivers that have been impacted by legacy mining for 100+ years. WHAT: 21+ event with live music, solo artists and live bands WHEN: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 7:00pm until 12:00am […]

Benefit for TSF and work to protect water quality – Sat, Nov 30!

November 28, 2013

A live bands benefit at the Stonehouse in Nevada City on Saturday, November 30 will donate proceeds to The Sierra Fund’s projects as part of their goal to protect and restore groundwater and surface water impacted by mines. Super thanks to Mihai Algiu and his band Atreum for having the vision and putting this benefit […]

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 […]

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 […]

November 4th – Informational meeting on legacy mining impacts in Nevada City

October 25, 2013

This meeting, to be held November 4,  will feature regional experts presenting information to the public about impacts of historic mining pollution in our community.  Specific sites in Nevada County that will be covered include Hirschman’s Pond, the Deer Creek Tribute Trail bridge site and Lonesome Lake on the San Juan Ridge.  The meeting will also cover important new fish […]

Informational Meeting on Legacy Mining Impacts in Nevada County – rescheduled to Nov 4

October 18, 2013

RESCHEDULED:  This meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, November 4, 7:00pm.  This meeting was postponed due to the federal government shutdown, but has now been rescheduled to Monday, November 4th at 7:00 pm.  The meeting location is still at the Nevada City Veterans Hall, 415 North Pine Street in Nevada City.  Contact Amber Taxiera if […]

POSTPONED: Informational Meeting on Legacy Mining Impacts in Nevada County

October 7, 2013

7 October, 2013 – The Sierra Fund’s informational meeting on legacy mining impacts that was scheduled to be held October 8th was postponed due to the federal government shutdown.  It has been rescheduled for Monday, November 4th. “This is another frustrating example of how the federal government shutdown affects our community,” says Kerry Morse, Director […]

TSF’s health outreach campaign: Community Meeting in Nevada City on Oct 8

September 4, 2013

The Sierra Fund’s pilot health campaign has now brought information about mercury in fish, and how to advise patients, to doctors and nurses from nine clinics and public health offices in the northern Sierra.  Most recently, we provided two continuing medical education courses to health professionals in Grass Valley with participation from both the county […]

ACTION ALERT: Sign on to TSF’s letter to support funding for legacy mine cleanup

August 6, 2013

Join The Sierra Fund, Tuleyome, and a dozen other organizations to support new public funds to clean up California’s oldest pollution – mercury from legacy mines. The Sierra Fund has launched our “Get the Mercury Out” campaign to get funding to clean up legacy mines. Our current effort is a sign-on letter of supporters addressed […]

Spread the good information about mercury in fish

July 16, 2013

Good information on mercury in fish has been under attack over the last couple months. In response to several skewed opinion articles published in regional news outlets, The Sierra Fund has compiled this fully referenced piece:  Like it or Not, Mercury in Gold Country Fish – 7.15.13 Please circulate to those who need to know […]